"I grew up in the Great Lakes region, sailing in & out of major shipping ports and escaping to the western islands over the horizon. My parents took me to sea at a tender age on inland lakes and planted in my soul a love for the outdoors on the reach of a sailboat.
A sailing vessel teaches much about harnessing the wind and disciplining a wild spirit: learning to hold one's course, knowing when to tack to a new heading and recognizing your own strength against the power of a strong breeze and whirling seas.
It was never enough to just enjoy the ride, the lure of the sea latched on and gifted me with a childhood full of adventure and creative inspiration. By the time I had reached 18, I was competing at the national level, was teaching for the city sailing school and working towards a degree in the visual arts. It seemed only natural to create a business that catered to the industry that fueled my dreams. Over the years I have worked with educators, authors, business owners, schools, camps, museums, universities and community organizations that share my enthusiasm for our precious blue planet.
My hope will always be to balance my wanderlust with a sincere interest in sharing the voyage through creative and educational pursuits~"