Recreational Boating Safety Specialist, US Coast Guard District 7, Miami, FL
Scott Szczepaniak is the Recreational Boating Safety Specialist for the Seventh Coast Guard District, which includes South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Scott has been involved in aquatic and maritime safety his entire career, starting with certification as a SCUBA Instructor in 1984. He served as a rescue boat operator, port operations and commercial shipping specialist, and merchant mariner specialist. In the private sector he worked in the commercial diving and salvage industry, the paddlesports industry and the passenger vessel industry. He holds a Master 100 gross ton credential, and is a National Safe Boating Council on-water instructor.