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A Kings Island Life: Doug Kramer

Nick Hessler

Nick Hessler is in his second season as a social media coordinator at Kings Island. In addition to being a contributor on the Kings Island blog, Nick creates content for each of the park's official social media channels.

Riding a roller coaster is one of the safest activities in the world. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Kings Island to keep you safe? If so, meet Doug Kramer.

Doug is the director of safety and security at Kings Island and manages all safety aspects of the park, including ride operations. It’s rare that two of Doug’s days look the same. He found time to talk about his position and his years working at Kings Island. 

Doug began his career at Kings Island in 1978 when he wanted a fun summer job with a few of his friends. After working the Antique Car ride longer than the originally anticipated one summer, he found himself moving up through the ranks in the Park Operations department. Following in the footsteps of a good friend and mentor, Don Miller, Doug made the transition from ride operations to the safety department.

“A Kings Island Life” is a video series focusing on the associates of Kings Island who are generally behind the scenes. We’ll find people in every department to feature including resale, maintenance, entertainment, operations, and others. The series is released on the Kings Island Blog and Official YouTube channel so keep an eye out all season long for new episodes.

 

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Nick Hessler

Nick Hessler is in his second season as a social media coordinator at Kings Island. In addition to being a contributor on the Kings Island blog, Nick creates content for each of the park's official social media channels.

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