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OUPV & 50 Ton Master Captains License with Sailing & Towing endorsements

Certified US Sailing Keelboat Instructor

ASA 101,103 & 104 Certified

Minister Universal Church (for marriage ceremonies in Illinois!)

First Aid/CPR

Recent Sailing Experience:


  • First mate for Two Brothers Sailing Chicago charter company

  • Captained 40’ Sailboat; South of France (St. Tropez area)


  • Attended US Maritime Academy Chicago

  • Received USCG 50 Ton Master, OUPV 6-pack license; sailing endorsement and towing endorsement

  • Became a charter captain; dozens of sails annually for Two Brothers Sailing Chicago

  • Captained 40’ Sailboat; British Virgin Islands

  • Received Safety at Sea course certification – 1 day course


  • Purchased Sea Biscuit a 14’ Rigid Bottom Inflatable Power Boat

  • Received US Sailing Instructor Certification

  • Person in Charge on Lighten Up for Race to Mackinaw Cruising Class

  • Received Safety at Sea course certification – 2 day course


  • Co-developed The Preservation Pirates concept for organizing citizen-based harbor clean up and started cleaning up!  

  • Purchased Leela; 30’ Catalina Training Boat – truly a gift straight from spirit

  • Tested the waters for the concept of The Joy of Sailing / Women’s Sailing with a Spiritual Twist

    • Over 130 Women joined the Meet Up group

    • Did a about a dozen women only casual sails

    • Conducted two beginning sailing classes


  • Answering the call to go full time with The Joy of Sailing

  • Website launches March 2020

  • Kicking off The Joy of Sailing Global Adventures a program that organizes one week+ sailing adventures in the British Virgin Islands, Croatia, and other global destinations during the winter season

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