2013-03-28 / Sports

Hiawatha gets new ranger

Joanne Sanfilippo Joanne Sanfilippo GLADSTONE – Hiawatha National Forest has a new district ranger. Joanne Sanfilippo was appointed as district ranger for the Forest’s Rapid River and Manistique Ranger Districts.

“We are extremely pleased to have Joanne assume a leadership position in the Eastern Region,” Forest Supervisor Jo Reyer said. “She brings a wealth of experience, skills, and knowledge and will provide valuable perspectives to our Forest Leadership Team.”

Sanfilippo replaces David Silvieus, who recently retired after 34 years of service in January.

“I’m really excited about moving to a winter wonderland in the midst of the big lakes, and I look forward to meeting the people who work and play on the Hiawatha,” said Sanfilippo.

Sanfilippo comes to the Hiawatha from her most recent position as deputy district ranger of the Glenwood, Pedlar, James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia, a position she had held since 2010.

She is an anthropologist by training and holds an Associate of Arts degree in business from College of Boca Raton, a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from San Diego State University, and a Masters of Arts from Northern Arizona University.

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