As a Michigan native, I am a lifelong sailor, powerboater, and sailboat racing enthusiast. As a kid, my very first job was cutting the grass for the local marina where I progressed as a high school student to running a travel lift and manning the transient and fuel docks. In college, I competed on Michigan State University’s sailing team. I also took a year to work on freighters in the Great Lakes, and after a few years managing land-based businesses, I eventually moved to California, where I have lived for over 15 years, making my career in the maritime industry.
In addition, I have worked as a sailing instructor, race professional, and charter captain. I’ve also managed charter bases for the Moorings and Sunsail. Most recently, I was the executive director for a large-scale, sailing-based non-profit in San Francisco, where I spent six years developing programs for underserved children and expanding access to water for adults while maintaining a fleet of over 100 vessels.
My wife and I reside in Pinole, CA. I own an Etchells sailboat and most recently competed in the World Championships in San Francisco Bay in 2018. Both my wife and I share a passion for music and actively perform when time permits.
Vallejo Marina is owned by the City of Vallejo and is professionally managed by F3 Marina. Located between the San Francisco Bay and the Delta, the spacious marina contains 670 slips, 65 of which are covered; slip lengths range from 20-110 feet. We offer a plethora of on-site amenities: a fuel dock, guest dock, hot showers, laundry facilities, launch ramp nearby, 30- and 50-Amp power, 2 free onsite pump-outs, boat yard and chandlery, and more. Come join us in the water at Vallejo Marina!