Andy Sicard is the new superintendent of Grandfather Mountain State Park.

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation says Sicard succeeds Kevin Bischof, who transferred to serve as superintendent at Gorges State Park in June. The Grandfather Mountain State Park is in the back country area of the mountain and lays in Watauga, Avery and Caldwell counties.

A native of Farmville, Sicard graduated from Wayne Community College where he studied parks and recreation.

Before settling at Grandfather Mountain State Park in 2010, he served the Division of Parks and Recreation as a ranger at Cliffs of the Neuse and Elk Knob state parks. Sicard helped to build Elk Knob State Park from the ground up, including the 1.9 mile trail to the summit.

Learn more about Grandfather Mountain State Park from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources at