Captain Buddy was born in Savannah, Ga, just south of Bluffton and Hilton Head island. He joined the US Army at the age of 19 and received an honorable discharge after four years. He spent the better part of the next 6 years overseas as a contractor and visited over 40 countries. He returned home to Savannah and began his journey into the maritime world. Deep sea fishing, working with the port of Savannah, large vessel transport, fossil hunting and identification, and ecological tours, he tried it all.
He then met the most beautiful woman in the world. Casey dragged him kicking and screaming to the little town of Bluffton, South Carolina and they were wed in June of 2018 and plan to spend their life between Bluffton and traveling the world in the off season.