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Interview With Shane Petty, Chief Ranger, Tennessee State Parks

June 17, 2022

At the heart of visitor safety and security in our Tennessee State Parks are the 250 commissioned Park Rangers.

Our guest today, Shane Petty, has been the Chief Park Ranger for Tennessee for the past 25 years.  He oversees the hiring and training of this talented group of people.  Shane shares with us his career history and stories about his tenure in that position.

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About Mark

Mark Thomas Fraley is a lawyer (now retired) in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Prior to starting law practice in 1987, Mark was active in the field of Parks and Recreation. He was the first Parks and Recreation Director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville Tennessee. He was the founding program administrator for the Parks and Recreation Technical Advisory Service (PARTAS) and served as Assistant Commissioner of Conservation and Director or Parks and Recreation for the State of Tennessee.

Education
University of Cincinnati, 1974, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Nashville School of Law, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence

Licensure
License to Practice Law, Tennessee Supreme Court (1983) BPR# 10448
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1987)
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1994)

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