ProRanger San Antonio

ProRanger Program at San Antonio College

Sunday, February 2, 2014

ProRanger Graduate Nathaniel Moreno

ProRanger Graduate Nathaniel Moreno PR02

I was born in Corpus Christi, TX. I am one of four boys, with two very encouraging parents. It has been their words of wisdom and teachings that have lead me to my successes in life. While attending the Baptist University of the AmerĂ­cas studying for my BA in Business Leadership I resided in San Antonio, TX. I was an athlete all through my childhood up into my sophomore year at BUA. I enjoy the outdoors, especially going fishing. Growing up, my family and I shared many outdoor experiences. It is those memories which have brought me upon the road I travel today.
I am participated in the ProRanger Program because I have always dreamed of a career such as this. My encouragement to pursue it has been the multiple times I have been told a career either in law enforcement or a lawyer would suit me well. After the door opened up for this program I went for it. I feel it is a career that I will love and enjoy everyday not only because it’s not only my dream job, but I feel it’s the door of opportunity to my other dreams in life.
Nathaniel came to the ProRanger Program with prior experience in the National Park Service as a participant in the Mid West Region Student Academy. He had worked at Missouri Recreational River.

Nathaniel went on to do his first summer internship with ProRanger at Buffalo National River.


Nathaniel really got is hands dirty achieving the Mission at Buffalo River National Recreation River. His second summer internship was at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

US Park Ranger Nathaniel Moreno is now in a permanent protection ranger position at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Friday, August 2, 2013

ProRanger Graduate Erick Garza PR02

Erick Garza began the ProRanger Program in 2011.He earned his criminology degree from Texas A&M University in San Antonio. He is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, but grew up in the hill country of San Antonio. After high school he joined the military and served six years in the United States Navy.

He credits his family, friends, college professors, and colleagues to his success in life. His older sister Roxanne has had the most influence on him and continues to lead the way as a role model in his life. On his spare time he enjoys painting and fine arts. He has been told he should be a professional artist. He quotes the famous Michelangelo who once said, “I am still learning”. There is just so much more to learn and explore and he believes that utilizing his ability to help others excites him the most.
"You get out of life of what you put into it, so I am here today to help preserve and better our nation."
"The ProRanger program has given me the opportunity to share my professional experiences as a military veteran. It is great to inspire others and gain knowledge from those who share common interest within this unique community. As far as the eye can see, it seems that there is a lot more fun and adventure to experience in the National Park Service. The ProRanger program has given me the fortunate opportunity to watch my future unfold, and that in itself is one of the most amazing things anyone could ever ask for."
Ranger Garza did his first internship at Yellowstone National Park.
He saw so many incredible sites, worked with phenomenal people and made a meaningful difference conserving our National most treasured resources.




Ranger Garza's second internship was at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. During this internship Ranger Garza had the opportunity to bring all of his skills to the job. He engaged in scuba diving, water rescue, search and rescue, visitor services and resource management. He was a very important asset to the staff at this very busy and beautiful American recreational park.





US Park Ranger Erick Garza is now working at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Monday, June 24, 2013

ProRanger Graduate Megan Kinkade PR01

ProRanger Megan Kinkade

Megan Kinkade began the ProRanger Program in 2010. She was a undergraduate student at Texas State University San Marcos majoring in Biology and Psychology. Her first summer internship was at Yellowstone National Park. .





Ranger Kinkade did a phenomenal job at Yellowstone National Park. She gained lots of experience in Ranger duties. Her second internship was at Sitka National Historical Park in Alaska.



Ranger Kinkade is a permanent US Park Ranger at Mount Rushmore National Monument.