Mariner

✦ 100 Ton Licensed Captain with towing endorsement
✦ U.S. Coast Guard Veteran
✦ 9 years experience as dock master
✦ Experience on motor (including jet drive), sailing, fishing, diving, icebreakers, research vessels, charter, and service support
✦ Extensive experience offshore and in the High Latitudes
S&S Subsea Marine Services Group, Inc. Fort Myers, FL            May 2018 - pres
          Relief Captain 
          Ultimate Getaway diving and service support vessel, 105' Super Cruiser
Serves as licensed 2nd captain aboard 105' diving and service support vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Preparing, supplying, and organizing the vessel for sea going operations. Coordinating and participating in ship board readiness drills incase of an emergency. Standing watch and ensuring safe-going operations and personal safety of guests and crew. 

Freedom Boat Club, Greater Boston & Cape Cod                              Apr 2018 - pres
          Training Captain 
          Various power vessels incl. 24' Key West CC, 22' Scout CC, 22' Hurricane Sundeck
Effectively adapted teaching methods and instructional knowledge to exceed FBC and BoatUS 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
          Scuba Instructor
          Ocean Endeavor, 450' 1B Ice ClassMotor Vessel
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

Ensor, Mattapoisett, MA                                                                     Oct 2016 - pres
          Licensed Captain,  Stewart and Provisions 
          Fearless, 55' Baltic Sailing Vessel
Preparing, supplying, and securing the vessel for sea going operations including charters, deliveries, and races. Coordinating and participating in ship board readiness drills incase of an emergency. Standing watch and ensuring safe-going operations and personal safety of guests and crew. 

Ballard's Marina, Block Island, RI                                                    May 2010 - press
          Dockmaster 
Managing marina operations: berthing status, boat movements, marina maintenance, and marine environmental conditions. Coordinates with guests in lodging, transportation, and activities with their island visit. Implemented Dockwa reservation system. Demonstrates seamanship skills and proper ergonomics in docking, securing, and [un]loading boats; construction skills in dock, boat, and marina maintenance using power towels, painting, sign erection, hazardous waste removal and oil spill prevention/clean up; inspection skills in electrical components, environmental conditions, and dock maintenance; clerical skills in budgeting, planning, record-keeping, and marketing; hospitality skills in customer service and concierge services
MATE Internship Program, Alaskan High Arctic                           Oct-Dec 2018
          STARC (SOI & OSU) Tech watch stander, WHOI science support aboard
          USCGC Healy, 420' Polar Ice Breaker
Stood daily 12 hour watches, monitoring oceanographic data collection and software systems to ensure correct and working order, including science seawater follow through system, multi beam sonar and associated sound velocity profiles, Knudson side scan sonar, supervised equipment deployments to ensure operations went in a smoothly and orderly fashion including as CTD and XBT cast, Van Veen grabs, and serving as a liaison between the science party and the Coast Guard crew. Created and revised Standard Operating Procedures including Importing Ice Imagery, XBT and XCTD casts operations, Seapath and MV Pos file exchange and sharing procedures. 

Project Oceanology, Groton, CT                                                      Feb - May 2018
          OUPV,  1st Mate, and Marine Science Educator
          Envirolab  III &  Envirolab II Research Vessels, 65' & 52' conv't lobster boats
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.
Cosmo, Block Island, RI                                                                       July 2017
          Fish Finder
          50' Sea Ray Motor Yacht
Block Island Giant Shark Tournament 1st place winner

DeWardener, St. Martin - Stewart, FL                                               April 2017
          Licensed Captain, Stewart, Provisions, & Logistics
          44' Beneteau Sailing vessel boat delivery
Prepared, supplied, and secured the vessel for sea going operations for international delivery. Coordinated and participated in ship board readiness drills incase of an emergency. Stood watch and ensured safe-going operations and personal safety of crew.  Coordinated logistics relating to berthing status, resupply locations, and Customs Clearance check points. Prepared nutritious meals for crew of 4.

University of São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil                                     Nov- Dec 2016
         student, mapping watch stander
         Alpha Crucis, 210' Research Vessel
hGISs- Hydrographic Geologic Informatics Survey Solutions Seafloor Exploration 80 hour Training Course, expanded knowledge and skills through basic geophysical and oceanographic theories and concepts used in operational foundation of seafloor mapping including survey operations, data processing and advanced data analyses. Worked with a variety of marine survey hardware and software for both accusation and processing, including underwater acoustics, multi beam echo sounder, side scan sonar, sub bottom surveys and seismic reflection profiling. Built skills in using and deploying physical seafloor sampling equipment including gravity and box cores. Watch included set up, calibrating, testing, operating, and breakdown of various geological equipment.
 
