John Reynolds served 39 years in the National Park Service including as deputy director, regional director, director of the Denver Service Center, superintendent of North Cascades National Park, assistant superintendent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and park planner/landscape architect. John was the United States delegate to the World Heritage Committee for six years.
Since retirement in 2002, John has served on several boards including the Landscape Architecture Foundation, Global Parks, Shenandoah National Park Trust, Friends of Flight 93, Chesapeake Bay Commission, Presidio Trust and the California Parks Forward Commission, among others. He chaired the Flight 93 National Memorial and Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail federal advisory committees. John currently serves on the Chesapeake Conservancy and Fort Monroe Authority boards.
He is a co-author of the “Thinking Person’s Guide to the National Parks,” a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has received its LaGasse Medal for notable contributions to the management and conservation of natural resources and/or public landscapes.
He is married to Barbara Reynolds, and their son Michael is deputy director for congressional and external relations for the National Park Service.