Chris Smalley, Certified Park and Recreational Professional, is the Park Services Supervisor for the Metroparks of the Toledo Area where he manages Farnsworth, Providence and Bend View Metroparks, as well as the Blue Creek Conservation Area.  He holds a degree in Environmental Studies & Land Use Planning from State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Chris has been active in the park & recreation field in Ohio since 2000.  Chris has volunteered with numerous agencies on projects along the Maumee River, including sitting on the State Scenic River Advisory Council for the Maumee River.  Joining the PCS board allows Chris to increase his involvement in improving the Maumee River corridor, while keeping his hand dirty and working in the field.

Chris got involved in PCS when the Outreach Coordinator did a program with his daughter’s Girl Scout troop. After that, he was hooked. Chris also worked with Clean Your Streams volunteers at Providence Metropark for the past few years, yielding large amounts of trash and expanding our working area. Chris is a passionate outdoorsman and enjoys backpacking, camping and exploring the natural world. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Maumee. We are excited to have him join our Board.