My boating journey began on Narragansett Bay over 30 years ago. I learned to sail as a teenager from friends and family – and from there, the desire to be on the water was instilled in me.
Before joining the US Coast Guard at the age of 18, I learned a vast range of marine industry skills working for Brewers Yacht Yard. Finessing skills such as fiberglass, vessel maintenance and customer satisfaction became a passion of mine – and being at the marina felt like home to me.
The experience at Brewers led me to becoming a mate on a sport fishing yacht where I gained a new passion – offshore fishing. We fished for giant tuna, sharks and billfish in countless tournaments up and down the east coast, traveling offshore, coastal and intercostal from Massachusetts to Florida.
In the US Coast Guard, I was able to hone skills as a professional mariner becoming a Boatswain Mate. During my years of service I performed search and rescue operations in the most undesirable conditions from Provincetown to Chatham and also Sandy Hook, NJ.
It gave me the opportunity to educate others so they would have the knowledge to be able to cast off, navigate safely and most importantly return home to their friends and family. After my enlistment, I entered the world of sales and spent over 15 years as a sales professional.
No matter what level of boating experience you may have, I believe that my past experiences on the open water and as a sales professional make me a great resource for you. I’m very excited to be able to combine my passion for boating with my professional sales experience to better serve you.