I grew up sailing small boats on the south shore of Long Island, where I spent my high school and college years as a sailing instructor.  After college I briefly lived in San Francisco where I got a job teaching maritime education to grade schoolers on an overnight field trip program aboard the tall ship Balclutha.  When I returned to New York, I began working on the Schooner Adirondack out of Chelsea Piers and obtained my captain’s license.  I have since been working as a captain on the Classic Harbor Line fleet, most frequently on the America 2.0.

In my non-sailing time (which is a lot of time), I am a scientist for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and hold a PhD in Biopsychology for which I studied dominance communication in weakly electric fishes from South America.

I live in Brooklyn with my partner, Julia, and dog, Stella.