Trails Program Manager - SE Region with USDA Forest Service
Debbie Caffin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida and her Master’s of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from Clemson University. A native Floridian, she began her career with the State of Florida as a Recreation Planner. In 1991 she joined the U.S. Forest Service as Trail Coordinator on the National Forests in Florida in Tallahassee working closely with the Florida Trail Association on the Florida National Scenic Trail. Debbie moved to Atlanta in 1998 and worked for the Southern Area Coordination Center (SACC) as an Intelligence Coordinator supporting response efforts to natural disasters. She moved back into recreation in 2001, working as the Regional Wilderness, Wild and Scenic River, Congressionally Designated Areas, non-motorized trails, and dispersed recreation program specialist for the Southern Region of the Forest Service. In 2011, she became the regional Trails Program Manager, working on both motorized and non-motorized trail issues.