We are pleased to announce that Kristin Parkins has joined the Waggoner Marine Group as the Business Manager. “We are thrilled to have Kristin join us. She has an extensive background in adventure travel and the boating industry,” said Mark Bunzel, the Publisher and President of the Waggoner Marine Group. Kristin has previously worked in a management and logistics coordination role at Lindblad Expeditions, Un-Cruise and NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership Schools) as well as Pacific Maritime Institute. She holds a 100-ton USCG Captains License. “It is rare to find someone with the blend of skills and experience Kristin has. She will be a big help as we expand our flotilla business in the Northwest and Alaska as well as the Virgin Islands. She is knowledgeable about cruising in Southeast Alaska too,” said Bunzel. Kristin will be responsible for book distribution with our dealers all over the US. She will also be coordinating finances and the logistics for our updates for the Waggoner Cruising Guide and our other books.

Kristin is replacing Karla Locke, who recently retired and will be traveling (by road) around the US and Canada. “We would like to thank Karla for her contributions to the growth of the Waggoner Marine Group and Fine Edge book publishing and wish her well in her travels,” said Bunzel.