Working for a charter fishing company down in Avila Beach (Central California) - This is where I first got a taste of the salty, sea-going way of life.
After 2 years of college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo - That's when things really started to take hold...
9/11 had just happened, and I decided it's time to leave school to go serve our Country in the US NAVY.
As one of the Navigators aboard the USS TAYLOR (FFG-50) I finally got a real good dose of SALT in the bloodstream!
Learning the modern and centuries old forms of Navigation out at sea - To finally learn how to use a sextant and navigate by the stars, as all the great navigators of the past did.
From the Caribbean to Cairo and then to the Middle East and back - Such a priceless experience, and one that really hooked me into the nautical world!
I started working with POP Yachts nearly 8 years ago when my wife and I were living in Florida. As the company expanded operations to the west coast we took the opportunity to relocate back to our hometown.
Nestled along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains by the banks of the American River, my wife and I are raising our 3 young kids.
Let me know how I can be of assistance. You can reach me at any time by text, email, SKYPE, or direct on my cell.
TEXT / CELL: 727-465-4033
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."