Work History

Partner at JCRoat Subject Matter Expert Services LLC. I was employed with Legacy Offshore, LLC as Quality Manager and Internal ISO Auditor for 2 years. Previous position with Legacy 5 years as Senior Supervisor/Diver for the company. I am a Supervisor for: Surface Air, Surface Gas
and Saturation Diving. A former member of: U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Teams 21, UDT 11 and SEAL Team 1. I went to work for Taylor Diving and Salvage the end of 1969 as a tender and broke out at Taylor Diving as a diver in 1970. I have also worked for Sub Sea International, Comex, J. Ray McDermott, Tennessee Valley Authority, Global, Martech, Schaefer Diving, Cal Dive international, Superior Offshore and Epic Divers.


I have been a diver and Supervised: Salvage, Oil & Gas Structure installation and removal, Pipeline lay and bury, Sheet Pile instillation and removal, Underwater Tie-ins, Inspection and repair of Oil & Gas Structures, Pipelines, Dams, Nuclear Facilities, Storage Tank and Sewage systems. I have been involved in Dive Systems Evaluation and instillation for 50 years.

Courses Taught

Underwater Oxy-Arc Burning, Dive Chamber Operation, Dive Decompression Tables, Rigging, Hand-jetting, Flange-up, Valve Identification, Dive Compressor Check Out, ,Decompression Chamber Check-out & Operation, U.S. Coast Guard and OSHA Diving Regulation/CFRs and PEC Safety Training.

Courses Written

Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning (Shot and edited the 90-minute training video that goes with this class), Dive Decompression Table Use, Dive Compressor Check Out, Decompression Chamber Check out, Decompression Chamber Operation, Basic Tending Skills, Dive Supervisor Responsibility, Valve Identification, U.S. Coast Guard and OSHA Diving Regulation/CFRs familiarization. I was a member of the team that wrote the IOGP Oxy Arc Underwater Cutting Recommended Practice 471.

Self-Evaluation & Objective

If I were evaluating myself in this business it would be; good diver that will leave the next diver well, burn with the best of them. I am proudest of having never bent or injured a diver through my action or inaction. I have been running others dive’s since 1969, when the tender did the job. My objective as an instructor is both impart experience and knowledge and learn as I do so.

Certifications and Memberships

DNV-GL Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Certification. Association of Diving Contractors International Dive Supervisor Certification Card number is 6956. I hold a current unlimited Dive Physical. Member of the Board of the Divers Association International and a member of: Pile Drivers, Divers, Carpenters, Bridge, Wharf and Dock Builders, Local Union #34 (Inactive). Past member of the U.S Coast Guard NOSAC Dive Safety Subcommittee.

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