Educator 

✦ Over 15 years experience as an instructor/ educator
✦ AASI Snowboarding Instructor including PSIA Children Specialist
✦ NAUI Scuba Instructor
✦ DAN Instructor
✦ Serves as a mentor for several local schools, Society of Women in Marine Science, Women Offshore, and SheShreds Co.
✦ Volunteers with/on the STEM Academy Science Advisory Board, Explorers Club Lectures and Programs, Polar Educators International Council, and the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee.
✦ Experience in curriculum development, creating and updating Standard Order Procedures, and creating lectures and workshops
✦ Ability to work with ages ranging from toddler to senior citizens
✦ Ability to communicate with individuals across different ages, disciplines, industries, and languages across multiple platforms (in-person, telephone, internet, social media)
✦ Great interpersonal skills including patience and empathy
Freedom Boat Club, Greater Boston & Cape Cod                                   Apr 2018- press
          Training Captain
Effectively adapted teaching methods and instructional knowledge to exceed FBC and Boat US standards in order to meet the developing needs of each member. Demonstrates critical thinking, and verbal communication skills by administering evaluations and analyzing members performance, maintaining ongoing communication with the member on their activities, behavior, and development, and responded to all concerns as they arise; organizational, planning, and teaching skills by developing lesson curriculums to reach members different learning styles. Promotes safety thru education and examples. Raises awareness of global warming and climate change. Proven ability to work outdoors over long time periods in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat, high winds, and heavy rain. Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm about boating and the maritime industry.

Sedna Epic Expedition, Northwest Passage                                         Mar 2018- pres
          Ocean Scientist, Educator, and Explorer
The Sedna Epic involves an international team of women ocean professionals working with Inuit communities, specifically girls and young women in the Arctic with a focus on health, wellness, environment and empowerment issues, with our goal of completing a world record breaking 3,000km snorkel relay of the Northwest Passage in 2020 to raise global awareness of climate change. Our continued 2018 expedition continued to help grow our local community support by developing Inuit and Inuvialuit leaders to tackle societal and climate change; creating a space for young women and girls to excel in the Sciences, the Arts, and Exploration; and by combining Aboriginal and scientific knowledge to mitigate global warming. We will continue to add observations about the disappearing sea ice in the Arctic and bringing the Ocean to eye level by using remotely operated vehicles, mobile aquariums, and snorkel safaris. www.sednaepic.com

Breezy Seas, Southern New England                                                    May 2012- pres                  
          Owner, Captain, Educator, Scientist, Explorer
Providing services as a licensed captain, and working aboard vessels under various roles, travels around the Northeast and beyond giving ocean and polar science and exploration lectures and workshops to schools and social groups. Acting as a liaison, running, collecting and analyzing science experiments  during various expeditions.

Yawgoo Valley Ski Area                                                                         Nov 2010- pres
          Hill Captain, Snowboarding Instructor, Instructor Trainer
Effectively adapted teaching methods and instructional knowledge to exceed ski area policy and AASI standards in order to meet the developing needs of each unique student and snowboarding staff members. Demonstrates critical thinking, and verbal communication skills by administering evaluations and analyzing student performance, maintaining ongoing communication with parents regarding children's activities, behavior, and development, and responded to all parents' concerns as they arise; organizational, planning, and teaching skills by developing and led Kinder-shred lesson curriculums, developed and led curriculum for staff professional training sessions; demonstrates patience and care by successfully worked with wide variety of students including ages from toddler to adult, a range of learning and developmental disabilities, and at-risk inner city youth. Promotes safety thru education and examples. Raises awareness of global warming and climate change. Proven ability to work outdoors over long time periods in a variety of weather conditions including extreme cold, high winds, heavy snowfall, and freezing rain. Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm about snowboarding and the snow sports industry. Previously worked at Breckenridge Ski Resort ('13/'14), Sugarloaf Mountain Resort ('08-'10), Thunder Ridge Ski Area ('05-'07).

Project Oceanology, Groton, CT                                                             Feb - May 2018
          Marine Science Educator and OUPV
Working aboard 65' hands-on training research vessel,  providing instruction on equipment [and] deployment operations of oceanographic equipment and conducting marine mammal observations. Contributing to curriculum revision and delivering inspiring marine science and environmental education programs for elementary through high  school students, college students, and the general public. Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel.

Poseidon Expeditions, Geographic North Pole & Franz Josef Land        July 2016
          Geology Lecturer, Expedition Staff
Served as part of a cohesive expedition team on the Russian Nuclear Icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy, participated in citizen science sea ice observations data collection, marine geology lecturer, seamanship instructor, and  zodiac skipper. Coordinated with guests in their activities while aboard to maximize their enjoyment and to meet and exceeding their expectations. Skills included hospitality, crowd management, shipboard readiness, and communicating across age, discipline, and language.

Integrated Statistics, Falmouth, MA                                                     Dec '15- Mar '16
          NEFOP Journeyman Editor
Edits and analyzes fisheries electronic monitoring footage, creates and distributes public outreach sources about the NOAA observer program. Collected, documented, and organized fish ooliths. Researches, purchases, and assembles educational training materials. CAC Card holder.

Scuba Made Easy                                                                                   Sep '11- Oct '15
          Scuba Instructor, Divemaster
Leading dives and assisting with instruction of scuba diving certifications. Divemaster aboard the vessel Salty Dog. Effectively adapted teaching methods and instructional knowledge to exceed company policy and NAUI standards in order to meet the developing needs of each unique student. Demonstrates critical thinking, and written and verbal communication skills by administering evaluations and analyzing student performance, maintaining ongoing communication with student's activities, behavior, and development, and responded to all student's concerns as they arise; exhibits organizational, planning, and teaching skills by developing and led openwater, advanced, and rescue diving certification course curriculums including CPR, first aid and AED; demonstrates patience and care by successfully working with wide variety of students including ages from pre-teen to adult across different learning platforms. Promotes safety thru education and examples. Raises awareness of ocean conservation, local ecology, global warming and climate change; demonstrates seamanship skills and proper ergonomics in docking, securing, and [un]loading boats; proven ability to work outdoors over long time periods in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, high winds, heavy snowfall, and [freezing] rain. Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm about scuba diving and the ocean exploration industry.

Fish 'n Tales, Newport, RI                                                                       Jun- Sep 2015
          1st Mate and Educator
Worked aboard a 50' ecotourism lobster/fishing vessel, coordinated and participated in ship board readiness drills incase of an emergency. Stood watch and ensuring safe-going operations and personal safety of guests and crew. Created curriculum and teaching material, delivered inspiring historical and environmental education programs about Newport Harbor for elementary through high  school students, college students, and the general public. Conducted scientific dives collecting and surveying channel whelk.
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI                                        Sep '12- May '13
            Divemaster and Scientific Diver                                                        
Assisted with instruction of AAUS Scientific diver certification course.
          Geosciences Dept. Geophysics E-Resources researcher   Sep '12- Dec '12
Collected supplemental educational material to help serve different learning abilities of students.