Tabbi Kinion

Education Division Chief, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

HOME: Masonville, CO; moved to Little Rock in June 2018

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Princess Bride

Tabbi Kinion is well aware that she occupies a vocation traditionally dominated by men. But she’s proud of the unique perspective that she brings to the outdoors and wildlife table and is even more proud to be doing that in Arkansas. The Colorado transplant has been impressed with “The Natural State” since day one, and it’s her mission to keep it that way.

Tabbi Kinion

Education Division Chief, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

HOME: Masonville, CO; moved to Little Rock in June 2018

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Princess Bride

Tabbi Kinion is well aware that she occupies a vocation traditionally dominated by men. But she’s proud of the unique perspective that she brings to the outdoors and wildlife table and is even more proud to be doing that in Arkansas. The Colorado transplant has been impressed with “The Natural State” since day one, and it’s her mission to keep it that way.

ATTRACTION TO CAREER:

Growing up in the Colorado foothills, I spent lots of time outside and lots of time playing school (my poor little sister). In a way, I simply figured out how to get paid for the things I loved the most as a kid. I spent time teaching school kids at Rocky Mountain National Park, at a nature center west of Denver, and spent 13 years training teachers and running school programs for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. In July 2018, I joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

BEST PART OF YOUR DAY:

I work with the most passionate, fun, humorous and professional team at AGFC. Getting to work alongside them on our mission to do what is best for conservation and to help others care about and be connected to wildlife and the outdoors is a joy and honor.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

Being part of the team that built and opened the new JB and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center in Springdale is a project I will always have near the top of my list.

LESSONS LEARNED DURING THE PANDEMIC:

Leading a team of 60 full-time and 30 part-time staff who spend their days talking to and teaching the public was especially challenging. My Education Division team was so creative and flexible through the closed months. They learned how to become digital educators, social media managers and video producers nearly overnight. When the drive to educate is there, the how becomes a formality. Check out what our team created at agfcnaturecenter.com.

REMEMBER ME FOR:

Inspiring others to believe in their own skills and talents.

ATTRACTION TO CAREER:

Growing up in the Colorado foothills, I spent lots of time outside and lots of time playing school (my poor little sister). In a way, I simply figured out how to get paid for the things I loved the most as a kid. I spent time teaching school kids at Rocky Mountain National Park, at a nature center west of Denver, and spent 13 years training teachers and running school programs for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. In July 2018, I joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

BEST PART OF YOUR DAY:

I work with the most passionate, fun, humorous and professional team at AGFC. Getting to work alongside them on our mission to do what is best for conservation and to help others care about and be connected to wildlife and the outdoors is a joy and honor.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

Being part of the team that built and opened the new JB and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center in Springdale is a project I will always have near the top of my list.

LESSONS LEARNED DURING THE PANDEMIC:

Leading a team of 60 full-time and 30 part-time staff who spend their days talking to and teaching the public was especially challenging. My Education Division team was so creative and flexible through the closed months. They learned how to become digital educators, social media managers and video producers nearly overnight. When the drive to educate is there, the how becomes a formality. Check out what our team created at agfcnaturecenter.com.

REMEMBER ME FOR:

Inspiring others to believe in their own skills and talents.

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