Paul moved to Seward, Alaska and began working on boats at the impressionable age of nineteen. A flurry of ambition awarded him with his first captain’s license two-years later, and he spent the next few years working on the northern Gulf of Alaska. In 2006, Paul began running multi-day trips and research expeditions in Southeast Alaska, Coastal British Columbia, and Puget Sound, and he has since made a career out of exploring one of the worlds most interesting and challenging coastlines. For him, the waters of the Pacific Northwest are a second home, and he enjoys sharing his love of the landscape with guests and crew. When not sea-born, Paul, along with his wife Laurel, spend their time tending their small organic vegetable farm in Hood River, Oregon.
“I believe that we are among a very fortunate few to have the privilege to do the work that we do. Simply put, we are awestruck explorers in a world bigger than our imagination. There’s a kind of magic that comes from the community aboard these small vessels. That community, when combined with the landscape, creates a harmony that is reminiscent of a simpler time, long forgotten by most. I have a genuine love for the beauty and drama of this coastline, for the crews with which I work, and for the enthusiasm of our guests.” – Paul
Paul has a 500-ton masters license and USCG-certificates in medical care, first aid, firefighting, and meteorology.