Candace Ward is a Park Ranger in the Visitor Services Program, who supervises the Refuge’s Education and Information Program. She manages the Refuge Visitor Center in Soldotna. She supervises the work of permanent and seasonal staff, seasonal interns and volunteers and coordinates special projects including exhibits, publications, and special events.
She began her work at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge over 30 years ago starting out as a volunteer then becoming a seasonal Youth Conservation Corp leader moving forward to a permanent field law enforcement ranger and eventually becoming a supervisor for the Education and Information Program. In her off time, she enjoys wildlife observation, hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.