I live in Temperance, Michigan, and am a member of North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, Michigan. Like my other teammate, I am a recent graduate of Michigan State University.
I have been sailing since the age of six months, rolling around in the quarter berth of my family’s boat. I hated sailing and the usual heeling and sea sickness that went along with it - until getting in an Optimist dinghy. From that point on sailing and racing was launched as a lifelong passion.
I grew up at North Cape Yacht Club as part of the junior sailing program, campaigning Lasers, 420s, 29ers and Thistles. I was the commodore of the MSU sailing team, where I competed for four years. Following college I have gravitated towards big boats, racing on a Farr 30 and the occasional match race. This has left a big void of small boat racing that will be filled by Lightning racing this summer.
In the long Michigan winter months I build and race DN iceboats on the frozen lakes. For hobbies I enjoy scuba diving and photography.