The ocean has always been an integral part of my life. My earliest memories as a child are those spent fishing alongside my dad. I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Melbourne since '93. Growing up most of my friends wanted to be firefighters, astronauts, doctors, etc. I wanted to be Jose Wejebe. I idolized him. His knowledge and passion for the ocean was contagious. By the age of 13, I spent the majority of my free time on the water. My summers were spent fishing and diving from Alaska to Key West. If the ocean was blown out, I would skimboard, wakeboard, bodysurf, skate, and play soccer. In 2014, I launched Salty Roots (a fishing/diving apparel company) with my good friend Capt. Ryan Hambel. Neither of us knew a damn thing about starting a business but we wanted to use Salty Roots as a platform to meet like minded people, travel to new fishing destinations, spread the message of conservation, and create quality, authentic apparel inspired by our time spent on the water.
Working with Bote has been a dream come true. This company fits perfectly into my "waterman" lifestyle. The Rackham is the most versatile paddlecraft on the market. The board allows me to chase after all my favorite nearshore species like tarpon, snook, redfish, and lobster. I am incredibly blessed and grateful to represent the most badass SUP company on the market.