Nominations sought for 2022 Awards

Now more than ever, let’s celebrate our profession by nominating someone whose work has blazed ‘The Path Forward’ in interpretation and education. Do you know someone whose leadership, innovation, experimentation, and passion for social justice have inspired you to do your best? See attached for details and requirements for submitting nominations.

Nominations are due by close of business on January 26th.

The awards will be presented at the Sierra Pacific Region 9 Workshop in Monte Toyon Camp and Retreat Center, Aptos, CA, March 11 – 13.  For more information about the workshop and nomination details, head here.

NAI members and non-members may nominate candidates for Master Interpretive Manager, Outstanding Retired Interpreter, Master Front Line Interpreter, Outstanding New Interpreter, Outstanding Interpretive Volunteer, Excellence in Interpretive Support, and Meritorious Service. 

To learn more about the categories and how to nominate head to our Awards page here.

For more information, contact Co-Chairs Lou Salas Sian and Ashley Adams at

2022 NAI Sierra Pacific Region Professional Awards Committee

Lou Salas Sian (Co-Chair) San Francisco Maritime National Historical Site, CA

Ashley Adams (Co-Chair) Black Diamond Mines Visitor Center, CA

Jim Covell, (Retired) Western Interpreters Press, CA 

Mary Loan, BLM–Colorado State Office, NV

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