Brian Carlstrom Named C&O Canal Deputy Superintendent

Brian Carlstrom Named C&O Canal Deputy Superintendent

Hagerstown, MD- Brian Carlstrom has been selected as the Deputy Superintendent of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. He began his new position September 14, 2008. He replaces Bob Hartman who recently retired after a 30 year National Park Service career.
"Brian is an outstanding leader who works closely with park staff, volunteers, community groups, and partners, making solid decisions based on a wealth of in-depth knowledge," said Superintendent Kevin Brandt.
"I look forward to working with everyone, the employees, volunteers, partners, and neighbors, who care so much about this great park," Carlstrom said.
Carlstrom previously served as the chief of resource management at C&O Canal, where he was responsible for supervising an integrated natural and cultural resource program. He has served as acting deputy superintendent at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey overseeing flood recovery and as acting superintendent at Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming coordinating the park's general management plan.
Carlstrom has 20 years experience in the National Park Service. He began his career at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia as a seasonal laborer and worked as a seasonal ranger at National Capital Parks East, and at the George Washington Memorial Parkway. He earned his career status with the United States Park Police as an administrative assistant at District 3 in Rock Creek Park. He served as the lead ranger for resources management at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. He served as a natural resource planner at the National Park Service's Denver Service Center and later as a senior geographic information systems analyst for the Intermountain Region. He returned to field work in the parks as the chief of resources management at Prince William Forest Park.
Carlstrom served as the 16th Bevinetto Congressional Fellow, a two-year developmental assignment working as a staff member for the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, followed by a second year working in the Director's Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs. He is a 2001 graduate of the Executive Leadership Program of the USDA Graduate School.
Carlstrom has a Bachelor of Science degree in parks and recreation (1989) and graduate course work in environmental sciences and public policy from George Mason University. Brian and his wife, Laura a have three teenage kids at home and one at college. They reside in Middletown, Maryland. They enjoy many outdoor activities and can been found recreating along the towpath regularly.