Staff Spotlight, Kim Higgins

Ranger standing in front of the ranger station

Park Ranger, Kim Higgins

Lake Griffin State Park

In 1995 Administrative Assistant Kim Higgins left sunny south Florida and traded in her shorts and flip flops for pants and boots to work at Lake Griffin State Park. Kim started out as a park ranger and did a variety of jobs from maintenance to interpretation. It was this surfeit of variety that Kim has always loved.

“The main thing I love about my career choice is the diversity of whatever position you may hold. Every day brings something new and different.”

In 2015 an administrative assistant position opened at Lake Griffin and Kim made the move. Now she keeps close tabs on the park’s administrative side but still gets to talk to visitors. She recognizes that she may be the only staff members visitors see so makes it a point to ensure that every visitor has the best possible experience. Kim says

“ I was told very early in my career that we can make or break a visitor’s experience in the parks and I really took this to heart.”

Kim is always friendly, informative and welcoming and would love for you to come visit. This is her 30th year working for the Florida Park Service.

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