Jay Erb is committed to leaving our parks and public lands in better condition than he finds them, while interpreting their natural and cultural heritage. Through education, he strives to build a bridge between public interaction and sustainability for Chester County's Department of Parks + Preservation.
Ranger Erb is a self-described Generalist. He attempts to understand a range of scientific studies and relationship to our history, and hence our current conditions. By understanding a wide range of knowledge, his goal is to gain the ability to solve a variety of problems. Over the years Ranger Erb has been fortunate to have many highly qualified mentors - all of which led him to define success as “making a difference.”
Ranger Erb is a graduate of Owen J Roberts High School and was self-employed as an experiential facilitator for 20 years. He has been the Chief Instructor of the Tae Kwon Do Academy since 1987 and a member of the North Coventry Parks & Recreation Commission since 1995. Jay is also a local historian relating to the iron industry as it pertains to Chester County and the surrounding area.
Ranger Erb offers the following advice to anyone hoping to one day become a park ranger: “Expose yourself to a wide variety of learning opportunities because you’ll most likely use them all as a park ranger.”