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Denzil Richard Verardo

Denzil Richard Verardo, American state park system administrator. Certified community college teacher, California. Recipient Governor's Safety award State of California, 1987; research grantee Sourisseau Academy History, 1982.


  • Verardo, Denzil Richard was born on March 24, 1948 in Watsonville, California, United States. Son of Riccardo and Florence (Cook) Verardo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, Santa Cruz, 1970. Master of Arts, California State University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia Pacific University, 1982.


    • Ranger California Department Parks and Recreation, Big Basin Redwoods, 1971-1976, manager Napa Valley, 1976-1978, administrative officer Santa Rosa, 1978-1979. Training coordinator Asilomar, 1979-1983. Manager visitor services, central coast region services Calistoga (California) Park and Recreation Commission, 1978-1979.

    Major achievements

    • Certified community college teacher, California.



    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Sponsor Sempervivens Fund, Los Altos, California, since 1974. Founding board directors Santa Cruz Mountains Natural History Association, Felton, California, 1973-1974, Napa Valley Natural History Association, St. Helena, California, 1977-1978. Delegate 1st Pacific Environmental Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 1987.

    Vice chairman American-Japanese Pacific Environmental Forum, since 1987. Board directors Napa County History Society, 1977-1979, Monterey County History Society, 1988, Castroville (California) Artichoke Festival, 1984-1987. Founding board directors, secretary Castroville History Society, since 1990.

    Member Monterey Industrial Safety Society (board directors 1984-1987), Monterey County History Society Society, Calif State Park Rangers Association (president 1977-1982), World Wildlife Fund.



    Jogging, hiking, reading, writing.


    • Married Jennie Dennis, August 21, 1971. 1 child, Mark.
    • father: Riccardo Verardo
    • mother: Florence (Cook) Verardo
    • spouse: Jennie Dennis
    • child: Mark Verardo
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    Born March 24, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1970
      University California
    • 1971
      California State University
    • 1982
      Columbia Pacific University
    • 1971 - 1976
      Ranger California Department Parks and Recreation
    • 1978 - 1979
      manager, visitor services
    • 1979 - 1983
      training coordinator, Asilomar