Born and raised in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, I began my marine career as my father’s stern-man at age six. While lobstering with him, I helped him maintain the boat, and I credit my mechanical knowledge and work ethic to the 13 summers I spent working alongside him.
After High School I joined the US Navy where I serviced and repaired deisel engines the size of a house, and worked on other systems and equipment of the Navy vessels. After more than eight years in the Navy, I moved back to Boothbay Harbor and used my GI bill to attend the Marine Mechanical Institute in Orlando, Florida to formalize my marine mechanical education.
I am currently a marine mechanic at Strouts Point Wharf Company in South Freeport, Maine, where I am part of a team maintaining and repairing more than fifty vessels, ranging from 18 foot skiffs to multi-million dollar yachts.
My passion for boating started at a young age. My goal is to use my lifetime of knowledge to help boat owners and enthusiasts save money by offering the guidance to know when to tackle an issue on their own, and when to enlist professional help.
Hobbies: Writing estimates for new builds, refits, and re-powers. Working in my shop. I am currently writing a novel.
Future goals: Build my dream 38 Young Brothers and do long distance cruising with my family.
Wiping oil in the bilges of the USS Oak Hill.