Outdoor Recreation Planner/Interpretive Specialist
Redding Field Office
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, AnaStasia has bachelor degrees in biological science and secondary education. She was a middle and high school science teacher for over six years before going to work for the National Parks Service as a visitor use assistant in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. AnaStasia also has a masters degree in recreation administration-parks and natural resources-interpretation. Armed with these experiences and education, she came to work for BLM seven and a half years ago because she felt BLM offered a great opportunity to work on natural interpretation projects and environmental education.
With BLM she plans trail and recreation facilities, writes permits for guides and events, coordinates outdoor education and interpretive events and performs graphic design for brochures, signs and more. She is particularly proud of the Sacramento River Bend and Sacramento River Rail Trail brochures.
As an outdoor recreation planner and like most of the people that work for BLM, AnaStasia enjoys her time away from work involved in outdoor activities. She enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, kayaking, just about anything outdoors. Oh, and, she also enjoys making biodiesel. She says making biodiesel fuel is a ton of fun for someone who misses being in a chemistry class and that it is not for the weak of heart. She uses the biodiesel to fuel her and her parents cars.
AnaStasia now lives in Cottonwood not far from her parents with her Dogue de Bordeaux, Scylla, and two shih-tzus, Chewey and Ursa. Her sister lives in New York and the rest of her family is still in southern Nevada.