is the e-Navigation team leader for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. His projects include developing navigation systems to improve safety, efficiency and reliability of inland and coastal waterways.

He is a US representative to national and international e-Navigation-related bodies, including the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM), and the US Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS).

He is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, served in the Coast Guard for 22 years at sea and ashore, and holds an Unlimited 2nd Mate and a 1600 Ton Master license.