Chuck Lundy, a native of Swartz Creek, Mich., has been named the superintendent at Capitol Reef National Park. Lundy's first appointment as a park superintendent will become effective Jan. 13.

His lifelong interest in the outdoors led him to Arizona, where he worked as a seasonal ranger at Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff before graduating from Northern Arizona University with a degree in recreation and resource management. His first permanent Park Service appointment was a protection ranger position at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.He worked for two years in the organization's intake program at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. In 1979, he transferred to Colorado National Monument as a resource management ranger.

Lundy began working at Grand Canyon National Park in 1983 as a back country and river district ranger. He was elevated in 1988 to management assistant, working in that capacity until his promotion and appointment to Capitol Reef.