Born in The Canal Zone, Panama. Has been on the water since childhood. Spent 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. Retired as a Chief Boatswainmate. He has experience driving many different boats and ships; a 225ft bouy tender, a 210ft cutter, 110ft cutter, and alot of the small boats the Coast Guard uses. He was a certified deck watch officer and passed coxswain sea school and tactical coxswain school. Pretty safe to say he knows boats. J is an avid fisherman and enjoys spending time on the water.