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Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Born on the Delaware peninsula surrounded by water, I was drawn to fishing at a young age. I learned to cast lures at local ponds with family friend Darrell Riley, and learned to use ring nets baited with chicken scraps for blue crab with my grandfather Marty Sr (who also introduced me to painting and the arts). By twelve I was venturing offshore on numerous charter vessels. After attending high school in southern Vermont/western Massachusetts, I enlisted to the US army where I was stationed to Schofield Barracks Hawaii while deploying in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts. In the process of transitioning back to "normal life" I started a family marrying Megan; picked up commercial fishing throughout the Pacific Ocean; devoted the last several years to studying illustration, photography, and tattoo; and introduced two sons (Sam & Owen) to the world. I find myself in a steady cycle of spending the summers in Alaska working on commercial fishing vessels, and dedicating the rest of the year to family, arts, and enjoying all Hawaii has to offer.