John J. Reynolds

During his nearly 40 year career with the National Park Service he served as park planner for places including Cape Cod, Yosemite and Alaska; park manager at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CA and North Cascades National Park, WA; Manager Denver Service Center, Regional Director of Mid-Atlantic and Pacific West Regions and Deputy Director.

He championed international conservation in the NPS, advised on park issues in 12 countries, and was US Delegate to the World Heritage Committee.

He has worked for the National Park Foundation as Senior Fellow and as Executive Vice President and the Student Conservation Association as Government Relations manager. He served on the boards of nonprofits including the Student Conservation Association, Landscape Architecture Foundation, George Wright Society, Partners for Public Lands, Shenandoah National Park Trust and as a founding member of the Friends of the John Smith Trail/Chesapeake Conservancy, Global Parks and the Friends of Flight 93.

He represented the Secretary of the Interior on the board of the Presidio Trust. He chaired federal advisory groups for Flight 93 National Memorial, John Smith Trail and Fort Hancock 21st Century. He was Virginia Citizens Representative to the Chesapeake Bay Commission and a member of the California State Parks Commission. He currently serves on the board of the Fort Monroe Authority and the steering committee for the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

He graduated with a BSLA from Iowa State University and a MLA from the State University College of Forestry at Syracuse University.

He lives in Crozet, VA and is married to Barbara (Bobbie) Reynolds. His son, Mike, is Superintendent, Yosemite National Park.