Hilaire Lysle is dedicated to connecting with people who also love nature. She works each day in support of her fellow rangers and strives for excellence in making the park experience the best that it can be for park patrons. She achieves her goals by doing whatever it takes to be prepared while realizing that the best means of doing anything is to just go ahead and do it.
Prior to becoming a ranger Hilaire was a teacher and she worked in the public school system for 10 years. She earned her degree of Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master’s Equivalency in Education from Pennsylvania Department of Education. She completed a class at Western Colorado University studying Outdoor Ethics Education. Hilaire is a member of Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and The National Parks Conservation Association.
Ranger Lysle loves teaching and strives to make every interaction with park patrons a learning experience. She works each day to help people learn the principles of Leave No Trace as they visit the parks and open spaces and also in their daily lives. Hilaire is a volunteer with Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and assists in running a local troop where she helps with the local Service Unit’s Camping/Adventure Patrol. She loves to make things – often sewing and crocheting the creation of costumes and costume props……so it comes as no surprise that Hilaire also assists with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Council’s Fashion Patrol.
Hilaire finds the most rewarding part of being a Chester County Park Ranger to be connecting with other people who also love nature. She offers the following advice to others hoping to one day become a Park Ranger, “If you love being outdoors, jump right in!”