By Greg Martin
Steven Walloupe, a supervising State Park ranger, officially joined the Central Valley District team when he started at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in March of 2017.
Steven recently transferred as a supervising ranger from the Lake Tahoe Sector of the Sierra District. He has served in that role since 2010. He began his career with State Parks in 1995 as a park aide at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, where he was promoted to a guide trainee. From Indian Grinding Rock, he transferred as a guide to the State Capitol Museum, spending five years there. After the ranger academy, Steven returned to Indian Grinding Rock as a State Park rang-er. During his ranger time, Steven has worked at sever-al park units in the Central Valley District, including Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Caswell Memorial State Park.
In addition to his parks career, Steven is very proud to be from the local area, Ione, and to be very active in his Miwok culture, including traditional dancing and ceremonies. He is also a recreational enthusiast of all things two-wheeled such as mountain biking and motorcycles. Camping, traveling and restoring classic cars are other recreational activities Steven enjoys.
One interesting fact about Steven is that he appears in the welcome film seen at the Visitor Center at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
We are excited to have Steven join our team, bringing with him several transferable experiences. Please be sure to stop by and meet Steven if you haven’t already had the chance.