My Story….

  • 2024, April

  • 2024, March

    2024, March

  • 2024, February

    ACA Washington State Director

  • 2023, October

    ACA Rolling Endorsement

    2023, October

  • 2023, June

    ACA L3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor & Coastal Kayaking Trip Leader Endorsement

  • 2023, March

    2023, March

  • 2022, November

    Turning Point Boatworks Dealer

    My roll as ambassador for Turning Point Boatworks shifted to becoming their PNW dealer.

  • 2022, September

    2022, September

  • 2022, May

    ACA L3 Coastal Kayaking Assessed

  • 2021, November

    BC Coastal Sea Kayak Award

    Just after Thanksgiving 2021, I earned my BC Coastal Sea Kayak Award.

    2021, November

  • 2021, September

    Turning Point Boatworks Brand Ambassador

  • 2021, August

    2021, August

  • 2020, September

    ACA L2 Instructor Certification

  • 2020, June

    NSSKA

    In June (2020), I found the North Sound Sea Kayak Association (NSSKA). The group was active! I joined. My first paddle in July with the group re-opened the door that had slammed shut. I learned there’d be an ACA L2 Assessment and Instructor Certification later in the year.

    2020, June

  • 2019, February

    The H20 Project

    I joined the Washington Kayak Club in 2018 and somehow, as a completely novice paddler, I was allowed to join 2 ACA L3 instructors and a 3rd experience paddler on what would be The H2O Project staring my informal education.

    By the end of the year, I had made the decision to work towards my instructor certification.

    Then the pandemic hit. My local kayak club was all but boarded up. There were a few paddles with my friends, but any hope of certification was now gone.

  • 2018, September

    Nigel Foster’s finesse class!

    I had the opportunity to take a class with Nigel Foster – specifically his finesse class. I started taking sea kayaking seriously and began to work on my skills.

    2018, September

  • 2016, July

    Introduction to Sea Kayaking

    I was immediately hooked. I learned what I could, bought some gear, and explored the Tacoma Narrows, learning where and when it was safe.

Off the water…

I’m a writer, creating content for clients and weaving stories for myself, while dabbling in poetry. I am fortunate enough to live a block off the water with my amazing wife, Erika who happens to share my love for paddling and the water in general (she’s a bit more badass than me in that she’s an open water swimmer and a certified diver too!) and my daughter.

We live simply. For us, it’s not about material things and possessions, but time with family and friends enjoying life. We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible, we’re sustainably-focused, and love birds (well, all animals). 

Though it might not become reality, we see ourselves living closer to nature in the future, off-grid/net-zero in a tiny (small) home, RV or boat.

What about you? 

What’s your story?