I worked as an auto technician for 20 years, then in outside sales for the automotive industry. I discovered sailing in 1992 while visiting a friend in Texas, upon returning home to Michigan I bought a Hunter 30 and started sailing on the Great Lakes. 3 sailboats later and several years of sailing in the north I found the season too short. I moved to Miami in 2009 to pursue my sailing passion year round. While living on my boat in the marina I found myself working part time as a marine technician mostly out of the persuasion of my neighbors at the dock. I joined Florida Yacht Group in 2015 as a broker putting my sales and technical skills to work helping other sailors find the boat to fill their needs.