Team Position:Team Sommelier
Conch Republic Navy Rank:Able Seaman
Years Paddled:2010 - 2013, 2014-2016
Family:Married one week after the 2011 trip to my beautiful wife Mary Beth. I have a 3 year old son, Gabriel Marion and a newborn Sophia Grace.
Where he's from:I'm the son of Cuban Immigrants, born and raised in Miami.
Education:I "furthered my studies" under the tutelage of OB at Columbus HS. I then received my Bachelor Degree in History from Florida International University while having a short stint somewhere in the middle at FSU as a psych major
Work:Christopher Columbus High School. Part time photographer, contractor, and Cross Country coach.
Influences: My parents. Encourage me to be the change I want to see in the world.
Fun Facts:Loves all Miami sports teams, especially Florida Panthers hockey!
Essential CAC Gear:His Boat - CRN Flying Pimento: and anything else that doesn't get wet.
Additional CAC Gear:Stuff that protects his face so MB doesn't kill him.
How did you get involved with the CAC?:OB and Scholer called me in and offered me the opportunity. I was dying to ask to join but didn�t know how or why but luckily they approached me.
In his own words:"I met the Castaways at the Tikibar 2 years in a row because I admired what they did and how they did it. I'm a bleeding heart and think that my paddling will take someones pain away. Hopefully I'm correct."