In the fall of 2015 I saw an advertisement on the Port of Olympia web site. It was looking for volunteers to serve on the Olympia Harbor Patrol. In exchange for a year commitment, people would be trained in boat handling, search and rescue, and port security.
Being a long time recreational boater and sailor, I was interested in giving back to the community which had given me so much over the years.
I applied online and waited. Several weeks later, I was invited to an interview.