Fall 2022  •  Lumen Field Event Center  •  Seattle, WA


Mike Rudolph

Mike Rudolph is a civilian employee with the U. S. Coast Guard assigned to Marine Safety Unit Portland, Oregon as a Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Examiner.  He performs safety examinations on the commercial fishing fleets based out of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Mike is also a certified Fishing Vessel Drill Instructor through AMSEA (Alaska Marine Safety Education Association) and has trained over 2,000 fishermen in ocean survival and emergency preparedness.  In addition, spanning the past 20 years, he has performed hundreds of stability demonstrations to various interest groups using a scale-model stability trainer.

In Mike’s 30-year career with the Coast Guard, he has served commercial fishermen in just about every port from Dutch Harbor, Alaska to Brookings, Oregon and beyond.  He started his career at a lifeboat station on the Oregon Coast as part of a boat crew rescuing fishermen in distress.  He later served as a science technician aboard a Polar Class Icebreaker making trips to the Arctic and Antarctic.  He was then stationed in Alaska for 5 years covering South Central, Western, Bristol Bay, Alaska Peninsula, Pribilofs and Aleutian Islands regions of the state.  After his time in Alaska, Mike worked exclusively in Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety and Training assigned to Sector Puget Sound in Seattle for 9 years before transferring to Portland in 2006. 

Mike is from Washington and enjoys the great outdoors and riding motorcycles.  He and his wife, Wendy, have four children.

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