Commercial Operations Manager
ADCI Surface-Supplied Air DiverADCE Commercial Diver
Topside/Under water Welding 3 / 4 F & 6 G GMAW/SMAW
At a young age I developed a natural affinity for the water and swimming. I knew throughout high school that the Navy would be a good fit for me and was a leader in NJROTC. Immediately following high school in 2001 I signed up for the US Navy and was a Missile/Radar technician for 4 years at which time I wanted to pursue a BS degree and enjoy the college life. Ironically it wasn’t until then that I discovered the world of commercial diving through an acquaintance. At first I was drawn to the field because of the prestige and reaction the divers I knew would generate when they would tell stories of life offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. I then tried diving on a recreational level by obtaining my Open Water certification through PADI. There is nothing on Earth that can compare to taking your first breath of air… while underwater. I knew from that point on I wanted to be a diver. After a 6 month dive school, I started my diving career with Oceaneering Inc. I realized that diving afforded me a sense of passion and challenge like no other career could. In addition to my experience in the Gulf of Mexico, I have also gained knowledge and experience of underwater construction and maintenance of the Inland side of diving while working with Marine Technologies Inc., which is how I met Ken Barrick and began my career at Eastern Marine Services. He presented me this great opportunity to be a part of something new and different to the Baltimore area with a smaller commercial diving company.
Topside Boat Detailing Manager
Mike joined Eastern Marine Services as a part-time boat detailer in 2013. Mike’s number one priority is always customer service. This level of customer service goes hand in hand with the quality and precision detailing he puts into every boat he touches . He is very excited about growing the detailing services unit of Eastern Marine Services into the areas’ finest detailing operation.