Mark Preiss acts as director of the Zion Forever Project, the official nonprofit partner of Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Pipe Spring National Monument. Preiss served as the founding president/CEO for Glacier National Park Conservancy before returning to Utah.
Preiss has served as reserve manager at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island, WA, and has worked at the confluence of conservation and culture 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 is serving as chair 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 and his wife Kathryn are parent coaches for the Flying Tigers Mtn Bike Team, and their two boys, Jack at 16 and Finn at 13, love to mountain bike, ski, read and explore the outdoors.