Mato-Kuwapi Parker

Mato-Kuwapi Parker

President

What do you do and how long have you been doing it? I am an Emergency Medical Services Coordinator/Paramedic Program Director with the County of Fresno. I have been involved in EMS operations and education for the last 20 years.

How long have you been a Winter Club Member? Long enough to remember that Beaver had a T-Bar and Eagle was a Center-Post Riblet chair lift! I grew up racing for the Yosemite Winter Club learning from the legendary ski coach Leroy “Rusty” Rust.

What is your favorite Winter Club Activity? Skiing is my favorite, but I have been known to strap on a snowboard as well. I would also like to get into the Yosemite backcountry on some Alpine Touring gear.

What brought you to Yosemite? My grandparents (Julia and Ralph Parker) were long-time Yosemite residents and NPS employees. My dad Louis was also born in Yosemite. It has always been my home away from home!

Board Member Since: 2016