Gayle Hazelwood is the first female superintendent of National Capital Parks-East.
BA and MA, Ohio University
Gayle Hazelwood began her career as a seasonal ranger at Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area (NRA) in 1983 and was hired permanently in 1985 with a Masters in Recreation Management. As a recreation specialist and district interpreter, Hazelwood developed the first in the Cuyahoga Valley NRA overnight experience for inner city youth in the Cleveland and Akron area.
Hazelwood has had a varied career including: the Chief of Interpretation at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site; Interpretation Specialist in the Southeast Regional Office; and Superintendent of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park before moving to her present position in Washington DC.