Quartermaster / Manager / Jeweller
My love for the seaside grew from an early age spurred on by a family more from Berkshire to the sunnier warmer climates of the South West coast. Most of my teenage years were spent body boarding at the resorts of Woolacombe & Saunton.
During life at school I had the opportunity to attend a kayaking session whilst on PGL on the Isle of Wight.
After leaving school I joined the Armed Forces 1998 – 2003, during my time in the Army I had the opportunity to sail the coast of Sweden in a 57ft 1936 windfall sloop called the ‘Flamingo’. Whilst in the forces I also completed a dingy course in the Mohnesee, Germany and attained two qualifications in white water kayaking in Austria.
In 2003 I left the Army, fast forward to 2005 when Nick (EBB & FLO’s Sailing Master / Kayak Instructor) and I moved back to Cleethorpes to raise our family, Carmen (EBB & FLO’s Apprentice) and Sassi.
In Cleethorpes I run Cloves a busy and successful Bed & Breakfast. Our love for the seaside continues as a family. In 2015 as a family we got back into water sports. Last year the four of us completed a 4-day windsurfing into course in Fuerteventura.
In January 2018 I also started training in jewellery making, specifically silver and sea glass made to order and sold in the EBB & FLO store.
I’m passionate about Cleethorpes, our community, our environment and inspiring our next generation.