Liz Hall, MPA

Liz Hall, MPA
Liz Hall, MPA

Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine


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Contact Information

WMed
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Administrative:
Department of Emergency Medicine
269.337.6602
liz.hall@med.wmich.edu

Liz Hall, MPA, is the Emergency Manager of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She was first introduced to prehospital medicine in 2006 when she started ski patrolling at Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. As a ski patroller, Ms. Hall was certified at the OEC level. Liz went to college in California and earned her bachelor's degree in Conservation Science with a minor in Wilderness Emergency Response. While she was in school, she became certified at the WEMT-B level. She spent her summers playing outside and traveled all over the country working as a backcountry ranger intern in Zion, a climbing guide in North Carolina, a search and rescue team member in Yosemite, and then landed on a job as a backcountry ranger in Alaska.

After college, Ms. Hall stayed in Alaska as a backcountry law enforcement ranger at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway. She became a Park Medic in 2013 through the NPS Park Medic Program at UCSF Fresno. She also completed her masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Natural Resource Policy.

Ms. Hall moved to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming in 2015 where she worked as a field ranger in the Lamar River District and moved to her job in emergency services in 2017. She completed paramedic school in 2019 and is a certified NREMT-P.

In 2020, she and her family moved to the Smokies, where she is now the Emergency Manager.

  • Education and Training

    • EMT-P 2019, Percom
    • MPA 2016, Natural Resource Policy, University of Alaska Southeast
    • BS 2011, Conservation Science, University of Redlands
  • Research

    • wilderness planning and policy
    • national park planning and policy
    • Wilderness Medicine
    • Wilderness Areas
    • National Parks