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06/03/2019

DCNR Names New Manager at Mount Pisgah State Park

Harrisburg, PA -- Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the appointment of Lee Dillon, former manager of Susquehannock State Park Complex, Lancaster County, to oversee operations at Mount Pisgah State Park, Bradford County.

 "Leaving the business world to join the Bureau of State Parks, Lee has embraced his new career with determination and enthusiasm," Dunn said. "His experience, education, and personality will well serve visitors to Mount Pisgah State Park." 

Dillon will oversee the park's 1,302 acres, located midway between Troy and Towanda. The park is situated along Mill Creek, at the base of the 1,302-foot-high Mount Pisgah. 

"It is an honor to be named as the new manager of Mount Pisgah State Park," Dillon said. "The opportunity to manage such a beautiful resource is a dream come true. I look forward learning about the park and the community that it serves as we strive to provide a superior visitor experience every day." 

Dillon, 46, replaces Rob Barrese, who was assigned to manage the Lackawanna State Park Complex, based in Lackawanna County. Dillon began his Bureau of State Parks career in 2012, serving as a ranger at Presque Isle State Park, Erie, and later at Moraine State Park, Butler County. Selected for the bureau's Park Manager Trainee Program in 2017, he was appointed manager of the Susquehannock State Park Complex in August 2018. 

The new park manager spent the first half of his professional life as a retail manager for two different automotive parts stores. Switching careers in 2011, Dillon enrolled at Butler County Community College, receiving an associate's degree in park and recreation management. He continued his education at Slippery Rock State University of Pennsylvania, receiving a bachelor's degree in park and resource management in 2014. 

A native of Butler, Butler County, Dillon is married and the father of two children, ages five and 28. 

For more information on any of Pennsylvania's 121 state parks, call 1-888-PA-PARKS between 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday; or visit DCNR's website

MEDIA CONTACT: Terry Brady, 717-705-2225

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