|High School:||Lake Norman High School|
Why did you choose to come to the Coast Guard Academy? I wanted to go to a small school where I would have access to my professors. I also want to have a job after college with a decent salary, zero debt, and the opportunity to lead others and save lives.
How long have you been sailing? How did you start sailing? My parents are sailors, so I've been around it my whole life. I started sailing on my own, in my Opti, when I was seven.
What is your favorite thing about the sailing team at Coast Guard? We're more like a family than a team. We all went through the same ordeal to be here. We live together, eat together, march together, take similar classes, and then we come down and sail together. I never really get sick of it. It's a type of togetherness that's hard to come by.
What other activities/positions/clubs are you involved with on campus? Surf club, Rock Climbing, Management Association, Liaison to the Alumni Association for the Class of 2014, and I will be the summer 2013 Regimental Waterfront Officer.
What is the sailing achievement that you are most proud of? ISCA College Sailor of the Week for winning A-Division at the Eckerd Intersectional with Max Caballero.
What are your future sailing plans and career goals after graduation? I want to keep sailing and racing. Wherever I end up stationed and whatever I end up doing, chances are, I'll be around the water. That's good enough for me.
Tell us something that your teammates would be surprised to know about you. I play the guitar, bass, and ukulele as much as I can. It's what I do when I'm not sailing, or doing homework, or until my roommate tells me to stop.