I spent my childhood on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, where I lived year round on an island. In that area, it was important to have a small boat to run around in during the summer, and I had my first by the time I was eight. By age sixteen, I was working at sanding, painting and cleaning boat bottoms (as most teenagers did at one time or another) at the Ocean Beach Marina.
I got my first real taste of Florida when I moved there for college in 1980. Following an early career as a financial planner and stock trader, I returned to the world of boating as a yacht broker. I quickly realized that if I really wanted to get to the top of my game as a broker, I would have to go where the big boats were — South Florida! I have now lived in Boca Raton for the last 28 years.
It's great to wake up every day and be glad to go the office. We have a good time, and our clients are always wearing their "fun" hats when they come to talk boats and boating. I really can't imagine myself doing anything else. My recent transition to Luke Brown Yachts allows me to represent a greatly respected company and work with a wonderful group of experienced and enthusiastic people.
My wife Kristin and two sons, Brandon and Tyler live and play on the water, enjoying annual boating trips to the Bahamas and the Keys to fish and play.
I look forward to meeting you, talking boats, and hopefully bringing you into the Luke Brown Yachts family, which you'll discover is a great place to be.