Jack grew up on the shores of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York and following college and military service began his career as an apprentice marine surveyor and marine loss adjuster in 1971. Since, Jack has continually served recreational and small commercial craft owners, buyers, builders and insurers.
Jack is a graduate of Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology with a diploma in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering and Small Craft Design. He is a "Standards and Systems Certified" member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), a "Certified" member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and has been accredited by the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS). He is currently the Central Atlantic Regional Vice President and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Marine Surveyors, serves as the Chairman of Board of Directors of American Boat and Yacht Council, serves on the Marine Industry Training and Employment Council (MITEC) and is past Chairman (Chesapeake Chapter) and Board of Directors member of the Society of Boat & Yacht Designers (SBYD).
In addition to his duties at Marine Survey & Design Co., Jack has served as the Project Naval Architect for the restoration of the steam tug Baltimore displayed at the Baltimore Industrial Museum. He has authored and presented a number of technical papers at national and international marine educational symposia and contributed more than 250 technical articles published in SpinSheet, Chesapeake Bay, Offshore, Sailing, Marine Business and Boat/US magazines. Jack regularly contributes evaluations of power and sailboat models to the Boat/U.S. Web Site and has been a technical advisor to the Foundation for Boating Safety.
Jack has been an avid boater and competitive sailor for more than 40 years. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy sailing and exploring aboard Legacy from their home port on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
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