Born and raised in Dallas, I moved to Colorado to finish my degree at Boulder. After college I moved to Golden and joined the Golden Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter for 10 years, had a career as a financial auditor, and played soccer. During this time I met a friend who reintroduced me to sailing. This prompted me to take several ASA courses and spend more time on my friend’s boat. After several years of this, I became a sailing instructor and quickly discovered I really enjoyed teaching and people responded well to my instruction.
After 17 wonderful years in Golden there came a three month period in 2008 where 13 different things happened in my life, some bad and some good. It seemed as if God was presenting a new path to me, so I sold everything I had and bought a boat.
Since then I have lived aboard my vessel, a Lagoon 410. I spent 2010 cruising the Gulf and East coast of the USA and 2011 in the Bahamas. I arrived in the Virgin Islands on January 5, 2012. Once there I set up a charter business, because during my travels with guests aboard I found out I REALLY enjoy cooking, teaching, entertaining, and being a tour guide. Starting in 2017 I branched out and started cruising the Leeward and Windward Island of the Caribbean, running charters as I went.
My dad instilled the travel bug in me at a young age by taking us on extended road trips every couple years. My charter business has afforded me the ability to travel the world extensively during each hurricane season when I put my boat away to avoid storms. I love being able to spend extended amount of time in a location and experiencing first hand all the different cultures and histories of the world.
You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust the trim of your sails.