Senior Planner, EnGenius Company. Developing and guiding catastrophic plan for FEMA in the State of Alaska. Overseeing staff for $1.2 million dollar project; set to close in June 2014. • Previous: On-Line Instructor, Emergency management and disaster preparedness. South University • Professor, Disaster Studies, 40 hour classroom course, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori, Pavia, Italy • America's Waterways Watch Instructor and Team Leader, Portland, OR • Sea Partners Instructor and Team Leader, Seattle, WA • U.S. Coast Guard instructor, certified since 1987. • • Captain (O6) Retired, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Extensive first hand senior Coast Guard officer experience with disaster response, recovery and planning. Events included Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, Haiti earthquake recovery, Deepwater Horizon oil spill and maritime security planning for the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference held in Honolulu, HI. The latter I served as the project officer and primary public safety official in charge of waterside planning for the year long event. • • Previous civilian occupations included serving as the Homeland Security Training and Exercise Coordinator for the State of Washington; Emergency Coordinator for Columbia County, Oregon; Emergency Planning Coordinator for The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and Port Security Specialist and Salvage Expert for the Coast Guard representing the entire state of Hawaii. • • Primary Qualifications: Certified Emergency Manager, Master Exercise Practitioner, Coast Guard Instructor, Coast Guard Contingency Planner, Incident Command System (ICS) instructor and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Train-the-Trainer.
Present lessons learned from disasters in PowerPoint format; discuss disaster events and what can be learned from each. Discuss and review various events, response organizations, emergency response issues and emergency preparedness. Optional exercises and tests follow most presentations.
• U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, Honolulu, HI 12/2011 • U.S. Coast Guard Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (Contingency Planner, CG Sector Honolulu) 11/2010 • U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal (Deepwater Horizon oil spill) 7/2010 • U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal (Haiti earthquake port recovery planning) 4/2010 • Commandant’s Letter of Commendation (IMAT Hurricane Ike- Austin, TX) 4/2009 • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Civilian of the Year (Contingency Planner) 2009 • Certification of Appreciation. Washington State Emergency Management Division (NLE 02-08, Vancouver Olympics, ICS Coordinator) 9/2008 • Certificate of Appreciation, Columbia County, Oregon (EOC Manager, TOPOFF 4) 10/2007 • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Certificate of Appreciation (America’s Waterways Watch coordinator) Portland, OR 2/2005 • U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Portland, OR (Continuity of Operations, Team Leader - America’s Water Watch Program) 9/2005 • U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Seattle, WA (9/11 attacks- Facility Security Officer) 2001 • U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Seattle, WA (Team Leader, Sea Partners) 4/1999
Masters - Emergency Management. American Military University. Bachelor of Science - Business Information Systems, University of Phoenix.
Author: "Chronicles of Katrina - Lessons Learned from the Hurricane Katrina Disaster for your Home Preparedness Planning" with Foreword written by former FEMA Director Michael Brown. Noted disaster speaker, has spoken at various emergency management conferences including in Rome, Italy, Philadelphia, PA, Orlando, FL and Portland, OR.
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