U.S. Coast Guard Retired Senior Chief Damage Controlman.
Coast Guard gave me a variety of skills that came with being a Damage Controlman, such as carpenter, plumber, welder, shipboard firefighting, project manager and a few extra skills from special assignments such as asbestos abatement.
Post Military Life:
2008 – Hired by the Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As a compliance officer in the Bellevue Area Office I performed approximately 40 safety and health compliance inspections per year in various industries such as shipyards, commercial diving, construction, longshoring, and federal agencies just to name a few.
2014 – Hired as a Safety and Occupational health manager in OSHA’s Regional office where I assist OSHA’s Area Offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska with enforcement issues about contested and significate cases. I answer question for the general public, and industry representatives, about how to interpret OSHA standards. Other duties include Federal Agency Program Officer, Emergency Management/COOP, Labor Liaison, Indian Affairs, Construction, Fall Protection, and Recordkeeping Coordinator. In 2016 I took a temporary promotion as Acting Area Director in Anchorage, AK, where I over saw Federal OSHA’s enforcement activities.