These are the people who make it happen!
Meet our newest volunteer: Mike Bardgett
Welcome Mike Bardgett!
Mike is a new volunteer through the Experience Works program at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center working with the BLM interpreters. Mike hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma and Garden City, Kansas,the hometowns of his youth. He served in the Marine Corps for six years and then moved to Wyoming where he graduated from Casper College and subsequently the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management/Conservation.
Mike spent his career working with the Bureau of Land Management in the areas of wildlife, range management and fighting fires. He spent 5 summers with the Wyoming State Parks at Independence Rock as an interpretive docent. In the off season he worked with special needs students in the Natrona County School District.
A very busy man, Mike serves as a volunteer and board member for Casper’s Retired Volunteer Services Program (RSVP) and on the Parish Council at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Mike volunteers at the Werner Wildlife Museum giving talks and conducting programs on history and wildlife at the Natrona County Public Library and other venues. He also volunteers at Independence Rock. Mike enjoys bird watching and can be found photographing and journaling wildlife as he observes it.
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is so fortunate to have Mike here with us! Come visit and meet this fine gentleman soon!