From Yachtie Life to Children's Book Author...
Blair is from Richmond, Virginia but spent much of her childhood off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina where she developed a passion for life at sea. Her love of nature, the ocean, and relating to others lead her to work for Global Expeditions Group for over a decade. Blair has lived and traveled all over the world, following her desire to explore, meet new people, and immerse herself in new cultures. She is a wife, dedicated mother to two beautiful girls, Collegiate Hall of Fame athlete, sailing IYT 200 ton Yachtmaster captain, and PADI scuba diving instructor. Blair has shared her talents through teaching field hockey, sailing, scuba, and marine conservation courses in the British Virgin Islands, Phuket Thailand, the Bahamas, North Carolina, and now in Virginia. Her incredible imagination and love of teaching has brought Blair to realize her dream of writing stories for children inspired by her exciting global adventures.
A little more about me... you know that BRAVO TV show Below Deck? That was my life when we worked on the big yachts. I was a female deckhand on a really big, really ugly boat named M/Y Peaceful Fish. I was also a Chief Stewardess and Private Dive Instructor on a gorgeous sailing yacht named S/Y Yanneke Too in Phuket, Thailand. My life on yachts is where I fell in love with my husband, Sam. I also found myself on the sea and gained the confidence to chase my dreams... ALWAYS. Kind of seems like a lifetime ago...
Where is Home...?
Richmond, VA - Sarasota, FL - Figure 8 Island, NC - Tortola, BVI
Home is wherever my family is. We've had a lot of change recently due to the pandemic. One thing is for sure, my family and I can't wait to get back out on the ocean.