I have two fundamental commitments to the local marine resources: I am a commercial fisherman of seven years working out of the port of Santa Barbara, and a part-time biology adjunct professor at Ventura Community College.

I operate my own boat, and fish predominantly for urchins and snails, but I do catch fish every now and then.

I strive to keep the seafood close to Santa Barbara by selling directly to the community.

My main goal is to link the relationship with the harvesters to the community with the food they eat.

I want to make fresh, local, sustainable seafood more accessible to my community in order to provide a healthy and balanced lifestyle with local resources.