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Lisa Baldwin selected as Cumberland Gap National Historical Park superintendent
Published March 10, 2023; 9:57 p.m.

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New Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Superintendent Lisa Baldwin. Image by NPS

ATLANTA — National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Mark Foust today announced the selection of Lisa Baldwin as superintendent of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, effective May 7.

“Lisa joins the park with a breadth of experience leading NPS parks and programs and building and maintaining strong relationships with local communities and Tribal partners,” said Foust. “She will help protect the rich cultural and natural resources of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park with a steadfast determination that enriches the park, its visitors and surrounding communities.”

“I am honored to join the team at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and look forward to working with the park staff, partners and community,” said Baldwin. “Together, we can continue to preserve, protect and interpret this beautiful and historic place, known as ‘the doorway to the west.’”

A 17-year NPS veteran, Baldwin has served as superintendent at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in New Mexico since 2020. Baldwin has also led resource management programs for Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado, the NPS Intermountain Region and Flagstaff Area National Monuments in Arizona. She began her NPS career in 2006 as an archaeologist at Flagstaff Area National Monuments.

Baldwin holds bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and history from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in anthropology from Northern Arizona University. She has three daughters, including one who serves as a budget analyst at Rocky Mountain National Park. In her spare time, Baldwin enjoys reading, hiking, crafting, traveling and learning about new cultures.


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