I am passionate about boating and have many years experience in the marine industry. I grew up sailing and racing in New Zealand, then travelled extensively offshore. This included cruising and doing boat deliveries. I worked in the marine canvas industry in San Diego for several years and raced at the San Diego Yacht Club. On returning to the sunny Bay of Plenty, I worked in two local sail lofts before establishing the Canvas Locker in the year 2000. I am a member of the Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club and enjoy getting out on the water when I can.
For many years, if you spotted Jake on the Marina, you would have known that Wendy was very close by. Jake, now retired, has been assisting Wendy with guard dog duties at home.