Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Park
Mason grew up in Utah, and it was there that his love for Mountain Biking flourished as well as his love for the outdoors. He attended Weber State University in Utah and graduated in 2019 with a degree in History. While pursuing this degree, he discovered a passion for the National Park Service and a desire to one day work for them. While at Weber State he was able to receive a research grant to the Heritage Research Center in Gardiner, Montana. While there, he researched Yellowstone’s first park Naturalist, Milton P. Skinner, and the role he played in developing the interpretive services at Yellowstone National Park. In the summer of 2019 he was able to present his findings at the 112th Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association in Las Vegas, Nevada and at the 2019 Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research. Mason is excited to work with the community and hopes that he can inspire others to love the parks as he has learned to love them.