Rowboats and kayaks were part of my recreational activities while going to school and studying in Graz, Austria.
In the seventies I moved to the United States and bought my first little sailboat to enjoy on Lake Travis in Texas.
After a move to Appleton, WI our family discovered the joys of houseboating on the Wolf River system and spent many years navigating the inland lakes and rivers, first on a 36 Foot River Queen and later on a 43 Foot Nauta-Line.
My professional career as an Operations Manager took us to Long Beach and the San Francisco Bay area in California where we also enjoyed boating, including many trips from Long Beach to Catalina Island.
My wife Lynn and I are now back in the Midwest to be closer to our four children and four grandchildren, who all live in Wisconsin.
My lifelong passion for outdoor activities, boating and water sports are the main reason why I want to be active in the yacht and RV business. I recently retired from my position as COO for an apparel company in Chicago and now enjoy dedicating my time to work with POP Yachts & POP RVs.