Todd Johnson ’94 starting a new career with the National Park Service
An article about Todd Johnson ’94, “Military veterans new interpreters at Bighorn Canyon NRA,” was featured Oct. 12 in the Lovell Chronicle newspaper in Lovell, Wyoming. Johnson has just begun a job as a park guide in the Interpretive Division at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. It is part of the National Park Service.
He attended Ripon College on an ROTC scholarship, double-majoring in history and politics & government. He retired in September 2016 as a lieutenant colonel following a 22-year career in the U.S. Army. He was working in finance in Allentown, Pennsylvania when he decided to look into a Park Service career.
“My family and I have been lucky enough to travel, and we’ve been to over 120 national parks,” Johnson says in the article. “I’ve always loved national parks, the whole concept, and I love the mission. I’ve developed an affinity for what they do. I thought this was an opportunity to pursue something really cool.”
Johnson and his wife, Amy, have two daughters, Emma, 12, and Audrey, 9.