Kevin Sweeney, Chief of Interpretation & Education
Kevin Sweeney is the Chief of Interpretation and Education at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Kevin's career at Lassen began in October of 2008, when he was selected to staff the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, a project funded in part by the Lassen Park Foundation. Kevin has also worked in Alaska as a seasonal park ranger at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park as well as in Colorado at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kevin is responsible for creating and curating the annual Lassen Dark Sky Festival, for which he was awarded the region's Freeman Tilden Award, the highest award given in the National Park Service for excellence in interpretation. In addition to his responsibilities at Lassen, he serves regionally and nationally as a public information officer for large scale incidents, specializing in communicating wildland fire information.
Prior to his career with the National Park Service, Kevin was a licensed broker with a multinational investment firm. He also served as a business adviser in the Peace Corps while living in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. He lives at Lake Almanor with his wife, Amanda, son, William and dog, Aurora. When not in the office, Kevin can be found hiking or backcountry skiing in Lassen's wilderness.