I have always loved boats but unfortunately never had the chance to really explore that love till later in my life. In 2008, I went on a wake boat for the first time, after that I was hooked on water sports. Like most of my friends, my first interest was to wakeboard. My introduction to wakesurfing did not happen until April 2011. The sport was still very new on Lake Wylie and I only knew two people that wakesurfed on the whole lake. By the beginning of 2012 my new passion was wakesurfing. I was handed down a Ginsu wakesurf board which was great to learn on but I soon realized I needed a higher performance board to be able to advance on. After saving some money and buying a 03 Centurion Avalanche, I just needed a good board. I did a lot of research and started to keep up with The CWSA and its riders. I repetitively noticed Soulcraft as a popular board brand within the competitive circuit. So in the Fall of 2013, I contacted Jeff Whalers the owner of Soulcraft and really enjoyed our conversation. We had the same boat and he was able to give me good advice on which board would help my progression. That day I ordered my first Soulcraft and I have never looked back. I trained hard for two years and in 2016 I was fortunate enough to be sponsored by Southtown Water Sports, our local dealer for Supra. That year I started my full wakesurf competitive season in Amateur Male Surf and placed 2nd at The World Wakesurf Champtionship and in 2017 won 2nd in Outlaw Male Surf at The World Wakesurf Championship.
Southtown trusted my opinion on what brand of surf style boards to carry in their pro shop and chose Soulcraft. This opportunity has really helped me help others to learn about this sport and the great quality of Soulcraft Boards. Every year I am amazed at how this sport progresses and makes me strive to learn new tricks. The Soulcraft family has always been my go to for advice and tips. I am honored to be on the team and have this opportunity to represent Soulcraft in the Carolina's.