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TORRY NERGART
336.420.6983
torry.nergart@gmail.com
165 Temple Church Road
Brevard NC 28712
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 Participated in land acquisition processes, assisted state property office
 Communicated to landowners property acquisi...
 Assisted in special event planning
References
Robert McGraw, NC State Parks - Gorges
Advanced Park Ranger, Supervisor
96...
Chairman
100 Udvawadulis Court Brevard NC 28712
vcmcminn@comporium.net 828-674-0318
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  1. 1. TORRY NERGART 336.420.6983 torry.nergart@gmail.com 165 Temple Church Road Brevard NC 28712 _____________________________________________ Professional Experience NC State Parks, Lead Natural Resources Management Ranger 2007-present  Natural Resources Management, Conservation  Conducted monitoring programs for rare, threatened, endangered species  Monitored phenologic events, contributed data to regional and national projects  Designed conservation program for 8,000 acre park, 1,600 acre park  Operate GIS/GPS (Arc, Trimble, Garmin) for land use analysis and planning  Inventoried, identified and prioritized areas for addition to public land  Patrolled for resource threats including encroachment, poaching  Designed, implemented exotic invasive species control plans  Addressed landowners about resource management threats and violations  Programming  Designed, planned and implemented 60 new programs and classes  Marketed programs to public, drawing in 5,800 attendees to date  Conducted outreach to local community centers and schools  Presented at festivals and special events  Management of websites and social media to promote programming  Hosted and presented educator workshops  Presented to officials, dignitaries, variety of school ages, civic groups  Community Involvement  Partnered with 18 organizations and agencies to conduct events and programs  Coordinated volunteer programs with over 2,000 hours of service  Supervised skilled and expert volunteers, seasonal employees  Active member of Transylvania Natural Resources Council, serve as vice chair  Built lasting relationships with volunteers, community members, partners  Operations, Budgeting, Communication  Operates park databases, used budget guidelines for purchasing and contracting  Operates Microsoft Suite for planning, database maintenance, communication  Leads staff meetings and trainings, promotes positive communication  Wrote and received grants for resource management and recreation programs  Cooperated across disciplines and agencies to promote park’s mission  Attended and conducted trainings on professional development
  2. 2.  Participated in land acquisition processes, assisted state property office  Communicated to landowners property acquisition process for parks Research Technician, Western Carolina University Geosciences 2005 - 2007  Contributed data to the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Arts program  Studied remote sensing data to predict river cane sites  Utilized satellite data in IDRISI, Arc software  Presented at Assoc. of American Geographers conference, WCU Honors College Education Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC 2007 Natural Resources Conservation and Management GPA 3.59, Phi Beta Mu Honor Society Curriculum vitae: Life Sciences, Speech Communication, Microeconomics, Public Policy and Administration, Natural Resources Economics, Management, Forest Management Haywood Community College Clyde, NC 2001 Forest Management Technology Magna cum laude, Robert Browning Memorial Scholar National Honor Society for Forest Management Technicians Certifications  CPR/AED Instructor  Environmental Educator  Search and Rescue  Medical First Responder  Weather Spotter  Trimble GPS operator  S130/190, L180 Wildland Firefighting, S-212 Chainsaws  NC Parks General Equipment operator (tractor, mower, track hoe, skid steer, ATV) Volunteerism Mountains to Sea Trail  Trail building along state-wide trail system  Participation in annual meeting Epsilon Tau Pi, National Eagle Scout Service Fraternity  Chaired volunteer program of founding chapter  Planned university-wide service events  Conducted chapter service work days People for Clean Mountains  Designed curriculum-correlated recycling education program for 5th graders
  3. 3.  Assisted in special event planning References Robert McGraw, NC State Parks - Gorges Advanced Park Ranger, Supervisor 966 Grassy Ridge Road Sapphire NC 28774 Robert.mcgraw@ncparks.net 828-284-3005 Marshall Ellis, NC State Parks Mountain Region Biologist 759 State Park Road Troutman, NC 28116 Marshall.ellis@ncparks.gov 704-528-6514 x218 Larry Ragsdale, Friends of Gorges Chairman 27 Ugedaliyvi Court Brevard NC 28712 Larry1@comporium.net 828-883-4733 Sharon Becker, NC State Parks West District Interpretation and Education Specialist 759 State Park Road Troutman, NC 28116 Sharon.becker@ncparks.gov 704-528-6514 x217 Bart Renner, Transylvania Cooperative Extension Director 98 East Morgan Street Brevard, NC 28712 bmrenner@ncsu.edu 828-884-3109 Andy “Buster” Rogers, NC Forest Service County Forester 960 Ecusta Road Brevard, NC 28712 Andy.rogers@ncagr.gov 828-884-3212 Meredith Licht, Transylvania County Schools Educator, President Transylvania Association of Educators 609 South Country Club Road Brevard, NC 28712 Meredith.licht@gmail.com 828-553-8306 Mary W. Myers, NC State Parks - Haw River Park Office Administrator 606 Crestwood Drive Greensboro, NC 27408 Mary.w.myers@ncparks.gov 336-558-3653 Lee McMinn, Transylvania Natural Resources Council
  4. 4. Chairman 100 Udvawadulis Court Brevard NC 28712 vcmcminn@comporium.net 828-674-0318

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