a freelance journalist, a graduate of the New York Institute of
Photography, and a single-handed sailor. From my home port of
Vancouver Island, Canada I've covered the British Columbia coast
from Alaska to Washington, and made several crossings of the Western
scope of my practice includes creating words and images for
publication, and providing event media coverage.
My work features nautical
topics and includes a broad range of other subject matter.
published works include people, business & government profiles; coast guard, military &
police operations; marine commerce & security; ocean science;
aviation; small-boat cruising destinations; sailing regattas; at-sea & aerial photography - and more.
corporate and non-profit service provided an eclectic life
education. My nautical obsession began a half-century ago on
Ontario's Lake St. Clair, long before I could see over the gunwale.
It grew to include
aboard a classic boat; sailboat racing; and, year-round cruising the
Pacific Northwest coast, inlets and islands.
marine credentials include learning to sail on a ferrocement, gaff-rigged ketch;
and/or operating power & sail vessels to 100'
and, a decade of service in the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.
I crewed aboard auxiliary and regular Coast
Guard vessels; skippered my own boat on search & rescue
assignments; and, served terms as unit leader, zone director and
on the board of directors.
Please feel free to contact me with an enquiry. I look forward to
the opportunity to be of service.
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