Cedar Keys
Atsena Otie Key

Thomas and his wife Denise Griffin were both born in Tampa, FL and have two children, Sarah and Thomas R, both whom are attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL.  The Griffin family is pleased to work for the charitable cause brought forward by Bird Dog Boats.

Thomas Griffin, a graduate from the University of Florida, has worked thirty-eight years in ocean freight logistics, working for his own companies and licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission since 1992.  His experiences range from shipping ocean freight containers to shipping Caterpillar equipment with roll-on, roll-off vessels.  These experiences influenced the idea to develop and patent a recreational boat that offers a roll-on, roll-off logistic for people with disabilities in wheelchairs.

Thomas Griffin grew up boating and camping in many areas in Florida.  As his children grew up, they enjoyed boating and outdoor sports.  And as a Cubmaster for four years, he led many weekend camping trips for groups of young families.

"Boating and water sports like fishing, beaching and kayaking have always been an important part of my family's well-being.  Bird Dog Boats is dedicated to bringing the same opportunities to families that have loved ones with disabilities."

    ...Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin, Founder and Director of Bird Dog Boats, scalloping three miles off shore from Cedar Key, FL. 

August 6, 2019