MaryEllen Hackett is an artist and park ranger. In 2010, She graduated from Adelphi University with a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking. Her artwork has been shown nationally. Hackett has received artist in residence positions at Joshua Tree National Park, CA, the Vermont Studio Center, Weir Farm National Historic Site, CT, and Fire Island National Seashore, NY. In 2016 MaryEllen was given the title of Centennial Artist Ambassador from Weir Farm National Historic Site for the National Park Service Centennial. Currently based out of the Sierra Mountains.