I’ve had a long career in both corporate and journalism environments. Here are a few highlights.

Professional Experience

  • Contributing editor and freelance photographer for multiple recreational magazines
  • Three-time Certificate of Merit winner in Boating Writers International annual writing contest
  • Regular contributor to magazines and online sources on a variety of topics including charter, technical and gear articles, and destination and tourism pieces
  • Extensive professional marine industry experience including marketing positions with Magellan GPS, Vessel Assist, Nautical Promotions, and BellPort Marinas
  • Professional corporate experience including Sprint, AST Computers, Balboa Instruments, Sync Research and various refractive eye surgery groups

Board of Directors & Association Positions

  • Board Member: Boating Writers International (2007-present)
  • Board President: Boating Writers International – 2010 & 2011
  • Chair: National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Awards (IBEX & Miami Boat Show)
  • Executive Director: Board of Directors of BWI

Speaking & Other Experience

  • International speaker on charter, outfitting, vessel selection, and other topics
  • Charter captain with Share the Sail and Adventure Voyaging
  • Bi-lingual: English/Czech and familiar with French

Certifications & Licensing

  • USCG 100 GT Master with sailing and towing endorsements
  • STCW (Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping) international crew training
  • ASA (American Sailing School Association) certification
  • FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit
  • FCC General HAM license
  • Certified Advanced & Rescue SCUBA Diver (NAUI & PADI)
  • Instructor – American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid


  • Masters of Business Administration, Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado