Skills, Awards, and Other Details

I have a rather diverse set of skills that share three common elements: words, boats, and a water view.


  • Feature writing Award-winning stories about boats, boating adventures, and waterfront personalities
  • Boat knowledge Expert on sailing, sailboats, and the boating industry
  • Editing I have a sharp eye for typos and can almost always make a story more concise and readable.
  • Blog writing In addition to posting for clients, I’ve maintained Where Books Meet Boats since 2009.
  • Novels 3 published books
  • Graphic design/layout Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign
  • WordPress knowledge

Writing Awards

Recent Sailing Victories


  • Self-educating and self-motivated. No babysitting required.
  • Internationally recognized by the sailing world, especially among the dinghy and Olympic crowd
  • Member of the 2004 US Olympic Team and US Sailing Team 2001-2007
  • Member of the Olympic Sailing Committee 2005-2016
  • Active Snipe sailor and editor of SnipeToday


I’ve created content for a variety of clients:
Seahorse Magazine
Sailing World
Various one design classes (J/109, J/105, Snipe)

Things you might not know about me

  • My best morning starts off with brainstorming sentences during a sunrise standup paddleboard session.
  • My favorite work week challenges me to learn something new and to use more than one skill set.
  • My favorite cruising grounds are Maine, Cape Cod, and of course the Caribbean.
  • I sailed across the Atlantic in 1986.
  • I don’t really like sailing by myself, but it’s better than not going sailing at all.
  • My favorite pets are other people’s cats.


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