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Phoebe Wallace

ID Dept of Parks & Recreation


I was selected as Idaho's BLA and Boating Program Supervisor for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) in May of 2022. I transferred to IDPR after working for the state in several other roles, including community outreach, interagency relations, and aquatic invasive species management. Before working in state government, I earned a Bachelor's degree in biology with a focus on ecology from Boise State University and began my career as an interpretive guide on snorkel and whale watching tours in Maui, Hawai'i. During this time working as a guide, lifeguard, and first mate, I also earned my 100 ton Merchant Mariner Credential (captain's license), and had the opportunity to participate in many Coast Guard led drills and trainings as well as open-water lifeguard trainings and rescues.
I'm excited to bring my boating experience back to the inland waters of my home state and be in a position to combine my experience and interests into one exciting role as Idaho's BLA.

In my personal time, my husband and I keep busy trying to keep up with our energetic toddler and daydreaming about our next dive destination.


Boise State University
Boise, Idaho, United States
Bachelor of Science
Biology and ecology

Job History

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Boating Program Supervisor and Boating Law Administrator
May 2022 - present

Idaho Transportation Department
Community Outreach Specialist
December 2019 - May 2022

Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Aquatic Invasive Species Technician
December 2018 - December 2019

Pacific Whale Foundation
First Mate and Marine Naturalist
Maui, HI, United States
March 2014 - September 2018