Growing up in Newport, Chris started boating at an early age with his family. This included both racing sailboats as well as Ushing. His love for boating continued as he grew has been a sailing instructor in high school and racing offshore in college. After graduating with a business degree in 1976, Chris started his career as a licensed yacht broker. He has sold mid-size to very large yachts of all types throughout his career. In many cases, his clients have become lifelong friends. Chris himself has owned sailboats and numerous high-quality SportUshers up to 64’. He has been very active in the international and local fishing scene. Chris has participated in Ushing tournaments around the globe as well as locally, and served as president of the Balboa Angling Club. Loving adventure, he has personally navigated the West Coast waters from Seattle down to Acapulco. His experience owning and operating boats has given him a unique perspective on how to provide guidance to his clients whether they are buying or selling.