Adam began sailing as a boy off of Port Townsend WA. He acquired his Master Mariners license at age 18 and began working as a yacht captain aboard Puget Sound charter yachts. After attending the University of Washington, Adam embarked on a single-handed voyage down the Pacific Coast aboard Saint Brendan, his 27-foot sloop. On this voyage, he explored the Sea of Cortez, transited the Panama Canal, circumnavigated the Caribbean Sea and explored the eastern seaboard from Florida to Nova Scotia. During this four-year voyage, Adam made a living as a professional sailor, sailing as master aboard various vessels in the Caribbean Sea and lived aboard his boat in Guatemala and Belize for a year. Other global adventures include traveling the length of Pakistan by train and four-wheel drive truck, trekking in the Hindu Kush, exploring Patagonia and climbing in Torres Del Paine National Park, skippering the expedition yacht MV Peregrine in South East Alaska and the Queen Charlotte Islands BC (Haida Gwaii).
From 1994-2017, Adam worked with NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Antarctic Program as a field biologist, expedition leader and science project manager supporting marine mammal and ecosystem researchers in the Antarctica, and the coastal waters of the Eastern Pacific from Alaska to Cape Horn. When not on an expedition vessel, Adam owns a yacht delivery company and can be found delivering a yacht as a professional sailor.
Through these adventures, Adam developed a passion for leading expeditions and working with adventure travelers and scientists. He loves to get out in small boats and up close to nature. Hobbies include writing for sailing magazines, cooking, playing basketball and sailing with his daughter Sophia aboard their 35-foot sloop based in Guaymas, Mexico. Adam’s goal on any expedition is to make sure guests have a true adventure they will never forget.