What is your role during the Extreme 2004 expedition?
During watch: safety of ship and crew and position keeping. Off watch: safety equipment
Why did you choose this career, and how long have you been doing this? I always enjoyed being on the water. I like to sail, and I wanted a job that would keep me close to the water.
Tell us about the most interesting thing that has happened to you because of your work.
While on the equator in the Atlantic, three Volvo 60s sailed by in the middle of the night. The Volvo Race is a five-leg around-the-world sailing race. Just to see a sailboat out here is unusual.
What do you like most about your job? Least?
I like the port stops the most. I don't like the "split life" of a sailor.
What do you like most about going to sea? Least?
I like the room. I feel crowded on land.
How often do you go to sea?
About eight months a year.
Do you ever get seasick? If so, how do you handle it?
I get seasick all the time. Nothing bad, just a tired sensation. I know it's going to pass, so I just accept it.
How do you fill your free time aboard ship?
Sometimes I read other times I watch movies. It all depends on how I feel.
What's your favorite hobbie? Favorite movie? Favorite book? Favorite food?
I like messing with my Jeep and sailing. Movie: Big Blue Book: Fastnet Force 10 Food: Fish & Chips.
Where is the most exotic place you have been?
What one tip would you give to students interested in pursuing a career like yours?
Positive attitude and working with people. Avoid the drugs. (We get tested.)