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Small Boat Program

NOAA Component Class Instructors

Instructors are based throughout the country and classes can be arranged by local units. Please contact a local instructor or SBP Training Coordinator, if you would like to schedule a class in your area.

SBP Training Coordinator 

Paul Moreno


Peter J. Plantamura 732-872-3095
NEFSC-Sandy Hook, NJ
Frederick W. Wenzel 508-495-2252
NEFSC-Woods Hole, MA
Douglas W. Smith 757-441-6465
OMAO-Norfolk, VA
Dennis J. Donahue
Alt. phone: 231-750-0604
OAR-GLERL-Muskegon, MI
David Slocum 781-545-8026 x222
SBNMS - Scituate, MA
Leslie M. Allen 541-867-878
OMAO - Charleston, SC


Wayne B. Hoggard 228-549-1766
NMFS/SEFSC-Pascagoula, MS
Michael Douglas Hendon 228-549-1643
NMFS/SEFSC-Pascagoula, MS
Anthony Martinez 305-361-4486 x486
John H. Brusher 850-234-6541 x238
NMFS/SEFSC-Panama City, FL
Gregg R. Gitschlag
SEFSC - Galveston, TX
Richard Chesler
NMFS/OLE - Glynco, GA

Northwest and Alaska

Robert R. Marvelle 907-586-9329
NMFS/Enforcement - Juneau, AK
Tommy D. Abbas 907-723-4457
AKFSC - Juneau, AK
James H. Kruger 206-660-8747
OMAO - Newport, OR
Jeff Kingrey 206-553-2648
SBP - Seattle, WA

Wes Parker 206-860-3339
NWFSC - Seattle, WA
Chris Jacobsen
NMFS - Astoria, OR
Dana Wilkes
NOS - Seattle, WA

Southwest and Pacific Islands

Steve Sessions 858-546-7097

SWFSC-La Jolla, CA

Anthony Cossio

SWFSC-La Jolla, CA

Erin L. Strange 916-930-3653

NMFS -Sacramento, CA

Chad H. Yoshinaga

PIFSC-Honolulu, HI

James A. Barlow 808-725-5344
Alt. phone: 808-983-3711

PIFSC - Honolulu, HI 

Cyril Michel 831-420-3986 
NMFS, Santa Cruz, CA

NOAA Corps Officers

CDR Chad Meckley
LCDR Andrew Ostapenko
LCDR Megan Guberski
LCDR Emily Rose 541-867-8925
LCDR Matthew Forney 
LCDR Brian Elliot
LT Cherisa Friedlander 
LT Keith Hanson
LTJG Brian Caldwell
 Updated: 09 JAN 2020 

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