Chief Mate / Medical Responder
Born and raised in New York, Eric first developed his love for the ocean in the waves off of the south shore of Long Island. During the summer after his junior year of college, Eric joined Sea|mester as student aboard Ocean Star, an experience he claims changed his life and set him on a new path for his future career goals. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2013 with a B.A. in Marine Affairs and Policy. Eric has worked in several different facets of the maritime industry. He was a launch operator in a Miami sailing club, a deckhand on the Schooner Mystic in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, and a Mate/Educator for the World Ocean School aboard the schooner Roseway sailing in the Caribbean and New England. Eric’s professional credentials include an MCA endorsed 200t Masters License, USCG 100t Masters License and a Wilderness First Responder qualification.