By Edith Tucker
The Berlin Sun
CAMPTON — Justin Preisendorfer has been selected to fill Winter Sports Team Leader position for the Eastern Region of the U.S. Forest Service, WMNF Supervisor Clare Mendelsohn announced on Friday, Sept. 29. She pointed out that he has the necessary foundation in recreation and program management long with an extensive background in winter sports.
A New Hampshire native, Preisendorfer earned his Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology-Environmental Education from Unity College, a Master’s degree in Federal Land Management from Virginia Tech University, and another Master’s degree in Wilderness Management from the University of Montana.
Since Feb. 2015, he has served as Assistant District Ranger for Recreation on the Androscoggin District of the WMNF, located in Gorham. Prior to that, from June 2011 to Feb. 2015, Preisendorfer served as a Recreation Specialist on the Pemigewasset Ranger District in Campton.
In his first official role with the USFS he was a Backcountry Recreation-Wilderness Manager & Snow Ranger in Tuckerman’s Ravine, starting in March 2003. Preisendorfer has also completed details as a regional program manager and as a District Ranger on the Androscoggin Ranger District, providing him with additional exposure to broader program management and leadership decision-making.
“Justin’s exemplary technical and personal skills will serve him well as a Winter Sports Team Leader,” Mendelsohn said.
He will complete his current detail with the R9 RO as Regional Program Manager for Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers on Nov. 4 and then report to WMNF headquarters on Nov. 5 to assume his new position.