I was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been sailing my whole life in one form or another. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Portland State University. After working as a Graphic Designer for Grenade LLC, designing snowboarding apparel, I left to pursue a job where I could combine my passions. I found just that at Willamette Sailing Club and West Coast Sailing. In both of these positions I merged my design skills with my love for sailing. At the age of 25 I bought a 35 foot sailboat and sailed from Portland, down the coast, to Mexico. I then traveled the United States in an ‘84 Toyota Van, hiking & exploring. The culture, experiences, and wisdom gained through my travels is irreplaceable. I’m ready to put this new knowledge to use.