Graduated from Parkland in 2006
Post Secondary Education:
Year One Marine Service Technician (MST)
Bridge Watch Rating Program, Ladysmith B.C
Canadian Coast Guard (Various certifications: MED, RHIOT, Medic A)
Current Field: Coast Guard/Marine
Official Title: Canadian Coast Guard Rescue Specialist
Employer: Canadian Coast Guard
Role: Emergency first responder and inshore rescue boat operatorSome of my favorite experiences in this job have been:
- Going up to the Arctic every summer on the Ice Breaking expedition
- Exploring the West Coast and beyond (Alaska, the Arctic) bouy tending, search and rescue, flying in marine helicopters, driving SAR (Search and Rescue) boats and working SAR.
- Was working on the Sir Wilfred Laurier when the location of one of the lost ships from the Franklin Expedition was discovered.
- Working on Cortez Island this summer on the Inshore Rescue Boat as an emergency first responder for Desolation Sound and the surrounding communities.