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NOWS Program

Subject Matter Expert (SME) Team

The core SME Team that lead the content development of On-Water, Skills-based American National Standards and instructional resources 

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Charlie Arms

POWER Rubrics Specialist


Peter Chisholm

NOWS Oversight Committee - Industry

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Gordon Colby

HUMAN Industry Specialist

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Pam Dillon

NOWS Advisory Committee - ANSI

  • NOWS Project Awareness Committee - State Government

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Peter Durant

SAIL Domain Rubrics Specialist

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Jim Emmons

Project Awareness Committee - Media

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Rick Franke

SAIL Domain Team Leader

  • Captain (USCG Inland Master)

  • Proptalk Magazine / WNAV., Marine Reporter

  • Email:

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Harry Horgan

SAIL Domain Team Leader

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Emily King

POWER Rubrics Specialist

  • POWER Instructional Approach Standard Specialist 

  • Past Training Director, NSBC

  • Email:

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James Muldoon

NOWS Oversight Committee - Past Chair, NBSAC

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Barry Nobles

Grant Technical Manager, U.S. Coast Guard

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Jeremy Oyen

HUMAN Domain Team Leader

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Bob Palmer

POWER Domain Team Leader

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Robin Pope

HUMAN Rubrics & IAS Specialist

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Bruce Rowe

POWER Industry Specialist

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Linda Stearns

SAIL Industry Specialist

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John Adey

NOWS Organization Specialist


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Dick Allsopp

POWER Rubrics Specialist

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Willie Black

HUMAN Domain Rubrics Specialist & Specialty Advisor

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Jeff Decker

NOWS Project Awareness Committee - USCG

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Verne Gifford


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Joshua P. Hall

HUMAN Domain Team Leader

  • Outdoor Program Manager, Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission

  • Email:

  • Website

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Richard Jepsen

NOWS Advisory Committee - Organization / IAS SAIL Specialist

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Timothea Larr

NOWS Oversight Committee - Organization

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Thomas Lindblade

HUMAN Rubrics Specialist

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Lynn Lynch

SAIL Domain Rubrics Specialist


John Malatak

NOWS Advisory Committee Standards Master

  • Chief Program Operations (ret.), US Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety

  • Email:

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L. Daniel Maxim

NOWS Statistics Specialist

  • President, Everest Consulting Associates

  • member of United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

  • Email:

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Karen Prioleau

POWER Domain Team Leader

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Jeff Riecks

SAIL Domain Team Leader/Rubrics Specialist

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Christopher Stec

HUMAN Domain Team Leader

  • Director of Auxiliary Programs at Fredericksburg Academy

  • Past ACA, Chief Operating Officer

  • email:

NOWS Program Management

Joanne M. Dorval, CMP

National On-Water Standards Program Administrator

K. Brian Dorval 

National On-Water Standards Facilitator

Davis Connors


US Sailing

Grant Funding

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