I grew up in Vero Beach Florida and spent much of my time on the water. However, I didn't learn take up sailing until many years later. While teaching at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I sought out water activities. Hoofers sailing club, a UW outdoor activities program, was my avenue to get back on the water. I left the University and joined the private sector in the finance and insurance industry. I began sailing with Hoofers in 1998 and quickly fell in love with sailing. I began teaching in 2000, then began expanding my sailing experience by pursuing ASA (American Sailing Association) credentials. Chartering on the west and east coasts and a long distance sail from Ft Lauderdale to Panama lead to a partnership in a Footloose Charter sailing vessel, Dufour Gibsea 433. Owning a charter boat was a great way to sail most of the Caribbean islands. Along with the sailing experiences, I successfully pursued and obtained ASA instructor, instructor evaluator, and USCG OUPV credentials. My professional objective was to transition to a sailing related profession.
In the fall of 2012 I realized my goal; I left the security of my finance and insurance career and headed to Miami to manage a sailing school. Since that time, I have transitioned to working as an independent contractor, through Adventures on the Sea, LLC., providing sailing instruction, captained charters, deliveries, and most recently Yacht Sales with Florida Yacht Group. In addition to my yacht sales activities, I teach 7 day live aboard ASA courses for Barefoot Offshore Sailing school in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Blue Water Sailing School in Ft Lauderdale. I spend my spare time on the waters of Biscayne Bay and hanging out at Coconut Grove Sailing Club.