Bruce Marshall

Title: Harbor Director
Phone: 360.528.8049

A lifelong boater, Bruce got his first boat when he was 9. At age 18, he began building a 27 foot sailboat which took 4 years to complete. Over the next 17 years, he sailed it extensively along the California and Mexican coast and spent several years living aboard. He has extensive sailboat racing experience and is a Trans-Pac veteran.

Bruce has a master license and an unlimited tonnage harbor pilots license issued by the U.S. Coast Guard as well as a master license from the British Virgin Islands Port Authority. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in public administration and Master's Degree in business from the University of San Francisco. He is also a Certified Marina Manager, Certified Marine Services Manager and has attended the State’s Basic Marine Law Enforcement Academy. He has managed recreational marina and boatyard facilities in California, Washington and the British Virgin Islands. He has been with the Port of Olympia since 1998.

Bruce has always said that the best part of his job is watching people use their boats. “I’m glad that I can be a part of supporting people to enjoy an activity that I love so much.” 

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