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My maritime objective includes obtaining a Mate or Deckhand position that will utilize my knowledge, training and personal skills. I have more than four years of boating experience from power to sail. I’m trained to be a captain aboard recreational vessels up to 100 gross tons. I work well in a team setting and I’m well spoken. I offer tireless effort and a positive mental attitude to provide safe and pleasurable experiences aboard your vessel. My goal is to achieve personal expectations by continuing my yachting career where hard work and dedication will lead to advancement.


Cotter’s Cutie - 85’ Custom Motor Yacht: Deckhand – Chicago, IL (May 2006-Feb 2010)

• Seamanship duties included line handling, rigging, anchoring and mooring.

• Cleaning & maintenance duties included wash downs, varnishing, waxing and polishing.

• Operated the tender for maintenance and recreational purposes.

• Greeted guests, assisted in their entry on-board and instructed them on the vessel’s safety procedures.

Allegro – 67’ Warwick Sailboat: Deckhand – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 2010)

• Assisted in seamanship, cleaning and maintenance duties during a 10-day round-trip to the Caribbean.


University of Illinois: Urbana/Champaign, IL – B.S. Degree: Broadcast Journalism. (1990-1995)


USCG Master - Up to 100 GT: Professional Maritime Training included thorough application of Int’l and Inland navigation rules; plotting and piloting techniques; use of reference publications; deck operations and safety. (May 2010)

USCG Sailing Auxiliary Endorsement: Sailing training in accordance with internationally-recognized principles, procedures and terms; hands-on knowledge of sailing equipment and specialized rules; heavy weather sailing. (May 2010)

USCG Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement: Towing training in accordance with internationally-recognized principles, procedures and terms; hands-on knowledge of towing equipment and specialized rules. (May 2010)

STCW ‘95/Basic Safety Training: Basic Firefighting, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities and First Aid/CPR/AED. (March 2010)


Snorkeling, Fishing, Water Skiing, Wakeboarding and Jet Skiing.


Software & Digital Equipment: MS Office ‘07, Word, Excel, Front Page, PowerPoint, Micros, Squirrel Pro, MacBook Pro, Final Cut Pro, PhotoShop CS2, Sony XD Cam and JVC HD video cameras.

Fort Lauderdale, FL,
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