Will Work for “Green”

Greg Orcutt

Wake Tech Class of: 2009


“Wake Tech gave me the skills to get one of the most fulfilling jobs anyone could ask for.”

    — Greg Orcutt

Greg Orcutt’s job makes him feel as if he’ll never “work” a day in his life! As a park ranger, he gets to spend every day in his favorite place – the great outdoors. His is the ultimate “green” job, caring for the environment and teaching others how to preserve it.

Like many, Greg was undecided about a major when he started college at Wake Tech in 1999. “Then,” he says, “my first class in Environmental Science changed everything!” Greg earned his associate’s degree in Environmental Science Technology, and was hired by the North Carolina State Parks System. He’s now an Advanced Ranger in charge of the Rolling View Recreation Area at Falls Lake, which includes a portion of our state’s Mountains-to-Sea trail. There, visitors enjoy camping, swimming, boating, and hiking, and one of Greg’s responsibilities is teaching them about conservation and wildlife in an aquatic environment.

“Wake Tech gave me the skills to get one of the most fulfilling jobs anyone could ask for,” Greg says. “I’m doing what my uncle always told me to do: ‘Find a job that you love,’ he would say, ‘and you’ll never work a day in your life.’ “