I am a historian based in Seattle. My writing focuses on travel - mostly to maritime sites - and the history of marine environments. Currently my research highlights the Salish Sea but my work has taken me many places, including the Pribilof Islands, Kodiak Island, French Polynesia, Hawai‘i, Oregon, California, Florida, Bahamas, Virgin Islands (British and American), Galápagos, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, and throughout Europe and Canada. I am affiliate faculty at the University of Washington-Tacoma, and I serve on the Northwest Regional Council of the National Parks Conservation Association.
Sailing & Maritime History
I learned to sail in Santa Barbara, California and have cruised throughout the Salish Sea, San Francisco Bay, Mexico, Croatia, French Polynesia, and the Caribbean, often conducting research at the same time. Currently I write a column for 48° North Sailing Magazine on lighthouses and maritime history. Click the button below for a selected list of publications.