- Phone: (805) 895-3273
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Maritime
Specialty Focus: Boating/Ship Accidents, Pleasure Craft & Yachts, Seaworthiness, Boating Captain & Crew Responsibilities, Marine Electronics & Navigation, Boat Equipment Failures, Vessel Collision & Damage & Sinking, Vessel Operations & Safety, Sport Fishing, Charter Boat Liability, Jet Ski, Yacht
Education: AA, Business Admin/office supervision-Rio Hondo Community College
Years in Practice: 22
Over 20 years of vessel charter experience; fishing, cruising, eco-tours, whale watching, diving, kayaking, photography, oil seeps & oil spills. Experience with crew training, safety procedures, crew drills and practice. Experienced with passenger safety orientation and creating/maintaining a safe environment for passengers including special needs passengers in for-profit and nonprofit (501c3) ventures. Skilled at vessel inspection, maintenance schedules and procedures, repair of equipment & systems. Experienced with at-sea or dockside equipment failure analysis and repair. Expert in marine electronics selection, installation, maintenance and operations. Expert writer; 30 years of experience in technical writing, marine electronics and electrical, reports, work procedures, user manuals, magazine articles, on-line publications, social media. Expert public speaker with 15 years of experience hosting seminars, informational/motivational lectures, presentations for civic organizations and clubs. Successful maritime and retail business startup & operations/management including obtaining permits and licenses and insurance. Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization providing at-sea educational adventures for special-needs children and adults.