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And my "actual" professional resume can be found via contacting me.
Brief Synopsis: I grew up in Annapolis
, MD during summers and throughout the year for certain events
, and I stayed into boats thru college, racing
for Indiana University (505, E scow), and of course kept my old Hobie 18 near-by.
A few years later after watching too much Discovery Channel, I was off to Alaska
, and was a deckhand
on a 6-pack charter
out of Ninilchick, AK (Halibut, King), as well as Commercial
Set-Neting in Kenai, AK on the "Million Dollar Mile."
I feel confident at any position on a sloop
rig 12-meter and below.
I have a rich aunt! awesome! Every summer I've been off to Annapolis
, so dad (read: poor) can make some money
The Sunfish thru the Farr 44; keys throne in equal succession (though, I must note the 900 Polaris at 12 years of age is not the best idea...or the over-powered Boston Whaler for that matter), Outward Bound, Wednesday Night Races, many 3-5 day races, etc. ...and then they got divorced...sad face.
/Halifax/Annapolis races (22' to 60' mostly one-design)
Indiana University, screw-off's (we thought we were so clever)
, Hobie, owner
(two different fisheries)
Brief synopsis: I started, well, about the same time I started sailing, and have been climbing and falling out/off of things ever since.
Technique (Management) / Knots / Purchase
Systems / Fixed Lines (ascending / descending) / Weather
Systems / Emergency
Procedures / First Responder / Judgement
[Endurance/Sport] 5.13a/b Table of Colors, Left Flank, Red River Gorge, KY
[Mountaineering] 26 of the CO/CA 14ers'
[Big Wall] The Nose, El Capitan, CA (and Half-Dome Direct)
Other Notables: Gunks/Seneca/Hueco Tanks
/Horse Pens 40/Arkansas/Rifle/J-Tree/Bishop
SKYDIVING / B.A.S.E.
Brief synopsis: My current
love affair, anything that has to do with parachutes (or sails
, wings, or kites, depending on how ya look at it). I started skydiving 3 years ago with the intention of getting a B.A.S.E. number. I have made hundreds of skydives, and completed each of the 4 objects required for B.A.S.E. and many others since!
Related: HUMILITY / Remaining calm under high-stress conditions / Judgement / Rigging
/ Wind/Conditions Assessment (both Micro/Macro) / Complacency Avoidance (being meticulous and redundant is imperative to a desirable outcome) / Risk-Assessment / Fluid Dynamics Modeling / Assistant Rigger (Repairs/Prototype/Experimental) / Pain Tolerance Management / Emergency
Procedures / Detail Oriented / Judgement / Creating Creative Solutions
B.-335' Lakewood, CO (completed B.A.S.E. 12/2014)
A.-410' Los Gatos, CA
S.-486' Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls, ID
E.-320ish' Echo Canyon, Moab, UT
I currently hold a Class 3 Airmen Card and Private Pilot Licenses with 91 hours. (undercurrent...I've spent all of my time jumping out of planes "currently"). I am a proficient navigator, and am just as comfortable in front of a glass cockpit
as I am with pen and stopwatch.
/ Emergency Procedures / Flight Planning / Bernoulli's Principle / Judgement / Backcountry Survival Skills
70% of bush Alaska
DRIVING and HEAVY EQUIPMENT
I got my CDL at 22 and it has allowed me to see every part of the contiguous states, all the main attractions along the way, and Alaska too! But, I like the sea and sky... I don't belong on dry land.
/ Judgement / Long Hours / Driving Big Things.
So, as you can see, I am not the most experienced deckhand
However, I do feel as if I have enough background, experience, and current
relatable skill sets that could be put to good and efficient use. I have a decent head
, a good attitude, and I want to do well, in an environment
that I should have signed up for a long time ago. And to grab another dream, to do well and make a living for a while as a generally decent sailor.
Mark G. Johnson