Gerry  Cook, USA Commissioner

Gerry Cook is a recently retired, senior employee at North Cascades National Park, having worked on Ross Lake since before the park’s creation in 1968. He is an accomplished artist and naturalist with a passion for backcountry tales and wilderness preservation. Gerry captained the 30-foot Ross Mule, an open-decked boat that shuttles students and trail crew workers alike, Gerry loves the lake as much as the high country. From 1970-72, he served as a fire lookout on Desolation Peak, Copper Ridge and Sourdough Mountain, respectively.


Appointed in August, 2012