Jack Hartt was born and raised in the Ballard area of Seattle, and has lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of his life.
He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Forest Management, and has spent the past 34 years of his working career devoted to Washington State Parks.
He has been the Park Manager at Deception Pass State Park for the past eight years, where he manages six square miles of our neighborhood and over fifteen miles of Puget Sound shoreline, including ten islands.
Jack is a former defensive tactics instructor, and now a fitness instructor for Washington State Parks. Jack likes to play: he plays music, plays with his kids, and plays basketball, pickleball, and golf. He enjoys people, photography, writing, going to the beach, kayaking, flying, and sunsets.