Michael Trzaska found his true calling when he became a Chester County Park Ranger. His passion for the land and area in which he grew up, led him to realize the importance of fighting to preserve, protect, and interpret public open spaces while bringing their history and ecology to the forefront.
Ranger Trzaska is a proud graduate of Owen J Roberts High School. He went on to Stockton University to earn a BS in Marine Sciences with a minor in Biology, a BA in Education, and a Master’s Degree in the Art of Instructional Technology. He has a certified Teaching license in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to becoming a Chester County Park Ranger he taught high school biology and marine ecology for the Atlantic City School District. He is currently certified in water rescue, emergency medical responder, prescribed fire squad boss, SCUBA, PA ACT 235, and serves as the Department TAC Officer.
Ranger Trzaska believes in the Chester County Ranger Code of Ethics and does his best to live by one particular aspect of that Code: “Service to others above self.” He loves connecting with visitors of all ages and backgrounds– whether they have just discovered Parks and Preservation or have been coming to the parks system for decades. He does his best to live each day by his personal motto: “Never miss an opportunity to go the extra mile” and is ready to offer a helping hand wherever he sees the need.