New Faces at ZNHA
The domino effect is happening at ZNHA. Growing park visitation means increased sales, which necessitates more stock, equating to the growth of ZNHA.
This spring, ZNHA added staff including new faces in the warehouse and a graphics arts specialist. A big welcome is extended to Zack, new warehouse manager; and Bryce and Brady, seasonal warehouse technicians, who receive and distribute stock to the retail stores. Also, Wade Wixom joins the staff in the Graphics Communication department.
Along with a local southern Utah lad, these guys come from Salt Lake City Utah, Dallas Texas and Lander Wyoming. We asked them what advice they would give to first time visitors. The responses started with a good, solid decree from Zack who said, “drink lots of water, wear sunscreen, and ride the shuttle.” Brady thinks, “Doing more than riding the shuttle is important – like take a hike and see more of the park than what you see on the shuttle.” Bryce expanded on the previous thought, “Talk to a ranger, sit in on a ranger talk and learn about the park, read the Park Map and Guide.” Ahhh…there’s some good advice. Most of the answers to your questions can be found there! Wade moonlights with excursions outside the park and suggests “leave enough time to get off the beaten path at some point.”
We asked them why they wanted to work for ZNHA. Bryce thought it a good way to get to know more about Zion National Park. Brady knows we are friendly people who help preserve the park; and Zack says he is “passionate about protecting this amazing park and would do anything that helps to preserve it.” Wade is also passionate about the park and “loves to get others excited about experiencing and protecting it.”
What do they enjoy most about working for ZNHA? Naturally the popular response was the friendly people they work with and the opportunity to work in this great park. Bryce expounded, “To be honest, I love my coworkers! Also, Zack telling me about all the amazing back-country hikes. I love exploring Zion!!” Wade “loves coming into the park each day to work for a great cause.” Zack’s response, “Being a non-profit, I love that all the money goes right back to Zion.”
Wade’s favorite place in the park is, “any place that isn’t crowded. I love to go to Kolob Terrace, Kolob Canyons and the east side.” He also loves the off season. Brady’s favorite spot in the park is Hidden Canyon; Zack said Shelf Canyon just east of the Canyon Overlook Trail; and Bryce’s favorite, “probably Kolob Canyons. Nobody knows/goes there.” Oops! Now the cat is out of the bag.
We are so thrilled to have these guys with us to ease the growing pains which come with unprecedented growth. Thanks to each of you for the part you play as we expand.