Robert W. Reynolds, former superintendent of Capitol Reef National Park, became head of the Bryce Canyon National Park Sunday.

Now superintendent at Colorado National Monument, located near Fruita, Reynolds, 41, worked at Capitol Reef from September 1985 to April 1987, and served there earlier in his career as an interpreter.He was born in Jackson, Wyo., served as a linguist in the U.S. Army in Germany and was graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of science degree in zoology. He began work with the National Park Service as an ecologist at the Eastern Service Center, Washington, D.C., and has also been employed at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., San Juan Island National Historical Park, Wash., and Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho.

Reynolds and his wife, the former Barbara Potter of Lincoln, Neb., have a daughter, Kristina, 17, and a son, Scott, 14.