Bob D

Bob Dispenza has been with Allen County Parks since 2001, first as Director of Environmental Education, then as Park and Education Manager at Metea County Park.

Bob is a life member of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and is certified as an Interpretive Trainer and Interpretive Guide.  He has earned the NAI Region 4 Distinguished Service Award in 1997, the Region 4 Distinguished Professional Interpreter Award in 2007, and the National NAI Master Front Line Interpreter Award in 2007.  He has a Bacheolors Degree in Environmental Interpretation from The Ohio State University and earned a Masters of Business Administration from California State University in 2008

Bob is also a NWCG certified Wildland Firefighter.  His hobbies include woodworking, cycling, pocket watch collecting and repair, caving, hiking, Civil War reenacting (Union Navy), camping, skiing, working on the electric car and music (church and community groups).