Recreation Resources Service is pleased to officially announce that Kyle Smith has moved into the role of Central West Consultant. Prior to coming to NC State, Kyle worked in the resort, campground and recreational vehicle industry. He received his B.S. in Recreation Management from Appalachian State University, and is working to complete his M.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State College of Natural Resources. His master’s thesis focuses on positioning local parks and recreation for grant success and capacity building. An ambassador of parks and open space, Kyle utilizes his free time in those places by playing tennis and disc golf, biking, and hiking. He has worked as a graduate student for RRS and we are excited that he is now working with us as a consultant.