I first traveled to Alaska in the spring of 1981 for work aboard a seafood processing ship. I joined the crew of the F/V Billikin in 1982. The Billikin was where it all began for Trident Seafoods, the largest seafood processing company in North America. The Billikin was a revolutionary crab boat. By placing a processing line on board and cramming over thirty crew members into the tight quarters, the boat was able to stay on the grounds for extended periods, packing high quality frozen Alaska King Crab meat extracted from the shell.

In 1986, I transferred over to Trident’s Akutan shoreplant, where I progressed from a general foreman up to the role of plant manager. The Akutan plant has expanded over the years to become the largest volume seafood processing plant in this hemisphere.

I left Akutan in 1990 to return to the University of Washington to complete my business degree. From 1991 through 1998, I worked in a variety of roles for Trident: Capital Projects and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Human Resources Manager, and then a Sales and Procurement role for special sales accounts.

I emigrated to Canada in 1998 – and left Trident – at least for a bit.

From 1999 through 2002, I worked as a Technical Services Representative for JohnsonDiversey in their North American Food Group. This was a great opportunity to work with a wide variety of food processing operations and to help companies with their sanitation programs.

In 2003, I joined AIB International as a Food Safety Auditor and provided robust site inspections, system audits, and training for hundreds of clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia

In 2011, I rejoined Trident Seafoods, working in the Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) department. I managed Trident’s Chain-of-Custody accreditations for various sustainable fisheries programs and worked to improve product traceability.

I then took on internal auditing for BRCGS and other audit schemes and played a key role as corporate trainer for Seafood HACCP, food safety, and food defense for Trident’s facilities in Alaska, Washington State, Oregon, Minnesota, and Georgia. I also had the opportunity to work with Trident’s custom processing operations in China.

In the spring of 2019, I was promoted to the role of Director of Training & Development for Trident.

In the spring of 2020, I made the decision to become an independent consultant based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. I look forward to helping you and your organization to continuously improve your food safety and training programs.

Public Speaking

I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to speak publicly on a number of occasions. If I can help out your organization by making a presentation, please feel free to reach out to me.