Grand Canyon National Park
Prior to assuming the position of Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, Mr. Uberuaga served as the superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state for nine years. During that time he also served for more than a year as acting superintendent of Yosemite National Park. He has 37 years of federal service and has been with the National Park Service since 1984.
Mr. Uberuaga has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Idaho. He was a recipient of the National Parks Conservation Association’s Stephen Tyng Mather Award for promoting environmental preservation in parks, the Department of the Interior Cooperative Conservation Award, and the Department of the Interior Superior Service Award. In 2008, he was named Federal Land Manager of the year by the Department of the Interior.