I have cooked professional a few times in my life but have spent the greater part of my working life in the marine industry as a boat captain or in Alaska fisheries. I love cooking. I find it creative, relaxing, consuming and very rewarding. I love to cook for friends and family. I also write, not about cooking, but about sailing and I'm writing my first novel (I hope). I have published a few magazine articles. I spent the last 10 years living in Hawaii and just returned to the Pacific Northwest, the land I was raised in.