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Mr. Mike Simonson , Surveyor

Background & Bio

Mike is a Washington native, born and raised in the Puget Sound region. In 1995, Mike graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy’s Ship’s Officer Program, earning his BS in Marine Transportation, his USCG 3rd Mate Unlimited License, and Qualified Member of the Engine Dept. (QMED) endorsement. After serving on active duty as an officer in the US Naval Reserves, Mike returned to the maritime industry, becoming a marine surveyor in the Pacific Northwest for three years. Mike then joined the Washington State Patrol. He spent over a decade with the agency, serving as a Trooper from Snoqualmie Pass to the Seattle/I-5 corridor to the Olympic Peninsula. In 2014, Mike returned to the maritime industry, working for a Puget Sound-region marine launch/logistics support company. Mike is coming full circle, bringing his unique skillset and experience back to the professional marine surveying field with Bowditch Marine. In his free time, you will likely find Mike exploring the Olympic Peninsula with his family.

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United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, 1995

Did you Know...?

Mike is the father of twins.

Fun Fact From a Co-Worker

Steve, John and Mike of the Bowditch team are all Kings Pointers.

You have been great to work with. You were active in helping to move things along and provided sensible ideas to make it work smoothly. We really appreciate the support.

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