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Skills

(CAD) Computer Assisted Design
Semi-proficient in Autocad 2013.
Music
Symphonic "Band geek" growing up
Electronics Assembly
basic soldering multisim circuit analysis
Computer Science
Basic C#, Python programming.  System building.  Troubleshooting.  High competency.
Motoryacht & Sailing
Data Entry
100+ WPM
Freediving

Academic/Professional Memberships

  • Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors Institute
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • ACM  (Association of Computing Machinery)
  • AAMI  (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)
  • EECS (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Org. - Broward College)

Interest

  • Jazz/Blues
  • Classical guitar
  • Aviation
  • Boating, deepsea fishing, diving
  • "Hacking" (I love taking things apart and putting them back together in different ways)
  • Astronomy/Theoretical Physics/SpaceScience
  • Marine Biology/Oceanography
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tripoli Lvl 1 High-Powered Rocketeer
  • AMA (association of model aeronautics)
  • Online courseware

Work experience

Jun 2010Dec 2012

Captain/Engineer

M/Y "Freddy"
  • 75’ Lazzara LSX Motoryacht.  Working mostly the D.C. area, Ft. Lauderdale and the Bahamas.
  • Was sole crewmember aboard (ran and maintained the vessel mostly solo)
  • This job’s greatest benefit is the amount of contacts and knowledge gained from working in the Washington D.C. area.  Although not a hotbed of yachting, the advantages were obvious.
  • Duties included pilotage, planning, logistics, accounting, entertainment, and mainline Engineering for all systems aboard the vessel (electronics, main engines, generation, hydraulics, etc.)
Jan 2000Aug 2008

Captain/Engineer

M/Y "Out of the Bleau"
  • 85' Azimut and 92' Hatteras Elite Motoryacht ran for a wonderful family from Miami Beach that decided to get out of boating due to tough economic times.  I aided in the boat's sale the Summer of '08.
  • Duties included pilotage, planning, logistics, accounting, entertainment, management of a full time 3-5 man/woman crew, and Engineering for all systems aboard the vessel (electronics, main engines, generation, hydraulics, etc.), 
  • Was one of the youngest Professional Captains in the industry 
  • Areas of travel:  S. Florida, Georgia, Carolinas, the Chesapeake, New England, New York, all of the Bahamas, Central Caribbean including Honduras, Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Eastern Caribbean from the D.R. to Antigua, Southern Caribbean including Panama and Costa Rica (Atlantic and Pacific).
19971999

Office Manager

The New SeaEscape
  • Great opportunity to work directly for the owners of a great company.  Learned a great deal about business as well as the cruise-line industry.
  • Duties were extremely varied, from doing work on the ship(s), accounting work for the CFO, formulating business plans, and troubleshooting computer systems.

Education

Sep 1991Jun 1995

Diploma

Nova High School
  • Accomplished Gifted&Honors scholar/athlete/musician.

Certifications

Jan 2009Present

Private Pilot

DOT/FAA
1991Present

Open Water Diver

PADI
2013Present

Certified Production Technician

MSSC
2001Present

STCW

US Coast Guard
Jan 2000Aug 2013

200/500 GT Yachtmaster

US Coast Guard