I would like to accrue further experience as a deckhand, to accomplish my goal of obtaining my masters and AB license.
Deckhand – Bartender January 2006 – Present
Majestic America Lines, Alaska, Columbia and Snake Rivers
• The first season working for this company, I was the bartender on the five-star Empress of the North up in Alaska. The lounge sat 110 people. I had two cocktail waitresses during happy hour and during live music, but other than that I worked by myself and was fully responsible for everything pertaining to running a busy and efficient bar. I was off during the winter months for lay-up. When I came back for the 2007 season I submitted a request to become a deckhand. I have immensely enjoyed being a deckhand. I drive the ship for approximately 3 hours a night while on watch. I have quite a few coast guard certifications and I am currently lead on the fire team.
Bartender – Waiter August 2005 – January 2006
Traveling around the United States for this period of time I had the pleasure of working at a variety of bars and restaurants in Hawaii and Texas, gaining knowledge and skills for customer service and interaction with people.
• Out of the Blues, Portland, OR – Blues club with emphasis on live music and Cajun food.
• Eclipse Café, San Antonio, TX – Fine dining restaurant and wine shop.
• Bubba Gumps, Lahaina, HI – Fast paced seafood restaurant focused on teamwork.
• Moose Mcgillycuddy’s, Lahaina, HI – One of the main party bars on Maui.
Waiter January 2004 – August 2005
Norwegian Cruise Lines America, Coastal United States, Hawaii, Canada, Bahamas
• Initially hired as utility galley staff, I moved up the ranks to restaurant utility, then to junior waiter in the crossings restaurant of NCL’s newest cruise vessel, the Pride of Aloha. Just a few months later I was promoted again, this time to senior waiter in the specialty fine dining restaurant, the Royal Palm Bistro. There I learned everything from American and European service standards to an extensive knowledge of fine dining, food and wine. I was on the station bill for my entire career with NCL as, lifeboat captain and davit operator.
• I hold a first aid, CPR, and food handler’s card. I also recently took a three day first responder course.
• I attended the Oregon Institute of Technology and Clackamas Community College from 1999 to 2002 in the Associates of Science Program for computer applications and networking, which included college level mathematics, psychology, computer applications, and business classes.
• At Paul Hall Maritime Academy I received all my certificates for STCW, Water Survival (Lifeboatman), and Basic Safety training. I also received my MMD.
• Out-going team player, equally able to work independently
• Quick learner, responsible, reliable, hard working and punctual
• Extensive customer service experience.
• Excellent knowledge of mixed alcoholic beverages and various wines.
• Knowledge in knot-tying, splicing, whipping, and watch-keeping.
I currently work aboard the Queen of the West cruise ship as a deckhand. The 2007 season is ending and as I would like to see more of the world and enjoy the company of more amazing people. I’ve decided to find shipboard employment elsewhere. I believe I am a perfect candidate for any vessel, whether large or small, because of my wide scope of skills as a seaman and in the customer service industry. Now that I have worked on four vessels I am perfectly accustomed to ship life.