BLM Moab welcomes new manager

Nicollee Gaddis-Wyatt is the new manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office. Photo courtesy of BLM

The Bureau of Land Management announced Nicollee Gaddis-Wyatt is the new manager for the Moab Field Office.

Gaddis-Wyatt is no stranger to Utah, said spokesperson Lisa Bryant in an email, noting she served a temporary leadership assignment assisting the Canyon Country District as the Monticello field manager in 2018. “She brings her passion for public lands and enthusiasm for bringing people together to her new position with the Moab Field Office,” wrote Bryant.

Just prior to her arrival, Gaddis-Wyatt explained her management style in a message to staff. She wrote, “I enjoy creating opportunities for people to engage, learn, and excel. I strive to be encouraging and motivating because others’ success in turn motivates and encourages me. I look forward to getting to know you all and am excited for all we can accomplish together.”

Gaddis-Wyatt began her career as a middle school teacher and after several years decided to try something new. She jumped into her BLM career as a visitor services specialist in El Centro, California, her hometown, and hasn’t looked back. She has worked for the past nine years in El Centro and in Las Vegas as a planning and environmental coordinator, said Bryant.

“Nicollee quickly embraced the BLM mission and actively sought jobs with greater responsibility building on her natural leadership skills. She has an extensive background in managing large projects and assisted the BLM in developing tools and methods to improve planning procedures, “ wrote Bryant.

“Nicollee is a great addition to the Canyon Country leadership team, and her experience will help the Moab Field Office better serve visitors, local communities, and carry out our land stewardship responsibilities,” said Lance Porter, Canyon Country district manager.

On a more personal note, Gaddis-Wyatt is an avid reader and regularly listens to audiobooks and podcasts. She and her husband have two dogs, Ardo and Molly, which they adore. “I really enjoy tackling new challenges,” said Gaddis-Wyatt, “and I look forward to opportunities to meet people and learn in my role as the Moab field manager.”