Project Short Decscription
- SkillsDeckhand > Captain > Port Captain > Operations Manager > 9 years with Allen Marine Tours
What fills up your cup?
Every Fall/Winter, my partner and I do Road Trips and stop at National Parks & Breweries! Love to camp or go to Forest Service Cabins
How did you end up at Allen Marine?
I wanted to get my Captain’s License and be on the water, so I reached out to Allen Marine because I saw the boats operating downtown Juneau every day.
Living the maritime lifestyle has its challenges, what advice would you give someone choosing this career path?
Try the different aspects of the maritime industry, be willing and able to go be on a big boat and travel and experience life on a boat as well as the day-to-day boat operations on a small vessel. Understand it’s not all glorious, you must be willing be down in the bilges, waking up late at night to do the night watches, being in rough weather where you might not sleep. It can be rewarding as well with all the places you might go and the things you might see.
What do you like about working for Allen Marine?
While working with Allen Marine, I have had the opportunity to travel to all the different Southeast ports in the area. I have been able to operate a vessel next to Glaciers, in Glacier Bay, Yakutat and Tracy Arm. I have seen all sorts of wildlife: Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Black and Brown Bears, Sea Lions, and Puffins to name a few. I have even had the chance to bring boats up from California through the Inside Passage. Allen Marine isn’t like any other maritime company in Alaska: we have our own shipyard and rebuild engines; we sometimes operate as a Ferry or a Mine boat. Coming to work for Allen Marine is an adventure and can offer so many opportunities to people interested in so many different areas.