Bob Mergell is currently the Administrator for Nevada State Parks. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University. After graduating from NAU he served as a Military Policeman in the Marin Corps. He worked as the leader of the native plant restoration crew at Glacier National Park before becoming a Ranger for Nevada State Parks where he has worked since December of 1995. He has been a Ranger at South Fork and Lahontan and a Park Supervisor at Wild Horse State Recreation Area, as well as the Northern Regional Manager and most recently the Deputy Administrator.