Poseidon Expeditions, Geographic North Pole & Franz Josef Land      July 2016
          Zodiac Operations 
          50 let Pobedy,  524' Nuclear Ice Breaker
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.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Marshall Islands   Mar - Apr 2016
          Mapping Watchstander, Explorer-in-Training program
          Okeanos Explorer, 224' NOAA Research Vessel
Okeanos Explorer in Training Program, completing the acquisition and processing of multibeam, EK60 and sub bottom sonar data and associated sound velocity profile data 
including backscatter, water column analysis aboard R/V Okeanos Explorer. Updated Standard Order Procedures including the use of CARIS, Knudsen, and Fledermaus software. Created poster using the multi beam surfaces and provided the  expeditions data and statistical recap of the Wake Island Unit in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Created an educational outreach infographic about Ocean Exploration.
Fathom Research LLC, New Bedford, MA                                   Sep 2015- Mar 2016
          NOAA At-Sea-Monitor, Marine Biologist, Diver
          Various fishing vessels including gill net and trawlers
NOAA Fisheries Observer, deploys on fishing boats and collects data, documenting by-catch and discards, marine mammal, sea bird, and endangered species observations. Communicates and coordinates with fisherman on departure and trip logistics. Shows shipboard readiness, safety compliance, and adapts to last minute schedule changes. Complete and submits data accurately both electronically and hand written, organized, 
thorough, and in a timely manner meeting short turnover deadlines. Scientific diver assists with boat inspections and video monitoring. Creates andinstructs certification courses following NAUI and DAN standards. Newly appointed grantwriter.

Kerr, Portsmouth, RI to Greenwich, CT                                                November 2015
          1st Mate, Stewart, Provisions, & Logistics
          75' Hatteras Motor Yacht boat delivery and winterization
Prepared, supplied, and secured the vessel for sea going operations for delivery. Coordinated and participated in ship board readiness drills incase of an emergency. Standing watch and ensuring safe-going operations and personal safety of crew.  
Scuba Made Easy, Jamestown, RI                                                   Sep 2011- Oct 2015
          Scuba Instructor and Divemaster
          Salty Dog, 38' Scuba Diving Vessel
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 Marine Science Educator
          NorthEastern, 50' Lobster Fishing Vessel
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.

SEA Semester, Global Oceans program, New Zealand                   Sep - Dec 2014
          Student, Deck watch stander, Science watch stander
          Robert C. Seamens, 136' Tallship, Sailing School Vessel
Living and working aboard Robert C. Seamens standing both deck and science watch. Running the vessel including sail rigging and handling, standing look out and helm watch, doing deck rounds and preparing in shipboard readiness drills. Science watch included deploying oceanographic equipment including water sampling carousal CTD casts, plankton nets, and shipek sediment grabs. Processing included micro plastics, nutrients, phyton and zoo plankton, water quality, and sediment sampling. Projects included plankton diversity survey, comparing freshwater and salt water diatoms in water column to sediment samples in local to river mouths, the reclamation of the Maori Ta-moko culture, and visual data and statistical recap posters.

University of Texas at Austin, Antarctica and the Scotia Arc        Dec '12- Jan '13
          Student, geologic field research and training
          Akademik Ioffe, 384' Research Vessel

U.S Coast Guard 2006-2010

Food Service Specialist 3rd Class, E-4
Station cook, prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for crew of 50. Designed unique menus to promote good nutrition and explore exotic cuisine and food alternatives. Assigned stations Health Promotion Coordinator, coached members in exercise and weight loss programs. USCG liaison with Special Olympics and volunteer coordinator with Pen-Quis Home Winterization Project.
Stationed: TRACEN Petaluma, CA, Station Rockland, ME 
TAD: Station Burlington, VT, USCGC Eagle New London, CT

Seaman, E-3
Deckhand, acquired Coast Guard certifications in Inport Watch Stander and Underway Helmsman, Look out, and Boatswain Mate of the Watch. Duties included advancing skills in deck seamanship aboard 225' buoy tender, advanced damage control skills including basic firefighting and readiness in shipboard emergency. A year of seatime was  mostly spent in the Bering Sea. Proven ability to work aboard a ship in high stress work place while under extremely variable marine weather conditions having experienced seas over 50'.
Stationed: USCGC Hickory Homer, AK