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Diving Skills
  Diving: ·         PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor w/ 5 Instructor Specialties ·         Emergency First Responder Instructor                                                     (Including first, secondary care and care for children) ·         DAN: Oxygen Provider Ticket ·         Neurological Assessment/ Spinal Injury treatment Ticket ·         DAN: Hazardous Marine Life Injuries    
Hospitality Skills
  Hospitality: ·         ProServe: responsible service of alcohol ·         UKSA IW College Essential Marine Cookery ·         CIEH Award in Food Safety in Catering Level 2 ·         WSET Level 1 ·         UKSA Professional Marine Hospitality Course ·         Including professional etiquette, service and table presentation, floristry, wine, spirit and cocktailappreciation, laundering, valet services, and proper cleaning practices    
Engineering Skills
Engineering: ·         Fourth Class Power Engineering Ticket ·         H2S Stay Alive ·         WHMIS Certificate of Training ·         TDG Training Certificate  
Yachting Certs
  Yachting:          STCW-95 Basic Training ·         RYA Competent Crew ·         RYA Powerboat Level 2 ·         RYA Short Range Radio  

Work experience

Mar 2012Present

Deck Hand

MY- Imagine

As a deck hand I was in charge of maintenance on all decks, including wash downs, repairing dents in teak, varnishing, polishing, upkeep on all chrome and stainless as well as general cleaning. A large water sports department meant upkeep of tenders, jet skis and other equipment, protection with all care, and tender trips around Miamis smaller islands. 16 Crew, up to 12 Guests.

Reason for Leaving:

2 Friends had passed away so needed to return back to Canada for a personal reasons. 

Jun 2012Present

Deck Hand/ Stew

M/Y Ladies First

Complete Refit on exterior of the boat. Duties Included  hand sanding all wood and oiling, sanding all deck as well as patching  of cork and lifted teak boards, machine polishing and compounding, gel-coat work, painting, restoring stainless and chrome. Making sure yacht was ready for sale, including a complete detail of the interior, restoration of carpets, cabins, and living spaces.  I then moved on to future management of the boat and all upkeep for viewings with brokers and potential buyers. 

Mar 2012Jun 2012


M/Y Lady Lara

Day work for 9 days. Duties included preparation of yacht for busy charter involving detailing of cabins and guest areas as well as final room set-up. Also included; helping in the stowing of provisions, laundry and area upkeep for the crew. 

Mar 2012May 2012

Sole Chef/Stew

98ft S/Y Altair

During my one month temp position as the sole stew/chef I was in charge of all aspects of the interior, including detailing turn downs, decorations and a high standard of customer service.  As the sole chef I was in charge of all meal preparation for guests as well as crew, menu planning and provisioning. With a crew of three I was also in charge of helping on deck when needed, such as helping with fenders, wash downs, sailing lines, teak treatment and watch duties during passages. 3 Crew Members, up to 6 Guests. 

Mar 2011Dec 2011

Environmental Tech/ Operator

Quinn Contracting

In charge of the seasonal chemical treatment of all water, including ordering chemicals, operating pumps and chemical testing in the lab, while adhering to all laws set by environment Canada. Being on call meant long hours and long stretches without days off.

Switching over to normal operations after my work contract, I began to use my engineering degree as I worked with different pumps, steam and condensate lines, maintenance on engines (Diesel and Gasoline) and regular maintenance of the gas plant.

Reason for leaving:

New opportunities to expand my horizons, and join the yachting industry.

Dec 2010Feb 2011

Diving Instructor

Dive and Surf Club

Solo Instructor for all English speaking students, in charge of organizing diving trips, organizing non-diving trips offered through our company, maintained of equipment, and the opening and closing of the shop. Long hours lead for a high return and my work directly reflected my earnings, allowing me to set a name for the newly opened branch.

Reason for Leaving:

Visa Limitation of 3 months

Feb 2010Nov 2010

Dive Leader


During my training, we were in charge of daily operations of the boat, including leading dives and attending to guests on board. It was the first time I spent extended periods living and working with other interns in close proximity. The experience not only taught me about the daily running of boats but the interpersonal skills associated with living and dealing with different kinds of people.

Reason for Leaving:

 Set out to pursue being a diving instructor

Sep 2010Nov 2010

Safety Coordinator- Volunteer

Project Aware

Team Leader and Safety Coordinator for Project Aware Events, companies devoted to the preservation and clean up of the world’s oceans. Running once a month September through November we managed to organize both diving and beach cleanups of over 250 people per event. It allowed me to take charge of the safety aspects of the events, delegating volunteers to ensure the smooth operation of the day.

Feb 2009Dec 2009


Glenns Restraunt

Cooking for the 186 seating restaurant. Working on a rota system, with alternating night and day shifts, I quickly learned what was expected on each station on shift, including all prep work, baking, and extensive knowledge of the 200 loose leaf teas we both served and used in our cooking.

Reason for Leaving:

Explore new opportunities in Hawaii.

Oct 2006Dec 2009


Boston Pizza

In charge of all final plating and ensuring dishes went out to standards required, in the three years I was given responsibilities such as ordering, as well as the training of new staff, and all prep work for the day, if not on line.

While serving I was in charge of a 60 person section of which high levels of service and professionalism were key. It was vital to have interpersonal skills when dealing with customer demands.

Reason for Leaving:

New opportunities to expand my education.

Jul 2006Aug 2006

Greenhouse Attenant

Alton Green Houses

In charge of the preservation of cut flowers, as well as doing our own arrangements, growing and trimming of the flowers and plants, and helping customers match flowers for events.

Reason for Leaving:

Summer Employment Only 




·STCW-95 Basic Training

·RYA Competent Crew

·RYA Powerboat Level 2

·RYA Short Range Radio

Jan 2012Feb 2012

Essential Marine Hospitality


·UKSA IW College Essential Marine Cookery

·CIEH Award in Food Safety in Catering Level 2

·WSET Level 1

·UKSA Professional Marine Hospitality Course

·Including professional etiquette, service and table presentation, floristry, wine, spirit and cocktail appreciation, laundering, valet services, and proper cleaning practices

Dec 2009Feb 2010

Fourth Class

Red Deer College


Richard Webley

Please only contact for a Sailing Refrence

Vanessa Hodgson

As well as being in charge of all training of Stews, Vanessa also runs a yacht service for recruitment, and advice. 

Stephen Lloyd

Reference for Stew Work

Phil Taylor

Refrence for Sole Stew/ Chef Role

Grahame Shorrocks

US telephone number: 1 954 756 4263


Written Reference

Written Reference's


I am a well-mannered, enthusiastic person, who has a passion for being on the water.

I have experience in sailing, engineering, hospitality as well as working as a dive instructor. I am looking for an interior position on a yacht where I can use my existing skills alongside developing new ones.  I believe that my past experience  in various fields and willingness to learn would make me an asset to any team.


I really enjoy the outdoors in general, growing up in the “backwoods” of Canada I was always outside, so making the most of our 5 feet of snow with ski-doo`ing and road trips to different places in the mountains for skiing, makes you really appreciate any summer you can get. Enjoying the sunshine we had for our short summers meant being on the river or cliff jumping on days off. I have spent a few years away from home and being on the water has always been a passion; surfing, kayaking, diving, even just swimming, and now sailing always makes for a good day.