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MariAnn McKenzie

BLA/Boating Safety Ed Coord,
OR State Marine Board
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I have been with the Oregon State Marine Board since March 2006 in the Boating Safety Section. I’m the Boating Education Coordinator, but I have several hats including Jr. Boater Coordinator, the School Program Coordinator, the “Let’s Go Boating” Grant Program Coordinator and currently the project manager for the non-motorized program linked to our Strategic Plan.

I came to the Marine Board from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, where I worked as the Boating Education Coordinator for a year and a half and as the Boating Facilities Program Manager for three and a half years.

Before going to college, I attended the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training at Silva, North Carolina. I then went on to work as a seasonal Boat Patrol Law Enforcement Officer for the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area, National Park Service; stationed out of Dangling Rope Marina, 40 miles from the nearest town, could only get there by boat or helicopter. I was also a certified Emergency Medical Technician and worked several boating accidents.

Graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology, with an emphasis in Fish and Wildlife Management. During and after college I was a Wildlife Technician for the AZGFD.

I grew up boating and learning how to water ski on Lake Powell, Arizona. I’ve been a water-rat for all of my life from boating, swimming in high school, taking water skiing classes in college, to now owning (then selling) a boat. Now that I don’t have the ski boat, I bought myself a kayak and enjoy paddling around Oregon, especially when the weather gets better.


Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Bachelors of Science, 1997
Biology-emphasis in Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.

NPS Seasonal LE Training
Sylva, North Carolina, United States

Job History

AZ Game and Fish Dept.
Wildlife Tech., Boating Ed. Coord., Boating Access Program Manager, Exec. Staff Asst.
Phoenix, AZ, United States
June 1994 - March 2006