Opening Day 2021

May 1, 2021

To our Salish Sea (and beyond) Yacht Club Commodores and Club/Association Presidents:

The one of a kind Rock Around the Dock Virtual Parade is "live".


Click here to watch the parade!


The Trio would like to thank everyone for their submissions. Everyone who submitted a boat or decorated pet showed their support for our long standing tradition.

We would also like to thank our Judges for generously donating their time, and our committee members for their efforts to pull everything together. Watch the 'til the end for the category winners.

We hope you enjoy watching the Rock Around the Dock parade as much as we will!

Rock on!
Chris Falskow, Admiral of the Day
Karol Cahan, Admiralette of the Day
Pete Rosvall, Vice Admiral of the Day

2021 Judges

Peter Boal, Artistic Director at Pacific Northwest Ballet

PETER BOAL is an artistic director of Pacific Northwest Ballet and director of its affiliated school in Seattle, Washington. He was born in Bedford, New York, in 1965 and began studies at the School of American Ballet (SAB) at age nine.

Boal assumed the directorship of Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2005 (from Kent Stowell and Francia Russell) following a successful career with the New York City Ballet (NYCB) which he joined in 1983 and where he was promoted to soloist in 1987, principal dancer in 1989, and from which he retired in 2005. He received his dance training from SAB under the directorship of George Balanchine.

Chief Adrian Diaz, Seattle Police Department

CHIEF ADRIAN DIAZ has been a dedicated member of the Seattle Police Department for more than two decades. His work building relationships that bridge race, ethnicity and every flavor of humanity can be seen across the Department and in every neighborhood in Seattle.

Chief Diaz began his career in Patrol, the Mountain Bike Unit, and the Anti-Crime Team before joining the Investigations Bureau. He is also a Master Defensive Tactics instructor at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. He served as Assistant Chief of a newly created Collaborative Policing Bureau prior to being promoted to the Deputy Chief. Chief Diaz is now serving as the Interim Chief of Police.

Chief Diaz holds a B.A. in criminal justice from Central Washington University and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Washington. He has completed the Major Cities Chiefs Associations Police Executive Leadership Institute, the Cascade Executive Program and the Senior Management Institute of Policing. Chief Diaz has authored numerous national publications in community policing, misdemeanor justice and juvenile justice.

Rear Admiral Mark Guadagnini, U.S. Navy (RETD.)

REAR ADMIRAL MARK GUADAGNINI joined Shell after a 37-year career in the U.S. Navy. A fighter pilot by trade, he also worked in Training, Human Resources, Government Relations, Aviation and Ship Maintenance, and as a Test Pilot. He had command of four organizations from 300 to 10,000 people which conducted operations around the world. He has over 4,700 hours of flight time in 52 different aircraft, and flew 95 combat missions.

Always looking to add skill sets and reinvent himself, he successfully worked in the U.S. Senate and the food service industry. In Shell, he has worked in Upstream and in Real Estate, currently serving as the VP of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment for Real Estate and the Global Functions.

 

Colonel Dave Johnson, U.S. Army (retd.)


COLONEL (retired) DAVE JOHNSON served in the United States Army for 28 years. He retired as a colonel in 2015, and his last duty station was Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). His peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance tours include Joint Task Force Public Affairs Officer with the Multi-National Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt, and Joint Task Force Public Affairs Officer during Operation Unified Response, Haiti. His combat assignments include two tours in Afghanistan as a Public Affairs Officer for the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, 2007-2008 and the International Security Assistance Force (NATO).

Some of his awards and decorations include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

CAPTAIN WILLIAM (Bill) NOON, Canadian Coast Guard (RETD.)

CAPTAIN WILLIAM (Bill) NOON, recently retired after a 38-year career in the Canadian Coast Guard, serving as Officer in Charge of lifesaving stations, ending as Commanding Officer of the Icebreaker/Buoy tender CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier. A career of many adventures highlighted by salvage of cruise ship “Clipper Adventurer” in Canadian Arctic, and as Master of CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier in the searches and subsequent discovery of the Franklin expedition ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

Capt. Noon is a long-standing member of the Maritime Museum of BC, and presently Chair of the Victoria Classic Boat festival. He is also a member of the Classic Yacht Association, West Coast Work Boat Association, and 2020 recipient of the MMBC Beaver medal for contribution to maritime heritage on the BC Coast.

 

Fire Chief Harold D. Scoggins, Seattle Fire Department

FIRE CHIEF HAROLD D. SCOGGINS of the Seattle Fire Department has more than 30 years of experience in the fire service. He started his firefighting career as a member of the United States Air Force where he served as a firefighter. He joined the Glendale Fire Department where he advanced through the ranks serving as Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief and in 2008 being named as Fire Chief.

Named Fire Chief of the Seattle Fire Department in 2015, Chief Scoggins oversees a workforce of more than 1,100 uniform and civilian members who respond to over 90,000 emergencies runs a year while serving a population of 750,000 residents. In his time with Seattle Fire, Chief Scoggins has been asked to co-lead the city’s response to COVID-19 pandemic.

 

TRACY TAYLOR, Kiro 7 Traffic Reporter

TRACY TAYLOR joined KIRO 7 in 2017. She has been doing traffic in the Seattle market for almost 20 years on both television and radio. Taylor started her radio career as an intern while attending North Idaho College, which turned into her first full-time job in Spokane. Her career in radio took her to Alabama and North Carolina for several years and landed her back in Seattle in 2001 and again in 2005. She left radio in 2010 to pursue full-time traffic for an NBC affiliate.

As an Eastern Washington native, she loves her Gonzaga Bulldogs and a lifelong Seattle Seahawks fan. Tracy and husband, Kyle, are parents to a very busy 14-year-old who loves dance and soccer, have two miniature dachshunds and one mini Staffordshire Terrier and are huge animal organization supporters.

 




Opening Day 2021:
Rock Around the Dock

Opening Day 2021 Trio

(L-R) Admiral Chris Falskow, Admiralette Karol Cahan,
Vice Admiral Pete Rosvall