Matt Outhier selected as Chief of Project Management at Acadia National Park

Matt Outhier announced as the first Chief of Project Management at Acadia National Park. (NPS Photo)

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider announced the selection of Matt Outhier as the first Chief of Project Management at Acadia National Park.

“Matt’s experience and passion for this work is critical as we stand up a new division here at Acadia,” says Schneider. “We know he is up for the challenge, and are excited to see Matt lead this new division to many successes here at the park.”

The Chief of Project Management will support Acadia’s growing need for planning and project management related to construction and cultural resource preservation. The division will support park projects from project planning to project completion: providing comprehensive project oversight.

Matt Outhier is a registered civil engineer in the state of California. He started his engineering and project management career nearly 20 years ago, and has experience working in the private sector throughout southern and central California, southern Utah, and Nevada. Matt joined the federal service in 2018 as a civil engineer in the Design & Engineering Branch at Yosemite National Park. During his time in Yosemite, he also served as the park’s land surveyor and is currently the acting chief of the Design & Engineering branch. In his five years in Yosemite, he designed and oversaw construction for many projects including the rehabilitations of Crane Flat and Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds. He also serves on the Department of Interior’s Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team and assisted with the recovery of Yosemite’s Washburn Fire last year.

“I have absolutely loved my time with the National Park Service, it’s one of my greatest professional honors and privileges to serve as a steward for our public lands” says Outhier. “I look forward to working with Acadia’s leadership team, park staff, and partners in the years ahead.”

Matt has a passion for the outdoors, especially cycling and hiking. He is looking forward to exploring the east coast with Stephanie, his wife of 21 years, and their 9 year old Aussie/Border Collie mix Sydney.