Claire Miller started her Natural Resource Management career in the City of Phoenix in 1987 as Park Ranger – one of the first mounted patrol rangers in a newly developed program for the City of Phoenix mountain parks and preserves. She is a nationally certified mounted officer. In 1999, she left the City of Phoenix to become the first Preserve Manager for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. In the Scottsdale manager position, she was integral in the development of several trailhead facilities and a network of approximately 200 miles of natural surface trails. She returned to the City of Phoenix in 2014, as a manager (and now Supervisor) for the 21,000-acre Phoenix Sonoran Preserve system.

Miller received her B.A. in Outdoor Recreation from the University of New Mexico in 1983, and attended graduate school at Arizona State University in Natural Resource Management. Throughout her career, she has served on many boards, including CAZCA, the Arizona State Committee on Trails, the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association, the Network for Arizona Trails and the North Valley Outdoor Network.


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