Born in Charleston, SC. Attended The Citadel, then 4 years as a Naval Officer (2005-2009) including deployment to conduct anti-piracy service off Somalian coast. Then 2 years sailing the caribbean in my Cape Dory 31 after re-coring the decks and all other manner of prep work. Next in 2011 I worked in Japan 2 years teaching english where I met my future wife. Returned to the US and found employment as a Transportation consultant 2013-2020 working in D.C., Hawaii, Missouri, and Tennessee. Had 2 kids (born 2015 & 2018) along the way. Lost the job due to COVID19. Moved to San Diego, CA to get back to the ocean and hopefully get a new sailboat.