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state park system administrator

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.


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, California Department Parks and Recreation, Napa Valley, 1976-1978;administrative officer, California Department Parks and Recreation, Santa Rosa, 1978-1979;training coordinator, Asilomar, 1979-1983;manager visitor services, central coast region services, Calistoga (California) Park and Recreation Commission, 1978-1979.


  • Certified community college teacher, California.



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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, hiking, reading, writing.


Married Jennie Dennis, August 21, 1971. 1 child, Mark.

Riccardo Verardo

Florence (Cook) Verardo

Jennie Dennis

Mark Verardo