After leaving the USCG, I spent several years in the commercial marine industry, and continued to upgrade my Merchant Mariners license. I had the opportunity to operate passenger vessels in Massachusetts and Florida, small tugs along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, and crew/supply boats in the Gulf of Mexico oil fields. I had the opportunity to serve as a navigation and boat handling instructor at the prestigious Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, FL. My last commercial marine endeavors had me serving as the Chief Mate and relief Captain aboard the 168' Research Vessel "Edwin Link" out of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, Florida. I currently hold a Master of Self Propelled vessels not more than 200 Gross Register Tons upon Near Coastal Waters.
Over the years, my wife and I have owned and operated an assortment of small craft. Most recently, we owned an Eastern Sisu 22' Pilothouse and cruised the coast of southern New England.
I am passionate about being on and about the water, and enjoy sharing my love for the sea with others.