NAME: MACKENZIE KOEPSELL
YEARS LIFEGUARDING: 7
LOCATION(S): SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA
My name is Mackenzie Koepsell and I am an ocean lifeguard for the California State Parks Service in San Clemente, CA. The department sector I work for includes San Clemente State Beach, Doheny State Beach, and San Onofre State Beach. I am a Lifeguard II and am currently in my seventh year as a lifeguard. As a Lifeguard II, I oversee daily lifeguard operations, operate our trucks and Rescue Watercraft (RWC), work in our headquarters as a dispatcher, respond to aquatic and medical emergencies, and mentor younger lifeguards, amongst other duties. I am a certified EMT and am part of the training staff for our sector.