A talented and technically competent individual, self motivated and results oriented, I seek a position that allows me to apply my intelligence and intellect toward the appointed task and at the same time to employ my keen affinity for technology to the best possible advantage of the overall operation. I welcome the opportunity to learn new skills and to grow in to new areas that offer exciting new possibilities and allow me to share my experience and knowledge.
June 01 - present
Reservation Clerk/ Courtesy Van Driver/ Horse Wrangler - IRONWOOD RANCH
Responsible for telephone reservations, guest check in and guest pickup for large horseback riding ranch. Assist with preparation, feeding, grooming and healthcare of 30+ horses. Assist guests in mounting and dismounting. Mainatain company vehicles and property.
Sept 99 - May 00 Operations Manager - HOLOHOLO CHARTERS
Oversee the day-to-day running of company vessels, captains and crew. Responsible for the implementation and administration of training programs on seamanship, showmanship, sailing and safety. Liaised between maintenance, logistics, safety and supply departments to ensure safe, timely and efficient operation of all tours.
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Nov 97 - Sept 99 Crew/First Mate - HOLOHOLO CHARTERS Lead crew with startup tour company aboard their vessels m/v Holoholo (61ft power Catamaran) and s/v Leila (48ft sailing catamaran) conducting snorkel and sightseeing tours of Niihau and the Na Pali coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Trained junior crew in sailing and seamanship skills. Acted as First Mate of vessels during tours.
1996 - 1997 First Mate/Engineer - NAVATEK II
Responsible for daily operation of all mechanical and electrical systems onboard 80 foot SWATH (Small Waterplane Area, Twin Hull) tourist charter vessel, including start up and shutdown of all equipment, routine maintenance, breakdown fault finding and repair and weekly planned maintenance. responsible for overall supervision of crew. Maui, Hawaii.
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1994 - 1995 Skipper - S.V. EL KARIM
Responsible for day to day running of 60 foot auxiliary sailing ketch during long offshore passages between New Zealand and the Western Mediterranean.
1993 - 1994 First Mate - F.V PRESIDENT KENNEDY
Commercial lobster and tuna fishing. New Zealand coastal waters.
1989 - 1990 Sales Representative - HASELBACH SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
Responsible for sales demonstrations, user training, trade show exhibitions and equipment installation. Electronic/Optical Land Surveying equipment (including GPS), Surveying/Civil Engineering computer software and PC systems. Burlingame, California
1987 - 1988 Technical Support Engineer - BLACK BOX LIMITED
Pre and post sales technical support for catalog based data communications equipment supplier. Knowledge of data communications over digital and analog circuits. Reading, England
1983 - 1985 Navigation Officer - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
In charge of Navigation Department. Responsible for all navigation and pilotage when entering and leaving port, often in adverse weather and traffic conditions. Responsible for telecommunications and surveying department operation, including quality control, user training and supervision of computerized surveying systems onboard offshore and coastal survey vessels conducting bathymetric and oceanographic surveys worldwide.
1982 - 1983 Deck Officer - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
Responsible for medium range tidal forecasting and flood warning. Issued coastal flood warnings to civil defense agencies in co-operation with national forecast agency. Meteorological Office, Bracknell, England
1987 - 1982 Second in Command - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
Responsible for overall management and administration of unit program and personnel. Supervised collection of oceanographic information, sonar data interpretation and operation of computer operated surveying systems onboard near shore survey vessel.
1978 - 1981 Assistant Navigation Officer - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
Managed Communication Department, participated in Oceanographic and Bathymetric Surveys aboard offshore surveying vessel. Supervised data collection and onboard analysis.
1977 - 1978 Continuation and specialist training.
1976 - Graduated Britannia Royal Navy College, Dartmouth, England.