Sail Director, Catalina Sea Camp
"The Toyon Bay Yacht Club not only offers the most fun sailing experience imaginable, but also an opportunity for our campers to experience learning a new skill that seems simple but is very complex. Sailing forces kids to be aware of their surroundings. Everything around them is important and they must figure out where they fit into it all; wind, waves, island and ocean. I am honored to be able to help facilitate and guide our young yachties along this journey"
Glen began working at Toyon Bay for Guided Discoveries during the summer of 2010 as part of the sail staff and has not looked back. He has since spent each summer since then and three seasons on CIMI's tall shipTole Mour as a marine science instructor.
Growing up in Traverse City, Michigan, Glen was not exposed to the ocean, but his love for being on the water and sailing began at an early age when his parents would tie him onto their Hobie 16 at 2 years of age. Sailing Lake Michigan on his parent's 23 foot O'Day cemented his love for sailing and he would continue to pursue this career by racing at the collegiate level and starting a career on tall ships.
In 2010 he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Over the next year he worked in Camden, Maine aboard the windjammer Angelique and then spent a winter teaching skiing in Park City, Utah. The decision to transition into teaching sailing was not a hard one and he was excited to take the position at the Toyon Bay Yacht club in the summer of 2010.
He can now be found working full time at Toyon Bay, as a science instructor during the school year and the sail director during the summers. After getting dive certified his first summer, Glen now enjoys all aspects of the ocean, whether he is diving, spearfishing, or sailing. Having the best job in the world, it is hard to decide what might come next, but he plans to become a teacher one day somewhere.