Brianna Moorehead was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, and developed her interest in parks and recreation in 2018 on a trip to Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Like most visitors, she fell in love with the park. Her family joked about her becoming “Ranger Rick” in the future, so she did some research on what she needed to do: Get educated and get experience.
With this in mind, Brianna moved to Gainesville to work toward a degree in Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida with a specialization in protected areas management. While in school, she is gaining experience as the administrative assistant for both Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park and San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Because of her love of the parks, and desire to learn and grow, you won’t just see Brianna behind her desk, but also out in the field, working alongside the ranger staff.
Brianna loves Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park and working with the Florida Park Service because any time during the day she can take a break and go to her favorite part of the park, the sinkhole! It’s an easy reminder of what she is working to help preserve every single day.
Her goal is to one day be a park ranger and help educate the public about the importance of our environment and helping preserve it the best we can as well as telling the history behind our beautiful Florida State Parks.