The Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Program
Who We Are - Staff & Volunteers
Bret has been involved with Parks in Focus for more than a decade. He first interned with the Arizona program in 2006 and then established Parks in Focus in Michigan and served as its coordinator from 2007-2012. Bret returned to Tucson in 2012 to take on the role of program manager.
Hailing from Michigan, Bret has nearly 15 years of experience in leading outdoor and environmental education programming with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Before coming to the Udall Foundation, Bret worked as the lead student docent at the Card Wildlife Education Center at Ferris State University and served as a volunteer educator for the 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp. He also co-instructed undergraduate field-based courses for the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at Michigan State University.
A 2005 Udall Scholar, Bret has a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from Ferris State University and a master’s degree in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University. Outside of his work with the Udall Foundation, Bret volunteers his time as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Tucson; serves on the annual Gala Committee for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; and chairs a new nonprofit organization, established to honor his late father, with the mission of engaging new audiences with the outdoors in Michigan.