HOT SPRINGS – An administrator in the National Park Service regional office in Omaha is now the Acting Superintendent of Wind Cave National Park. David Thomson succeeds Vidal Dávila, who retired at the end of last month.
Thomson started working at Wind Cave earlier this month on Sunday the 5th and is expected to serve as Acting Superintendent until early May, overseeing daily operations.
He’s excited about the opportunity, explaining that Wind Cave “has an incredible team and outstanding resources both above and below the surface. Thomson says he looks forward to helping the park move forward until the new permanent superintendent takes over later in the spring.
In Omaha, Thomson was the Regional Program Manager of the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, which provides technical assistance to communities outside the boundaries of National Parks through community-led recreation and conservation projects.
He is still the National Park Service Regional Accessibility Coordinator and has strong interest in providing an inclusive park experience for all visitors.
Prior to coming to Omaha, Thomson was a park landscape architect at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Montana’s Glacier National Park, and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.