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Master or Mate


To broaden my knowledge of the maritime field and work in a new and exciting atmosphere.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska 2007 to present Third Mate / Second Mate, NOAA Ship Fairweather

Stood navigational watches and held the duties of Navigation Officer and Medical officer. As Navigation Officer, maintained, ordered and corrected the ship’s charts, publications and navigational gear. Drew routes on the electronic and paper charts and posted tidal, current and weather information for transits. Conducted GMDSS tests and ensured the ship was ready to get underway at all times. As the Medical Officer, maintained the ships sick bay and medical supplies and trained all other MPIC in medical emergency procedures.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska 2004 to2007

Chief Boatswain / Boatswain Group Leader, NOAA Ship Fairweather

Responsible for supervising, training and integrating all new deck personnel in operations, safety procedures and general duties related to the deck department.

Ordered and maintained the ships vast inventories of safety gear, consumables, and tools. Authored all deck related documents and spreadsheets. Researched and adhered to all applicable STCW, CFR and MARPOOL regulations pertaining to deck operations and watch standing. Acted as MPIC and was primary contact for all medical situations

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska 1998 to 2004

Seaman Surveyor / Able Bodied Seaman, NOAA Ship Rainier

As Seaman Surveyor, piloted the ships survey launches on a daily basis, collecting mission related data. Vessels mastered during this period were 30’ single propeller, 29’ jet drive, semi-inflatable fast rescue and 19’ outboard drive boats. Actively participated in the installation of tidal gauges, DGPS fly-away stations, deployed current meters and processed mission data using the Caris program. As able bodied seaman, maintained the ships deck machinery, inventoried and maintained all the ships safety equipment, moored the vessel, stood helm watch during the more difficult passages, acted as part of a navigational watch and stood security watches. Awarded for outstanding performance as Medical-Person-In-Charge in 2002 and 2003.

Cruise West, Alaska 1994 to 1998

2nd Mate / Deckhand, various Cruise West vessels

Started maritime career as a deckhand on 160’ to 215’ twin propeller cruise ships, working throughout Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Puget Sound, the Columbia/Snake River system and the San Francisco Bay Area. After obtaining a 100 gt inland Masters license, was promoted to 2nd Mate. As a mate, acted as safety officer, informing the passengers and crew in the ships safety and emergency procedures, demonstrating the use of the stateroom safety gear and attending to medical issues. Was responsible for chart and publication corrections, drew track lines and waypoints and configured tidal and current information for transits and docking.


Some college courses after high school, focusing on natural history and fine art.

Continuosly self learning with focus on the natural sciences, mathematics and nautical science


Three level license: Second Mate Unlimited Oceans / 1600gt Master Oceans / Master Any Gross Tons Inland

AB Unlimited with life-boatman and fast rescue boat

Valid TWIC and US passport

Fully STCW compliant with Basic Safety Training

Radar observer unlimited with ARPA

ECDIS and Bridge Resource management

GMDSS with FCC license

MPIC with current CPR/AED

Basic and Avanced firefighting

Extensive experience with deck machinery and small boat operations.

NAUI/NOAA qulified unlimited diver


Computer skills include proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe 6.0 professional.

Bridge skills include proficient in the use of Furuno radars, VHF and GMDSS consoles. Transis ECDIS. Raymarine chartploters.


Highly organized, hard working, self motivated and team oriented.

Ketchikan, AK,
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