Growing up in the waterfront communities of Harrison Twp. and Harsens Island gave my passion for boating a jump start to say the least. I worked my way through high school and college by working at local marinas and wooden boat restoration shops, in my spare time I either helped my father in the garage restoring one of his many boat projects or I was out on the water in my boat. At the age of 23 I became a member of the Harrison Twp. Fire Department where I am now a 20 year veteran. Being a fire fighter in a waterfront community has given me first hand experience of why it is so important to have a boat that is properly equipped, maintained, and operated. During these past years I attended Wooden Boat School in Brooklyn Maine for Marine Surveying (2002), started Marine Surveying in 2003, continuously done numerous boat repair projects and restorations, maintained a fleet of 4 award winning antique wooden boats for a private estate for 10+ years, aquired my USCG 50 Ton Masters Captain License in 2012, and have been working as a fishing and waterfowl charter captain.
My years of being fully immersed in the marine industry have given me the knowledge and tools needed to assist my clients in finding the boat that is a good fit for their needs, is properly equipped to provide them many safe years of recreation out on the water, and how to get the most value for their money.
However, being a Professional Marine Surveyor means being just that – PROFESSIONAL!!! What I mean by that is that you have my promise that I will display a QUALITY WORK ETHIC while assisting my clients. I will be on time, easy to contact, return my messages/emails promptly, and have a rapid turnaround time with my survey reports. I maintain membership with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), BUC Book Appraisal Guide, and Soldboats.com. I also reference the following organizations standards when conducting my surveys: NFPA, USCG CFR, and NADA Guide. My memberships with the previously listed organizations ensures that the survey you receive will be accepted by your lending institution and your insurance provider.
Simply stated, boats are my life. When I am not out working on a survey it’s a safe bet that I am spending time on the water with my daughter showing her how to be a safe and courteous boater.