Certifications & Qualifications


    • Graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Lexington VA, Graduate 1989, BA History
    • Graduate of DTCC, Georgetown DE,  2012, AAS Energy Management
    • U.S. Army Reserve Transportation Officer, Specialized training in truck, amphibious landing, Marine Small Boat, Supply, Honorable Discharge 1998
    • Chapman School of Marine Surveying, Graduate February 1996
    • ABYC courses in Electrical, Corrosion, Hull Construction, and Accident Investigation
    • Mercury Marine, Blackwood, NJ Engine and Drive Course for Surveyors 1999
    • Member ABYC, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers(SNAME)
    • Staff Consultant for Alpha Marine Surveyors, Miami, FL, specializing in accident investigation, and marine insurance claims, commercial shipping and cargo.
    • Sea School, Ft. Lauderdale, USCG Captains course, December 2000
    • SAMS, continuing education in Electrical, Valuation, Hull Construction, Repairs, Manufacturing and Accident Investigation.
    • Patten Co, Divsion Manager, 1998 - 2002 Boat and Survival Gear Manufacturing (manufactured military assault boats and rescue boats and equipment for government and recreational use)
    • Security Clearance, US Army
    • Patrol Boat Captain U.S Army contractor, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
    • Federal Court accepted Expert Witness
    • State of Maryland accepted Expert Witness
    • Boat US Technical Exchange