Christina Warburg

Grand Teton National Park Ranger and Professional Photographer

Christina Adele Warburg was born and raised in Moreno Valley, CA about an hour east of Los Angeles. Growing up in the busy suburbs, she always craved silence and soon discovered her love of the outdoors in the Sierra Nevada where she discovered that quiet she so longed for. By the time she was in second grade she knew that she wanted to be a Park Ranger when she grew up. Upon graduating high school in 2009 she moved to Newberg, Oregon where she attended George Fox University for two years before moving back home. Upon moving back to California in 2011, she began school at California Baptist University. It was in summer 2012 that she first moved to Grand Teton National Park to work with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) for the summer. Upon driving around the corner and seeing the magnificent Tetons for the first time, she knew she was in love and that she would live here for many years to come. Returning to California in the fall, she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science. After a brief stint teaching English in China, she returned to Wyoming in May 2013 with no intention to leave. Unfortunately, the government shutdown of October 2014 forced her to leave. She spent that following winter living and working in the Grand Canyon, Lake Tahoe, and New Zealand. In April 2014, she landed her dream job as a park ranger and moved back to Grand Teton National Park, where she has been ever since.

Christina’s hobbies include hiking, kayaking, backpacking, biking, and, her number one love, photography. Her photos of the Tetons have been published in such magazines as Time and Outside, and have been used to inspire people all over the world via Instagram. In addition to being a park ranger, she also teaches photography workshops at Jackson Lake Lodge during the summers and is the resident blogger for where she helps students find jobs in the outdoors. She has dedicated her life to trying to get people to visit and appreciate the National Parks and America’s other great wild lands. She strongly believes that the key to conservation is appreciation and if she can show people why they should care about the land, she can show people why they should protect and care for it as well.