Maciha, Fisher Pen Park Management Books

January 15, 2013 by   - () 1 Comment

Mark Maciha

Mark J. Maciha, director of Northern Arizona University’s Park Ranger Training Program and owner of Canyon Vista Training and Consulting, along with Tracie Fisher, owner of Tate Fisher Marketing, have co-authored “Outdoor Hospitality Essentials: A Foundation for Success” and “Outdoor Hospitality Essentials: A Workbook for Success,” which are available on in print edition or for Kindle.

“Outdoor Hospitality Essentials: A Foundation for Success” addresses the Generalist and Associate levels of ARVC’s newly developed Outdoor Hospitality Education Program (OHEP), with the Professional level publication due out later this year, according to a news release.

Tracie Fisher

“We wrote this book to provide the first definitive resource for ARVC’s new Outdoor Hospitality Education Program and to give park employees a jump-start to a successful job experience, “ said Fisher. “The book will be used as a guide for employee training at several parks for the upcoming season.”

Maciha is the chairman of the National School of RV Park and Campground Management at Oglebay Resort in West Virginia and has been a regent of the school since its inception in 1994. Fisher is a regent of the campground school and past executive director of the Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds in Michigan. Together, they have worked with RV park and campground staff and managers in the public and private sector for more than 30 years.

For more information about the Outdoor Hospitality Education Program and its accompanying text and workbook, go to or contact Barb Youmans, senior director of membership and education, (303) 681-0401 x118,



One Response to “Maciha, Fisher Pen Park Management Books”

  1. Evanne Schmarder on January 15th, 2013 1:20 pm

    Mark and Tracie have done a sensational job of teaching park owners and operators how to develop a successful outdoor hospitality business at the School and have now translated that into print. I’ve read the book and reviewed the accompanying workbook and they are both excellent. I especially enjoyed the authors’ personal reflections on topics and situations as well as the “tent” icon that reminds us to take a few moments to think about questions posed as they pertain to the topic at hand.

    The workbook is presented as an 8×10 book with over 50 pages of worksheets to help users get their plans in writing. And, as we all know, that’s a critical first step to any successful business plan.

    Bravo Mark and Tracie. Nice work, indeed!