Nickname:Chin, Tire Iron, Pank
Team Position:Team Captain, Pontiff
Conch Republic Navy Rank:Commander, Castaways Flotilla of the Northern Territories
Years Paddled:Has participated in all tours and will continue to do so.
Age:This Pirate is now beyond 40.
Family:Awesome wife, Patty, and two amazing boys.
Where he's from:Miami, FLA. The 305. Spent nearly a decade outside Orlando and now resides in Jacksonville.
Education:CCHS. Go Explorers! Earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Florida International University. Go Golden Panthers ("FSSH FSSH!").
Work:COO for the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America
Influences:Inspired by hard work, good storytelling and a hearty laugh.
Fun Facts:Has interviewed President Clinton, Steve Van Zandt and Cal Ripken Jr. Was tear-gassed in Little Havana the day Elian Gonzalez was removed. He's seen Jimmy Buffett in concert 18-times. Has short arms.
Essential CAC Gear:His Boat - CRN Banana Wind: a yellow Current Designs Solstice GTS, Werner paddle.
Additional CAC Gear:Shaft, gum, and tennis balls.
How did you get involved with the CAC?:I lost OB's money at the track in 2000. Also, cancer stinks.
In his own words:"We're not doctors... but we can paddle."