I was born and raised in Madison, WI. I attended Lawrence University in Appleton, WI where I received a BA in History and played all 4 years for the hockey team. Following graduation in 2002 I moved to south FL and immediately got into the yachting industry.
After a short stint pumping fuel at Miami Beach Marina I got aboard a 93' Westship where I worked as a 1st Mate for almost two years while traveling the Bahamas, east coast of FL and Canada. After 2 years of traveling I got my broker's license in 2004 and started with 4Yacht, Inc. I spent 5 years with them and then moved on to Ocean Alexander to sell new boats. I only spent a year there and have since been with yachtBlue / Sanlorenzo of the Americas. I am extremely happy with my position, coworkers and the product we get to represent.
I've been married for three and a half years and my wife and I live in Rio Vista. We have a 20 month old boy named Colin that is truly a blessing. I have been a member of Young Professionals in Yachting for 7 years, Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Rotary for 8 years and my wife and I started a networking group a four years ago that is comprised of 18 individuals all from different professional backgrounds and of the same age range. In addition, I currently sit as the Vice-Chairman to the Marine Advisory Board for the City of Ft. Lauderdale. Taking a more active role within the IYBA is important to me as I want to assist in any fashion to making our industry as great as it possibly can be. Being an integral member of my community and my profession is something I strive for as I plan on growing within both over the course of my life.