Kris Puhvel is the Executive Director of Friends of Killarney Park. He came to Killarney as a hiking, kayaking and naturalist guide for Killarney Mountain lodge in the year 2000. He lives in the village but spends the summer living on his boat. He is an avid cross-country skier and hiker taking full advantage of the Killarney wilderness lifestyle.
Friends of Killarney Park is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to furthering educational and interpretive programs in the park. Established in 1986, the Friends encourage and support the goals of Killarney Provincial Park and its mandate for protection, preservation, education, recreation and interpretive programs relating to the natural, scientific, historic and cultural resources of the park.