Meaghan Johnson was recently selected as the chief of resource management and science for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Moores Creek National Battlefield and Wright Brothers National Memorial (National Parks of Eastern North Carolina).
Johnson grew up in Painesville, Ohio and spent most of her childhood on the Great Lakes, where she enjoyed helping her family’s charter fishing business. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Science degree in coastal zone management from Nova Southeastern University.
In 2002, Johnson started her career with the Fish and Wildlife Service as an intern for the Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges. After serving in multiple positions with the Nature Conservancy in the Florida Keys, she worked as a fisheries biologist at Dry Tortugas National Park. In 2019, Johnson moved to the Outer Banks after being selected as the deputy chief of resource management and science for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Earlier this year, she spent four months serving as the acting chief of resource management and science for the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina.
Johnson enjoys spending time with her family near the ocean, fishing, boating, diving and hiking.