I currently hold a USCG 100 Ton Masters license and am in the process of upgrading to a 500 Ton Master. I am also have an Able Seaman-unlimited endorsement as well as several STCW certifications. I have been a Capt. for over 10 years and have operated numerous different types of vessels, both motor and sail. I am currently a 1st mate/back-up captain on a 220' 97 gross ton casino ship. In addition to my licenses I have also owned and operated my own fishing guide business in St. Petersburg Florida and am currently a partner in a vessel management company.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to operate numerous types of vessels ranging from work/towing and salvage boats to passenger vessels and sail boats. I also have experience working on charter boats. I grew up at the beach and have been fishing pretty much all my life, and for several years owned and operated my own fishing guide business. I also have snorkeling and diving experience.
Current: 1 mate/backup captain on a 220' casino ship. TowBoat US- District manager/ Lead Captain Jacksonville Boat Club- Training Captain VShips Leisure- 3rd mate/navigator and safety officer, 350' passenger vessel. Southern Cross Charters LLC- Owner/Operator, charter fishing guide-Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.