Paul Matej, Mechanical Engineer - Paul is a Washington native and was Born and raised in Bremerton. He studied at Eastern Washington University and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He has experience in the Manufacturing industry and is currently working as a Manufacturing Engineer at Genie Industries in Redmond. He is going on his 5th year there. He brings a passion for antique restoration, historical preservation, a knowledge of vintage electronics, project planning, and experience with other various skills such as welding and maintenance to the Dominion team. Paul's Hobbies include restoring vintage machines, film collecting, volunteering, and traveling. Paul currently resides in Kenmore, WA. " I am very excited and thankful to be a part of something so great like the Dominion and look forward to working with all members of the team". "For the Dominion, the future is a bright one and I'm glad to be a part of it"! You can contact Paul at email@example.com.
Michael Walsh, Marine Engineer - We met Michael at the Washington Veteran's Home in Port Orchard. Ever since, he has devoted his time to helping with restoration. Michael is from Alaska by way of growing up in Seattle, where he lived for about 40 years. He spent 30 years in the maritime world, including six years in the U.S. Navy. Welcome aboard Michael!
Doug PInard, Heat Gunner - Doug was raised in Yukon Harbor, minutes from Dominion's home port in Bremerton Washington. Delivering newspapers in his rowboat to Workboats laying over from weather and currents, this led to an eight year pen pal relationship with Henry Foss of historic Foss, Launch and Tug. You can often find Doug riding the ferry with his scanner monitoring tugboat traffic. Doug has over a thousand hours of heat gunning on Dominion and has become part of our family.
Dave Clark, Founding Director and Restoration Manager - David Clark’s background is in adventure tourism. After a 4-year enlistment in the Air Force, he became a tour guide based out of Scottsdale, AZ and then relocated to Spokane, WA where he trained in military style wilderness survival, ultimately becoming certified as an instructor. In 2000, David founded DCBS Manufacturing. He produced biological decontamination shelter systems, for Survival Inc. during Desert Storm and the war in Iraq. When in Seattle, he became a deckhand on local charter vessels. David received his 100-ton Master Mariners endorsement in 2009. Adventure motorcycling and endurance riding has been a passion, he has traveled into the Yukon, Canada and the NW Territories, and to Baja, Mexico. His next adventure is a row from Seattle, to Hilo, Hawaii. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Rohde, President - Steve Rohde has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) field. During his career Steve has managed IT departments responsible for the global support of commercial and government application systems. Steve is currently employed by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) as Information Technology Applications Manager. During his tenure at SRPMIC he has overseen Information Technology projects including the development of data exchanges with the Environmental Protection Agency and has attended several EPA conferences as a guest speaker. Steve currently resides in Fountain Hills, Arizona with his wife Ruth Ann. You can contact him at email@example.com.
Heather Rinker, Executive Director- Heather's grandfather, Wally Barber was acting Superintendent of Foss Shipyards for 33 years. Wally became personal friends with Henry Foss and the Foss family, during his time as Chief Engineer on Thea Foss. His historical photos, documents, and an original engine manual are just some of the Barber Family's donated artifacts. Heather feels this opportunity to help restore and preserve a piece of her family history inspired her to volunteer. She has become a valuable team member. She is the mother of 4 active boys, and caregiver of her 94 year old grandmother, she raises chickens, and know how to boss a crew around. :-) You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © Dominion Historical Workboat Association. The Dominion Historical Workboat Association is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Dominion Tug is located at the Bremerton Marina in downtown Bremerton, Washington. All rights reserved. Revised November 15, 2019. KO