Growing up in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, Justin was a country boy stuck in a city boy’s body. He sought adventure wherever he could find it and it was no surprise to those that knew him when he ended up in the Army wearing the coveted Ranger Tab only a few short years after High School.
After the Army, he spent years bouncing around from job to job, always trying to eliminate the inevitable boredom that he found when the learning stopped and things became too routine. From sales in the semiconductor industry and business owner to executive protection management, Justin’s been involved in a great many things.
Two years ago, he found himself in love with sailing. The only thing he’d ever done that involved such a massive skill-set along with the constant need to learn, he’s been entrenched in sailing every since and seeks far distant adventures in foreign oceans with his beautiful wife, his gifted children, and SV Rad Mode, their overbuilt Westsail 32.
Currently, Justing works on SV Rad Mode 7 days a week in preparation for the unfinished boat’s first sailing journey. His determination keeps him focused. His wife keeps him going. His kids keep him good at lecturing.
Kristina used to be a cosmetologist of 13 yrs before leaving that avenue to become a sailor of many trades. A desire she has had since she first went sailing with her parents at the age of 13. A country girl at heart who was thrown into city life for far to long she decided to leave the city life again and follow the roots of her gypsy blood. Awesome together, her husband Justin, has the same desire to spread wings and fly into adventure. Together they have made a plan on their sailboat Rad Mode, a Westsail 32, to adventure the world with their kids.
Almost to many to count. Six, to be exact. Two are with Justin and Kristina nearly all year long. The other four spend all summer with them and visit on holidays, with extended stays at times.
Homeschooling, navigation, sailing, docking, dinghy rides, islands, adventuring, and so much more. What could a kid possibly complain about?
“We need a plan that is so big that if God is not in it, we are totally doomed to fail.” -Kristina