I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Melbourne since '93. Growing up most of my friends wanted to be firefighters, astronauts, doctors, etc. I wanted to be Jose Wejebe. I idolized him. His knowledge and passion for the ocean was contagious. My summers were spent fishing and diving from Alaska to Key West. If the ocean was blown out, I would skimboard, wakeboard, bodysurf, skate, and play soccer. In 2014, I launched Salty Roots (a fishing/diving apparel company) with my good friend Capt. Ryan Hambel. We wanted to use Salty Roots as a platform to meet like minded people, travel to new fishing destinations, spread the message of conservation, and create quality, authentic apparel inspired by our time spent on the water.