Staff

THE STAFF

Confident Captain/Ocean Pros ranks among the best when it comes to providing training, instruction, education and consultation for mariners of all skill levels worldwide. Our instructors come from a variety of maritime backgrounds and are respected professionals who work diligently to ensure that their students receive quality training. The real world experience possessed by our instructors will translate into the best learning experience for our students and more success for them throughout their tenure as a Captain!

For more information about Confident Captain/Ocean Pros, our courses, or training facility, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Captain Kent Dresser
President / Founder
Promoting the positive advancement of maritime professionals through forward thinking, entrepreneurship and good old-fashioned hard work. 
Captain Pete Alarie
Senior RYA Instructor
Capt. Peter Alarie took his first sailing lesson in 1979, an early beginning to a long career on the water. Sailing and racing at the…
Kate Wilson
Instructional Designer
Kate Wilson was Rhode Island Marine Trade Association's "Boater of the Year" in 2018. She is a passionate sailor motivated to bridge the gap between education, technology, and the ocean through creative media and marketing solutions.
Captain Andy Hammond
Senior STCW Instructor
Capt. Andy Hammond was the Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard Regional Examination Center (REC) in Boston from 1998 until September 2006. During these crucial transitional years, REC Boston was one of the most efficient and mariner-friendly RECs in the…
Captain Tony Bessinger
Instructor
Tony has been an instructor for Confident Captain/Ocean Pros, teaching professional and amateur skippers 100-Ton, OUPV, AB Seaman and STCW courses for over seven years.…
Captain Zach Rollins
Instructor
Capt. Zachariah (Zach) Rollins joins the Confident Captain team with a passion for changing the future of boating culture. He is an avid mariner having…