I grew up on and around the water. My dad is a windsurfer and sailor, and at a young age I began pursuing the same passion. Racing high performance sailboats has always been a major part of my life and kite racing is the pinnacle of this–fast, exciting, and possible almost anywhere. I jumped on a raceboard for the 2009 World Championships and fell in love with the sport. Since then I’ve worked my way to the top of the fleet, with consecutive wins at the 2011 and 2012 Worlds. It was a huge honor to be voted the 2012 US Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. My goal is to continue to push this sport as it grows into one of the most competitive in the world.

Alongside training and competing I work on the mechanical team at Makani Power, an alternative energy company developing airbone wind turbine technology.