The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is adding three voices to spread the word about the state's hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities.
The new public information officers fill vacant budget slots that had been held at the Lincoln headquarters. The three will handle community and media relations, public information, and photography and writing for Nebraskaland Magazine, Christy Rasmussen, the Game and Parks information and education administrator, said Tuesday.
Justin Haag of Chadron, Neb., will join the Panhandle staff Monday. Haag, a lifetime resident of western Nebraska, worked in public relations at Chadron State College for 12 years. He formerly worked at the McCook Daily Gazette and Chadron Record. A native of southwest Nebraska, he graduated from Chadron State in 1996.
Julie Geiser of North Platte, Neb., started her duties in west-central and southwest Nebraska last week. She has coordinated the agency's Becoming an Outdoors Woman program and spent the past 10 years in marketing at the North Platte Telegraph. She previously worked as a staff assistant at Game and Parks in North Platte, her hometown.
Jenny Nguyen joined the agency's northeast office in Norfolk last week. Nguyen was 2 years old when her family emigrated from Vietnam to California, where she grew up in Garden Grove. She has climbed Mount Whitney and other California peaks and kayaked in Alaska. In college, she helped start a blog about preparing and cooking wild game. She shot her first deer in Nebraska in 2011. Nguyen is a 2012 graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles.
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