Mark Preiss

Director, Zion National Park Forever Project

Mark Preiss serves as director of the Zion National Park Forever Project, the park’s official nonprofit partner.
Preiss served as the founding president/CEO for Glacier National Park Conservancy before returning to Utah to help launch the Forever Project in 2017. He served as reserve manager at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island, WA, and has worked at the confluence of heritage lands and cultural issues as the executive director of the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the Historic Fourth Ward School in Nevada, and the literature program coordinator at the Utah Arts Council. He is the recipient of the Historic Preservation award from the State Historic Preservation office in Nevada and Washington and a Tourism Development Award from the state of Nevada. Preiss serves on the board of directors of the Public Lands Alliance, where he led the Partnership Best Practices initiative. He is a former outfitter/wrangler in the Teton Wilderness in Wyoming. Mark coaches little league baseball. He and his wife Kathryn, and two boys, Jack at 13 and Finn at 10, love to camp, ski, read and hike.