Research Interests:My primary responsibility is to ensure the accuracy and reliability of line-transect effort and sightings data used for marine mammal stock assessments. I provide data editing services, maintain data verification software, produce data subsets and summary reports, and archive original data forms and field notes. I began working at the SWFSC in 1982 after making four trips as a tuna-dolphin observer. Before that I served two years in Belize as a Peace Corps Volunteer compiling lobster, conch and reef fish catch and effort data. My hobby is growing subtropical fruit, but most of my time at home is spent being a husband, father and cook (not necessarily in that order).