Master or mate
•Commanded or served as watch standing officer on small passenger vessels up to 257 ft. in the high-end cruise and charter markets.
•Oversaw and directed up to 33 crew in all departments.
•Interviewed, hired and scheduled new crewmembers.
•Evaluated all direct reports including officers.
•Planned and conducted drills and periodic inspections.
•Maintained compliance with SMS, vessel security programs, CDC-VSP, company safety policies, all flag- and port-state regulations including state and local regulations such as ADEC.
•Planned and executed passages based on company itineraries in southeast and south central Alaska, the Inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia, the US Pacific Northwest including the San Juan Islands, the Columbia and Snake Rivers, the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento River Delta area, and the Sea of Cortez.
•Directed vessel COI preparation, including training crew for drills. Ran weekly drills and on-going training for all ship personnel.
•Oversaw spending in all departments to conform to company budget.
•In charge of all aspects of ship’s business including customs, fueling and stores, petty cash and other accounts; coordinated crew payroll and transportation.
•Set up an electronic documentation system for crew aboard a 71,000-ton, 32-crew construction support vessel.
•Served as deckhand on commercial vessels up to 4100 tons.
Mate, Victoria Clipper. US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, May 2011 – present.
Deckhand, MV Alucia. January - April 2011.
Independent Deck Officer, Consultant, and Maritime Writer. November 2009 – present.
Captain, American Safari Cruises, March 2007 – August 2009.
Captain, Cruise West, March 1995 – October 2010 (promoted through ranks from steward).
Able Seaman, Edison Chouest Offshore, June – December 1999.
4 years college
ARPA, GMDSS, Train-the-Trainer, Crisis Management, Crown Control, BST, BRM, Advanced Fire Fighting, Damage Control, Medical PIC, Medical First Responder
•Proven safety record, customer service skills, and expertise in all areas of vessel operation. • Current License 500-ton Near Coastal Master. •STCW ’95 certificate including Medical Person-In-Charge and Train-the-Trainer.