Since before I can remember, I have always been a child of the water. Most of my best memories growing up are of times in or near the water. My grandfather instilled in me a love for the ocean and also the responsibility to take care of it. Growing up on the Gulf Coast, most of my time was spent on the water; the beaches, bayous, and lakes were my home. I skim boarded, fished, wake boarded and enjoyed the lifestyle that accompanies living on the water.
After marrying my beautiful bride and having our 1st child we took a family vacation to Destin Florida. While there I rented a stand up paddleboard. I was instantly hooked. That day I decided to swap out the kayak and become a stand up paddleboarder.
I live on Cow Bayou in Orange Texas, a town that sits against the Texas/Louisiana border. I paddle, fish, and explore along the coastal marshes, rivers, and lakes of the Texas Gulf on my Bote HD with my son and anyone else who is up for an adventure. Adventure and life experiences are a priority in my life, and good stories to tell my children are a must.
For fun outside of stand up paddleboarding I enjoy reading, writing, mountain biking, adventure racing, comic books, Star Wars (I’m a closet nerd) and most importantly, spending time with my family. I also developed a deep affinity for the Florida Keys after living there one summer on an internship. The Keys hold a very special place in my heart and I have many SUP expeditions in my plans for the Conch Republic and beyond.
For me Bote is more than a stand up paddleboard brand, it is a connection to the water, an experience, and the purest way to spend time on the water. Bote promotes the lifestyle that can only be obtained by getting out and living life. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Bote team and to live and promote the Bote lifestyle!