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About John Astad
For his day job, work in marine transfer operations, while maintaining regulatory compliance in the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Marine Transportation Acts, between barges, tanker ships, at the marine terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast as a Loading Master-PIC.
Since 1995,over ten years experience in the maritime industry which also includes merchant mariner on ocean going barges, tanker ships, and offshore supply vessels.
Dream Job: Investigative reporter and policy analyst covering a multitude of subjects.
Education: University of Houston-Clear Lake; B.S. Business and Public Administration-Environmental Management major
Other writing contributions: Guest columnist Galveston Daily News 2005-2008, Geoconnexion International Magazine; Oct. 2007
Interests: Blue water sailing, licensed sailing instructor teaching coastal navigation on the Texas Gulf Coast.