Contact Information

  • Phone: 907-723-0367
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Maritime

Specialty Focus:

Navigation, Navigation Safety, Rules of the Road, NAVRULES, Pilot, Piloting, Boating

Education:

BS - Marine Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Years in Practice:

1

Additional Information

Professional Licenses • Master, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner License 1600 Gross Register Ton (1990) • Master, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner License Any Gross Tonnage (2002) • First Class Pilot, Southeast Alaska (2004) • Deputy Marine Pilot, Southeast Alaska (2006) • Marine Pilot, Southeast Alaska (2010) Education • Bachelor of Science – Marine Engineering, United States Coast Guard Academy (1982) Employment • U.S. Coast Guard Assignments  USCGC WOODRUSH Sitka, Alaska: Operations Officer (1982-1984)  USCGC PENOBSCOT BAY New York, New York: Executive Officer (1984-1986)  U. S. Coast Guard District 17 Juneau, Alaska: Search and Rescue Coordinator, Admiral’s Aide, Operations budget manager (1986-1988)  USCGC BISCAYNE BAY St Ignace, Michigan: Commanding Officer (1988-1990)  U. S. Coast Guard District 11 Long Beach, California: Section Chief, Office of Aids to Navigation, Admiral’s Aide (1990-1993)  USCGC POLAR STAR Seattle, Washington: Operations Officer (1993-1995)  USCGC PLANETREE Ketchikan, Alaska: Commanding Officer (1995-1998)  USCGC MACKINAW Cheboygan, Michigan: Commanding Officer (1998-2000)  U. S. Coast Guard District 17 Juneau, Alaska: Branch Chief, Office of Aids to Navigation (2000-2002) • Marine Pilot, Southeast Alaska (2006 – present)  Board Member, Southeast Alaska Pilots’ Association (2010 to 2019)  President, Southeast Alaska Pilots’ Association (2014 and 2015) Investigative Experience - Maritime Studies – Vessel Inspection • U.S. Coast Guard military justice investigations and adjudications • Southeast Alaska Pilots’ Association – coordinated member grievances with council and performed hearing officer duties • Alaska Board of Marine Pilots – review of pilot performance/mishap investigations • Gravina Island Access Study – evaluation of impact on waterways of road bridge designs (Ketchikan, Alaska) • Shipley Bay Port Configuration Study – co-member study team for new port, Southeast Alaska