I grew up in Grove City, Ohio and was conscripted into the USCG upon graduation.
Started my Coast Guard career on the USCGC Eagle. Attended Aviation Survivalman and the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Served at Air Stations Sitka, Cape May, Clearwater, Atlantic City, and Detroit. Spent one tour as the Recruiter in Charge in Providence, RI. Served in the Office of Boat Forces, as the Rescue and Survival Systems Program Manager; was there during the infancy of the BOAT program. I closed out my Coast Guard career assigned as an Afloat Safety Specialist in Office of Safety and Environmental Health's Afloat Safety Division.
Started in the Boating Safety Division, Coast Guard Headquarters in 2015.