Park People: Brad Navarre
Park Supervisor at Pearson, Middlegrounds, Howard Marsh, Manhattan Marsh
Making pizzas at Pizza Hut.
Achievement you are most proud of, career or other:
For me, family always comes first, so raising two wonderful daughters is what I am most proud of.
Drop me off in the Middle of Nowhere, Alaska. Hunting, fishing, kayaking… just enjoying the outdoors.
An English Bulldog named Meatball who was abandoned at Wildwood Preserve bout 9 years ago. Nobody claimed him, so we brought him into our family.
What is something few know about you?
I coach youth soccer. I am lucky enough to be involved with a great organization, really talented coaches, good parents and, most important, wonderful young ladies that make coaching so rewarding.
What brought you to Metroparks?
I was a student at the Toledo Agricultural Center (TPS) and studied natural resources. They introduced me to Metroparks and helped me get my foot in the door as a seasonal maintenance worker at 18. I decided then that I wanted to make this my career, and 22 years later here I am.
Your favorite park visited?
Yellowstone National Park, but I do have to say that the crew at Pearson Metropark do an amazing job at making that park one of my favorite destinations every day!