Alumni at Work


Lindsey Pinkham ’04

Major at MMA: Marine Transportation Operations
Extracurricular involvement while at MMA: Castine Volunteer Fire Department
Employer: Midcoast First Aid

Where has your career taken you since graduation?

After shipping for a few years, I came shoreside and began teaching at MMA. Then, I transitioned to work for Downeast Maritime Inc. as a full time USCG trainer. Now, I have my own company, Midcoast First Aid LLC, offering coast guard approved training as well as other safety training and consulting services. I also still work as a manager and instructor for Downeast Maritime Inc.

What is your current title and what are your responsibilities?

I am the owner/manager of Midcoast First Aid LLC. My responsibilities include teaching classes, providing safety consults and plans, miscellaneous office work, and writing courses for USCG approval.

What piece of advice would you give to a student going into your field?

No matter what you’re thinking your career path is going to – be open to change and exploring all options. When you begin a career in shipping, remember that the industry is ever-changing. .

How did the MMA experience prepare you for both your prior positions and your current career focus?

MMA gave me the leadership skills and the confidence in myself to take chances and explore all of the opportunities that were put in front of me.

What are your goals for the future?

My goals for the future are to grow my business and be able to offer a wider range of services and courses.