Learning to sail was a pivotal experience for me. At the age of 14 I transitioned to the role of instructor. I spent summers away from my South Carolina home by instructing in various capacities up and down the East Coast.
After my sophomore year at Clemson University I moved to East Hampton to teach sailing at the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett, NY. In 2010 I finished at Clemson with a degree in Community Sport, Recreation and Camp Management, and a minor in Business Administration. I then earned my captain's license and dove head first into a professional sailing career.
The first boat I joined was the 137' historic Roseway Schooner. I worked my way from deckhand to first mate in a matter of months, quickly realizing the sea was for me. Following the Roseway I spent 3 years serving as first mate aboard Far Bay, a 72' private sailing yacht. These jobs afforded me a wealth of hands on experience in offshore sailing as well as boat maintenance.
Come join me aboard my sailboat!