Division Chief of Planning, Science and Resource Management
U.S. National Park Service
Jerald Weaver is the Chief of Planning, Science and Resource Management working out of the Thousand Oaks office of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. Since his freshman year in college he worked for the federal government. His career had taken him from humble beginnings as a volunteer in park, to Law Enforcement, Maintenance, Resource Management, Administration and Interpretation. For the past 16 years, Jerald has been responsible for the management of natural and cultural resources at three National Parks. His primary focus has been restoration of disturbed habitats, wildlife management, and developing a robust outreach/education program focused on developing the next generation of stewards. Along with this, Jerald serves as a member of the La Kretz Center’s Science Advisory Committee. He has a B.A. in Environmental Science and Ecology from Appalachian State University in North Carolina.