PARKS CANADA NEWS AND INFORMATION
A NEW SUPERINTENDENT FOR RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Michaela Kent has officially started her duties as Superintendent of Riding Mountain National Park.
She began her career with Parks Canada in 2001 as manager of the Discovery Centre in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. In 2003, she became a member of Western Newfoundland and Labrador field unit’s Strategic Planning function, working in the area of community relations and special events. In 2009, Ms. Kent was appointed the External Relations Manager for Western Newfoundland and Labrador. In this role, her focus was on raising the profile of Parks Canada and the sites under her responsibility.
Prior to working with Parks Canada, Ms. Kent worked for the Town of Woody Point, an enclave of Gros Morne National Park, as heritage coordinator. In this role, she developed heritage bylaws, delivered product development and saw the town successfully become a provincial Registered Heritage District.
Michaela Kent holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Literature and a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Born and raised in St. John’s, Ms. Kent and her husband, Fred Sheppard, have three young children. They enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, art and cultural festivals, and travelling.
Michaela Kent is happy to be working in Riding Mountain and is looking forward to
getting to know the area and its people.
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