New Potawatomi Park Superintendent Excited for Busy Season

Staffers at state parks across the State of Wisconsin are gearing up for another busy season. At Potawatomi State Park near Sturgeon Bay, the current superintendent has less then four months on the job, but Erin Brown not only knows the popular recreational area like the back of her hand, she lives in southern Door County. As a matter of fact, Brown, who began her new duties in November, was Park Manager at Potawatomi from 2006 to 2011. She was then transferred to Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek and was Assistant Superintendent there until November of last year. Brown, who grew up in Eau Claire, says she’s constantly thinking of ways to make the park better…

As you might expect, some of her thoughts center on the challenges related to the park’s operation. One example, staffing. Brown says during her previous time at the park, there were five people on staff…

Erin Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in geography and resource management from the University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire, a law enforcement certificate from Chippewa Valley Technical College and is certified to teach secondary social studies by way of studies at UW/River falls.

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