Grew up with a love of boating on Lake Ontario of the Great Lakes. Wanting to see bigger water he joined the US Navy and was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk CV-63. He’s a “Golden Shellback” having crossed the equator at the international date line on board the Hawk. For over the past ten years he’s lived on the Coquille River in Prosper where he’s been building docks, salvaging logs, crabbing and learning the Coquille Rivers rich history inch by inch. His love for history, and boating spurred him to begin historic and scenic tours of the Coos Waterways.