Matt Peiffer, a recent Stevenson History Program grad, is now working at Gateway Arch with the National Park Service.

CAPTION: 4th of July fireworks going off near Gateway Arch yesterday. (Photo by Erin O’Connell Peiffer)

Having graduated from Stevenson’s History Program, Matt worked with Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a Ranger Naturalist and Historian. His heart set on working with the National Park Service, Matt kept on applying all the time knowing he would eventually get the opportunity.

CAPTION: Matt finally achieved his goal and is shown here holding his NPS badge. (Picture by Matt Peiffer)

Congratulations, Matt!!! You hung in there, followed your dream, and through patience and perseverance made that dream come true.

CAPTION: Matt at Morgan Run in Carroll County, Maryland. One of his favorite places. (Photo by Matt Peiffer)