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Deckhand / Stew skills
    Line handling / Sailing knots              Refueling / Spill Training                  Bartending (management) Marine search and rescue                   Docking / Undocking                        Event coordination Watchkeeping / Navigation                  Outboard maintenance                    Waitressing Driving tender / Tow behind                 Interior / Exterior detailing                Guest services / hospitality Bilge cleaning / Drainage                     Painting / Varnishing                        White glove service Waxing / Polishing                                 Rust removal/Metal sealing            Cash handling Sailing Instructor                                    Wakeboarding Instructor      


Sep 2005Jan 2010

Bachelor of Applied Science

Universit of Guelph
Sep 2005Jan 2010


Humber College

Work experience

Bar / Event Coordinator

S/Y Challenge 96’ and M/Y Obsession III 78’

- Served beer, wine, spirits and cocktails aboard both vessels

- Inventory of products and cash deposits for every charter

- Provided first class, white glove service

- Set-up and took-down all events while ensuring client contentment

- Met with clients, sponsors, entertainment personnel and company managers to

  plan weddings, birthdays, private dinners, corporate cruises and public events

- Organized staff of 15 people, often with undertakings on both vessels at once

Instructor & Fleet Maintenance

Harbourfront Sailing and Powerboating

- Maintained/ repaired fleet of 42 boats (power and sail)

- Specialized in restoring outboard engines

- Instructed weekly regattas, set courses and helped prep/ rig all boats

- On emergency response crew, provided assistance and rescue as needed

- Taught and certified patrons at various levels in both sailing/ power boating skills

- Inhaul and outhaul of all vessels, including winterization

Lead Deckhand


- Raising, rigging & reefing of sails on 3-masted gaff-rigged schooner

- Line handling/ stowing, docking/undocking, exterior detailing, navigation and refueling

- Accountable for passenger safety and required safety equipment

- In charge of man-overboard/ fire drills, and the organization of 12 crew

- Maintained all machine operations of vessel amidst voyages and on land

May 2012Present

Crew Member, Commercial Mariner

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue - Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

- Marine search and rescuer aboard 26’ Zodiac 733 RHI Delta

- On-call 24/7 to deliver SAR response to anyone in distress on the water

- Electronic navigation (radar, chart plotter, GPS, depth sounder)

- Radio communications with Canadian Coast Guard during SAR missions

- Met challenges with determination/ professionalism in all weather and sea conditions

- Accountable for SAR mission logbooks and safety reports to Canadian Coast Guard

Apr 2010Oct 2012

Deckhand / First Mate

Jamie’s Whaling Station & Adventure Centre

- Organized a crew of 3 on two trips daily

- Exterior / interior maintenance, daily wash downs/rust removal

- Manned the helm when Captain was on breaks

- Passenger safety briefings, natural history info and marine ecology interp

- Line handling, docking / undocking, refueling, navigation and fire safety

- Ensured passenger safety and comfort. Served snacks and beverages

- Opened / closed vessels daily. Set up all electronics and navigational equipment


I have been employed on the water for the last 8 years, working with the Coast Guard, as deckhand on day tour vessels, bartending and event coordinating on board ships and as a sailing/wakeboarding instructor. I desire to work in a fun but professional team environment . I am looking to secure a deckhand/stew position aboard an 80ft + charter yacht. I have no preference between motor, sail, or itinerary.    

Previous boats:

M/V Lady Selkirk 65’ – Deckhand/First Mate, M/V Leviathon II 65’ – Deckhand, M/V Steller Sea 44’ – Deckhand,   S/Y KAJAMA 165’ – Deckhand, S/Y Challenge 96’ and M/Y Obsession III 78’ – Bar manager & Event Coordinator


Wakeboarding            Sailing              Travelling         Snorkeling      Boating                 Sea Kayaking

Whale Watching          Dirt Biking        Swimming      Rugby               Sky Diving            Snowmobiling

Seadooing                  Hiking               Hockey             Off-roading      Golf                        Camping


Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue

Canadian Coastguard Auxiliary


Transport Canada
Oct 2012Present


Oct 2012Present

RIB Level II