SHARSMITH PEAK/NAME 4 CARL COMMITTEE MEMBERS--brief biographies            Back to Home page

The Name4Carl Committee members are below:

Bryan Harry
Background: manger of National Wildlife Refuge , Park Naturalist at Grand Teton National Park, Assistant Chief Park Naturalist at Yellowstone National Park, Chief Park Naturalist at Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley District Manager, Regional Director of Alaska Region, Director of Hawaii Area national parks. Retired. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Len McKenzie
Background: Park naturalist, Yosemite (1962-63), Lassen Volcanic (1966-67); district naturalist, Everglades (1967-69); chief naturalist, Assateague Island (1969-71), Mammoth Cave (1971-74), Yosemite (1974-93); deputy superintendent, Golden Gate (1993-98).  Director of Yosemite Natural History Association (now Yosemite Conservancy) when naming proposal originated.  Author of "Yosemite: The Continuing Story."  Now a writer/editor and consultant in interpretive and exhibit planning living in Mariposa, California.

Jack Morehead
Background: Grand Teton National Park ranger; Yosemite National Park chief ranger, Yosemite National Park superintendent,  Everglades National Park superintendent, Chief Ranger of National Park Service. Presently: retired. Based in Morro Bay, California

Bill Wendt
Background: Yosemite National Park Chief Ranger, Chief Range of National Park Service.
Presently:  retired, based in Midpines, California.

Dr. F. Owen Hoffman
Zion, Crater Lake, and Yosemite ranger-naturalist 1969-1971, San Jose State University alumnus student of Carl Sharsmith. Presently President and Director Oak Ridge Center for Risk Analysis. Based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Jim Sano is World Wildlife Fundís Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation. He was formerly the President of Geographic Expeditions, a San Francisco-based adventure travel company for 23 years.  And, prior to joining GeoEx, Jim served as a ranger in Yosemite, overseeing naturalist programs in Tuolumne Meadows.  Over a span of 30 years, Jim has served on the boards of numerous conservation organizations, including Trust for Public Land, the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, the Mono Lake Foundation, the Natural Step, and the Yosemite Restoration Trust.

Debra Plant, raised in Yosemite Valley, retired assistant to city manager Rocklin, California. Retired in Serene Lakes, California.

Dr. Roger Hendrickson (deceased, former member) and Anne Hendrickson.
Former residents of Yosemite Valley, doctor of Yosemite Medical Clinic, private practice in Auburn, California where retired.

Lyndel Meikle. former Yosemite National Park naturalist and Golden Gate National Recreation Area interpreter, now park interpreter Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Montana; writer of weekly column for Montana Magazine.

David Hubbard. Born and raised in Yosemite. Creator of Yosemite website: Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M, Recreation and Parks. Interpreter at LBJ National Historic Site, and Castillo de San Marcos. Son of the late Douglass Hubbard former park naturalist at Hawaii, Chief Park Naturalist at Yosemite National Park, Chief of Interpretation at Harpers Ferry and Director of the Fleet Admiral Chester A. Nimitz Naval Museum of the Pacific. Located in Portland, Oregon.

Dick Ewart. Long-time ranger-naturalist at Yosemite National Park.

Bill Jones, website developer. Forward statements, petitions, news articles to
    Bill Jones
    637 Blue Ridge Road
    Silverthorne, CO 80498
    970/468-7673 (phone & fax)
    e-mail: email
Background: Yosemite National Park park naturalist (1962-1970) then chief park naturalist 1970-1972. Directly associated with Carl Sharsmith during these years. Editor and Director of Yosemite Natural History Association (now Yosemite Conservancy), instituted the Yosemite Field Seminars (now Yosemite Outdoor Adventures) and was an instructor of geology for same, President Yosemite Winter Club, National Park Service park interpretive, wilderness, and master plan planner 1972-1985; Presently: VistaBooks book publisher ( of outdoor and American history subjects , ski instructor ( for Vail Resorts of Colorado, author of "Yosemite...the story behind the scenery" published by K. C. Publications of Wickenburg, Arizona and "Domes, Cliffs, Waterfalls...a brief geology of Yosemite Valley" published by Yosemite Association of Yosemite National Park, California, and magazine articles. Based in Silverthorne, Colorado.


Former members:

Douglass Hubbard (deceased)
Yosemite Chief Park Naturalist, National Park Service Chief of Interpretation and manager Harpers Ferry Interpretive Center, Director Nimitz Naval Museum, superintendent of LBJ State Park, Cruise Ship Lecturer, Publisher of Awani Press. Based in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Bob Fry (deceased)
Yosemite National Park park naturalist, Yosemite Field Seminars botany and ethnography instructor; educator. Based in Groveland, California.

Allen Berrey (resigned)
legal counsel Mono County, California. raised in Yosemite Valley, former board member Yosemite Association, son of Henry Berrey (deceased) who was long-time business manager for Yosemite Association (now Yosemite Conservancy). Provided liaison with Mono County Board of Commissioners in their support of naming Sharsmith Peak.

Bob Barbee (deceased)
Background: Carlsbad Caverns Tour Guide; Yosemite National Park photographer , naturalist and resource manager; Big Bend National Park park ranger; Point Reyes National Seashore park ranger; chief of interpretation Western Region National Park Service;  superintendent of Cape Lookout National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park , Redwoods National Park, Yellowstone National Park; and Director of National Park Service Alaska Region. Retired:  Based in Bozeman, Montana.

Wayne Merry (deceased)
Background: First El Capitan summit ascent, Yosemite National Park naturalist and ranger including at Tuolumne Meadows,  director Yosemite Climbing School, chief ranger at Olympic and Mount McKinley National Parks, student of Carl Sharsmith at  San Jose State University and  author of Canadian first aid manual, search consultant. Based in Atlin, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. John Lemons, (deceased)
Former Tuolumne Meadows park naturalist, Emeritus Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New England. Now resident of Homer, Alaska and Cambria, California, author.

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