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Two New Members Join Marine Board
For Immediate Release -May 12, 2011
On May 5, the Oregon Senate confirmed two new members to the Marine Board.  Jen Tonneson from Portland will fill the existing vacancy on the Marine Board, replacing former member Deborah McQueen.  Jean Quinsey, also from the Portland area, will replace member Trey Carskadon, from Portland, when his term expires at the end of June.   
Jen Tonneson, whose term begins May 10, is co-owner of Rocky Pointe Marina and Boatyard on the Columbia River.  Tonneson has served as a board member for the Waterfront Organization of Oregon, has also been involved with the Multnomah County River Patrol on crime and wake issues and has worked with the U.S. Power Squadron of Beaverton to organize annual vessel safety checks at the Rocky Point Marina.  Tonneson’s experience also includes developing and implementing fire safety training, and a course on electric shock drowning prevention.  Tonneson’s interest in serving on the Marine Board stems from “being driven by my vested interest in healthy waterways, a thriving maritime industry and the safe accessibility for all users.”
Jean Quinsey, whose term begins in July, has lifelong experience as a boater.  Quinsey and her family enjoy many types of boating including angling, sailing, whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing.  Jean is very active with the competitive paddling sports of dragon boating and outrigger canoe racing.  Quinsey also serves as a Board Member of the Wasabi Paddling Club in Portland and was an integral member of the Holgate Channel Working Group striving to find common ground to address user conflicts in the area. “My desire to be a Marine Board Member comes from wanting to give voice to the increasing numbers of non-motorized craft on our waterways and to work toward creating a safer and cleaner environment for all boaters,” said Quinsey.
“I am very excited about the appointment of Ms. Quinsey and Ms. Tonneson.  Their boating backgrounds and experiences will be great additions to the Marine Board,” said Marine Director Scott Brewen.
Marine Board members serve a four-year term and are permitted to serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. 
To learn more about Marine Board Members, visit www.boatoregon.com/OSMB/programs/BoardMemberBios.shtml.