For the primary time ever, the Nice Smoky Mountains Nationwide Park can have a lady as chief ranger. Tennessee native Lisa Hendy will oversee the division of the park that performs regulation enforcement duties, wildland fireplace operations, emergency medical providers, search and rescue operations, and backcountry operations, in keeping with the Nationwide Park Service. She is an authorized paramedic, firefighter, aviation supervisor and a swiftwater rescuer.
(?: Amelia Gabel/Nationwide Park)