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Now Hiring: District Retail Manager - South District

Application deadline February 1st, 2022.

Do you enjoy spending your time in Redwood National and State Parks? Are you passionate about helping preserve these gorgeous public lands for future generations? Do you enjoy the thought of interacting with park visitors who visit our parks daily? If you answered yes to these questions, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Redwood Parks Conservancy (a nonprofit organization who partners with public land agencies) is seeking a District Retail Manager for our South District in the beautiful Redwood National and State Parks. This manager level position will oversee park store retail operations at Sue-meg State Park, Kuchel Visitor Center, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. It will be based out of our warehouse location in Orick, CA. Job duties will also include distribution efforts to all visitor centers. This is an excellent opportunity for a full time, year round position with benefits such as health insurance, paid holiday and vacation leave.

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Joe Luttrell, Interim Executive Director/Director of Retail Operations

Joe is originally from East Tennessee, home to the Great Smoky Mountains. He arrived to redwood country in early 2019 and absolutely loves the beauty of the area. 

Joe brings vast non-profit retail experience to Redwood Parks Conservancy due to his time with Great Smoky Mountains Association and Alaska Geographic. Prior to finding his dream career with public lands, he spent over 21 years helping manage theme parks. He spent over 15 years with Dollywood in Tennessee and several more years with Six Flags in Kentucky. 

Joe and his wife Lisa enjoy spending their free time hiking and believe far northern California will provide the perfect opportunity for doing just that!  





David Reed, Development Director

Growing up in Humboldt county helped David develop a close connection to wild places. He spent his childhood camping on the Smith River with family, hiking through redwood forests and fishing with his father, brother and grandparents in the rivers and mountain streams that define the redwood coast.

David’s work life has revolved around helping people change the world for the better and support the things they love through charitable giving. In the two decades before coming to Redwood Parks Conservancy, he worked as the head of development for a public radio station and in small town economic development.

David lives with his wife Cori, and two young daughters, Dani and Katie, just a mile from Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, one of RPC’s partner parks. He loves camping, walking and exploring some of the same places with his daughters that he experienced growing up here.

To reach David, email him at [email protected]


Debi White, Support Services Manager

Debi joined Redwood Parks Association, now Redwood Parks Conservancy, in 2011 and brought over 20 years experience in the world of non-profits, including 11 years as director of Children's Miracle Network and five years as district director of Muscular Dystrophy Association, both in Oregon. She fell in love with the redwoods during a Portland marathon training run in 2005 at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, but she never imagined she would actually live and work in the area one day. Debi manages the northern visitor centers and oversees fundraising activities for the benefit of Redwood National & State Parks including Candlelight Walk, and the Prairie Creek Run in the Redwoods 5k. When she's not at work, Debi spends her time walking her dog, working out, gardening and cooking.

To reach Debi email her at [email protected] or call 707-465-7327

Kristen Zumeta, Operations and Management, Redwood Parks Association

Kristen Zumeta, Executive Assistant

Kristen has always been an outdoors enthusiast. Reveling in the mystery and excitement of challenges like thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, The Appalachian Trail, The Colorado Trail, and many others.  She also draws from her background at companies like Patagonia in helping to operate RPC.  

In her home state of Virginia, Kristen studied Biology and Chemistry with a focus on Plant Sciences. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2006 and quickly began a life of travel and long distance hiking. When she finally made her way to California in 2012, Kristen was hooked. She met her husband on the Pacific Crest Trail that year and in 2013 they decided that the Redwoods would be a perfect home base for all of their outdoor adventures. 

To reach Kristen, email her at [email protected] or call 707-465-7328






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