Dakota has a B.S. in Aquaculture and Fishery Tech. from the University of Rhode Island. Before joining the Training staff he was an ASM/NEFOP observer (1.5years). Throughout his young life, he's always had a passion for the sea whether that be sailing or recreation fishing he's always loved being around the ocean. He enjoys southern style sweet tea, the outdoors and spending time with friends, family, and his pup.