Utilizing Drone Technology in All Aspects of Your Boating Safety Programs

Utilizing Drone Technology in All Aspects of Your Boating Safety Programs

Kerry Moher

Vice-President Business Development • Fresh Air Educators

For the past fifteen years, Kerry Moher has been at the forefront of online education innovation in the outdoor recreation field. Kerry’s leadership begins in recreational boating, where he is the original author of BOATERexam.com, a leading online course that has provided safety certifications to over 1 million boaters, and has worked closely with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) on national standards for online boating education. Building on that leadership, Kerry has worked to bring innovations from online boating education to other outdoor activities, such as hunting and ATV operation, establishing partnerships with dozens of state agencies to make online education available to their residents. Fresh Air Educators now provides 125 online courses through more than 50 government agencies. Most recently, Kerry has been working with experts in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to leverage online training as a key tool for providing safety and ethics training to the millions of new commercial and recreational drone users around the world.

Dave Considine

BOAT Program Director • NASBLA

Dave Considine came to NASBLA in March 2011 after retiring from the USCG. Considine became the BOAT Program’s Response Course Program Manager.In 2015 Considine became the BOAT Program Coordinator, overseeing the day-to-day operational logistics for the program.In November of 2016 Considine was promoted to the National Director for the BOAT Program.

Before joining the NASBLA Staff, Considine was a Senior Chief Boatswain Mate in the United States Coast Guard.He attained the qualification of Surfman in 1996, the highest small boat qualification in the Coast Guard.Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Considine was assigned to Boston’s Harbor Defense Team as a Tactical Boat Coxswain and Boarding Officer, and became the Supervisor of the Harbor Defense Team until 2003. Considine was then assigned to Group/Sector Boston as a Homeland Security Watchstander and Ready for Operations Team supervisor. He was assigned as the Officer in Charge of Motor Lifeboat Station Chatham on Cape Cod from 2005 – 2008. Considine was then assigned to the First Coast Guard Districts Field Intelligence Support Team as an Intelligence Officer until his retirement in 2011. 

Considine was the Assistant Fire Chief at the South Hampton NH Fire Department following his retirement from the Coast Guard.He has been a Professional Ski Patroller at Loon Mountain for 29 years.He lives in South Hampton, NH with his wife Nancy, and two children, Kylie and Conor. He is an active Rotarian, and continues to fly as a “Flying Santa” for the Friends of Flying Santa program that delivers toys at the holidays to the children of Active Duty Coast Guard personnel.


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