Enoree District Ranger

Mary Maercklein


Mary Maercklein

Phone: (803) 276-4810


Mary Maercklein has strong ties to the South having been born in Tennessee and spent her growing up years in North Carolina. Her career began as a seasonal archaeological technician with the Klamath National Forest in northern California. While on the Klamath, she also taught elementary school in Happy Camp, CA for four years. She also worked as an archaeological technician on the Willamette and Ochoco National Forests in Oregon and eventually served as the Ochoco’s Forest Archaeologist. She changed career paths and served as environmental planner/NEPA coordinator on the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan for 13 years. Prior to accepting this position, she served as the deputy district ranger on the Ozark-St. Francis Ranger National Forests in AR.

Maercklein received her undergraduate degrees from North Carolina’s Brevard College and the University of Alabama and her graduate degree from Northern Arizona University. She has two sons, Vance and Peter. Vance is a mechanical engineer in St. Paul, MN and Peter is a musician/composer/bartender who resides in Nashville, TN.