Randy’s worldwide submersible operations experience includes ship-based boom and A-frame crane operations, submerged launching platforms and towing operations, while performing missions in zero-visibility (instrument navigation) on structures, shipwrecks and geologic formations. Broad and successful pilot objectives include video and sonar data collection, science & research cruises, media and live-broadcast dives, manipulator and equipment recovery operations, and guest experience dives. To date, Randy has performed over 360 submersible dives and accumulated nearly 700 hours piloting - in expeditions throughout the North Atlantic and Caribbean, Mediterranean, North & South Pacific, western Indian Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands more hours have been spent performing routine and special maintenance of all submersible systems, in accordance with industry standards, PVHO, and ABS-class rules.
Randy grew up in the Pacific Northwest, exploring the beaches and rocky shorelines of the San Juan Islands. After developing a passion for the oceans as an avid sailor, his explorative nature also led him to mountaineering and wilderness backpacking, from Alaska to the deserts of the western U.S. When not away on an expedition, Randy keeps busy with his enthusiasm for most any outdoor activity, refining his skills as a craftsman, or satisfying his creative passion by tinkering away.