Anthony grew up in Boise, Idaho and attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Systems Engineering and an unlimited tonnage Third Engineers license in Motor, Steam, and Gas Turbines.
Anthony commissioned into the United States Coast Guard and his first duty station was Surfaces Forces Logistics Center in Oakland, California. Filling the role of a project manager, he planned and executed multi-month maintenance periods for the Coast Guard buoy tender class cutters. After a year ashore in Oakland, he received orders for the Coast Guard Cutter BERTHOLF one of the Coast Guard's newest vessels. While assigned to the cutter, Anthony executed multiple missions including search and rescue, drug interdiction, and maritime resource protection.
Upon the completion of his active-duty Coast Guard commitment, Anthony joined Marine Engineers Beneficiary Association (MEBA). Anthony maintains his officer commission in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and holds a Second Assistant Engineer license.
An avid outdoorsman and runner, you can often find Anthony spending the weekends exploring many of California's beautiful parks and recreation areas.