Staff Profiles

Hal Hockema, P.E.
President & Managing Principal Engineer
  • 1997-Present: Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc. (formerly Hal Hockema & Associates, Inc.) - President/ Managing Principal Engineer/ Owner
  • 1986-1997: Jensen Maritime Consultants - Vice President of Engineering
  • 1984-1986: Marine Power & Equipment - Project Engineer, EIT
  • 1980-1984: Campbell Industries - Assistant Project Manager
  • 1979-1980: MARCO Seattle - Shipyard Trainee
  • 1975-1979: Oregon State University, College of Engineering
  
 Julie Hockema
Business Manager
  • 1997-Present: Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc. - Business Manager/ Owner
  • 1979: BS Early Childhood Education, Oregon State University

Michael Whalen, P.E.
Senior Principal Naval Architect
  • 2004-Present: Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc. - Principal Naval Architect
  • 1992-2004: Fisker-Andersen & Whalen, Inc. - Principal Naval Architect / President
  • 1983-1992: Marine I/O - Owner / Naval Architect
  • 1979-1983: Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc. - Naval Architect 
  • 1979: BS Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute of Naval Architecture
 
John Myers, P.E.
Vice President & Principal Naval Architect 
  • 2005-Present: Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc. - Vice President/ Principal Naval Architect
  • 1999-2005: Jack Sarin Naval Architects - Naval Architect 
  • 1993-1999: Rodney E. Lay & Associates - Naval Architect
  • 1988-1992: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory - Science Aid
  • 1993: BS Ocean Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology
  
Paul Monical, P.E.
Associate Naval Architect
  • 2010-Present: Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc. - Senior Naval Architect
  • 2001-2010: Fred Wahl Marine Construction - Marine Designer
  • 2000-2001: Yacht Design Program, The Landing School
  • 1996-1999: Crest Audio - Design Engineer
  • 1994-1996: Platinum Island Studios - Chief Technical Engineer
  • 1991-1993: Calliope Productions - Technical Engineer
  • 1991: BS Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
 
 Craig Pomeroy, P.E.
Principal Naval Architect
  • 2011-Present: Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc. - Principal Naval Architect
  • 2008-2011: Palmer Johnson Yachts - Senior Naval Architect
  • 2006-2008: Seacraft Design - Naval Architect
  • 2003/2006: Sole-proprietor - Naval Architectural/ Marine Engineering Services
  • 2003-2006: Burger Boat Company - Naval Architect
  • 2003: B. Bentgen & Associates - Vice President
  • 2001-2003: Palmer Johnson Yachts - Chief Naval Architect
  • 1989-2001: Jensen Maritime Consultants - Senior Naval Architect
  • 1987-1989: BMT International - Naval Architect
  • 1983-1986: Marinette Marine Corporation - Naval Architect
  • 1983: BS Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute of Naval Architecture

Stephen Gatz, P.E.
Senior Naval Architect
  • 2014-Present: Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc. - Senior Naval Architect
  • 2013-2014: Art Anderson Associates - Senior Naval Architect
  • 2008-2013: Jensen Maritime Consultants - Naval Architect
  • 2006-2008: Elliott Bay Design Group - Naval Architect
  • 2007:BS Mechanical Engineering with Naval Architecture option, University of British Columbia
  • 2000: Associates of Engineering with Honors, Pima County Community College
  • 1996: BA Geology & Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo

Craig Mork
Associate Marine Designer and CAD Manager
  • 2017-Present: Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc. - Associate Marine Designer & CAD Manager
  • 1989-2017: Jensen Maritime Consultants - Marine Design Manager, Senior Designer, Marine Designer 
  • 1986-1989: Pacific Fishermen - Marine Design Draftsman
  • 1981-1986: Marine Power and Equipment Company - Marine Draftsman
  • 1980-1981: Propulsion Systems - Mechanical Draftsman
  • 1980: Operating Marine Engineering, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA
  • 1979: AA Mechanical Engineering Technology, Shoreline Community College, Seattle, WA