Maui News

Haleakala’s Creachbaum New Superintendent in Washington

August 24, 2012, 11:13 AM HST
* Updated August 24, 11:14 AM
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Haleakalā photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Sarah Creachbaum, who had been serving as the superintendent at Haleakalā National Park on Maui, has been selected for the same post at a different location.

Creachbaum was named the new superintendent at Olympic National Park in Washington.

Creachbaum served three years on Maui, first coming to the island in 2009.

Prior to her arrival in the islands, Creachbaum served the role of superintendent at War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam and American Memorial Park in Saipan.

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“Sarah is a proven leader and team builder, with strong wilderness management expertise. She is known for her creativity and inclusive management style,” said Pacific West Regional Director Chris Lehnertz in a statement today.

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In accepting the position Creachbaum said, “I am absolutely thrilled to work at Olympic; it has always been a dream. I look forward to working with the park staff and the community to protect the outstanding resources of the park.”

Creachbaum replaces Karen Gustin who retired in March, after over 30 years with the National Park Service.

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