Quinn Olson

Owner

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Kent Morrow

Senior Rigger, Road Warrior and Boatyard Liaison

Starting with his first boat restoration and re-rig at age 14, Kent has spent nearly a lifetime in the marine industry, working as everything from technician to manager. He worked summers at a boatyard while living aboard his 30′ sailboat to help get himself through college.  At the boatyard, he cut his teeth learning a myriad of boat repair jobs; from fiberglass and bottom paint to basic woodwork, rigging, plumbing and electrical. Kent has owned countless sailboats, from 14’ beach cats, to 46’ catamarans, San Juan 21 to an Explorer 45’.  He has both raced and cruised. The most extreme sailboat was sailing aboard the Ultimate 30 “ZITI” which is basically an unballasted 30’ dinghy with trapeze.

Sailing highlights:

Sailing with the UCSB team that went to Nationals, beating Stanford, but losing to Naval Academy

Regional Tech advisor and first Tech-10 in the West Marine system as they rolled out the “tech” program, giving seminars and info training to employees & customers on new products and equipment

Two-time Ultimate 20 Nationals ChampionCrossed both the Atlantic and Pacific aboard my own yachts (a Soubise 46 catamaran and Explorer 45 respectively)

Met the previous owner of Northwest Rigging doing a Pacific Cup in 1992

Had his own yacht brokerage firm selling high performance sailboats in the 1990’s

Has worked for Northwest Rigging for over 14 years, including working alongside the first owner, Girts Rekevics

Had world-class rigger Michael Kent, who was the lead rigger for multiple America’s Cup campaigns including America3 and Oracle/BMW, living as a tenant at his house for a year, and learned some top-notch tips from him

Had world class sailor and Melges 24 worlds champion Dave Ullman stay at my house and sail at Whidbey Island Race Week.  Most valuable tip from him was to put a dollop of vanilla ice cream into my coffee to sweeten, cream and cool it all in one shot!

Keith Stone

Senior Rigger, New Masts and Special Projects

Keith began his career as a sailboat rigger in 1980, working for Inland Sailboats, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. In his time, he has rigged many boats, from El Toros to 120-foot long ketches and everything in between. His first sailing experiences were going out with his mom and dad on a wooden Snipe they had back in the 60s. He was 5 years old and knew he was hooked on sailing for life. There were times over the years when he tried to do something different for a living, but he always came back to the marine trades. He left Texas’s brown water lakes and Gulf Coast dunes for Washington’s inland sea in 1991 and never looked back. Since he has lived here on the West Coast, he has had the opportunity to sail to SE Alaska, San Francisco, Desolation Sound, Southern Straits, Swiftsure races, and lots more. He had the pleasure of crewing on a Baha Haha in 2011 and almost didn’t come back from Mexico. He has been a part of a two-man team that helped sailors in Seward, Alaska, every May for 13 years. He lives aboard his trusty old Ranger 37 here in Anacortes that he hopes to take to Mexico someday soon.

Dylan Meyers

Lead Rigger, Project Manager

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Lisa Selfridge-Hill

Master of Coin

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Sage Armstrong

Apprentice Rigger

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Dave Hodgeman

Project Manager

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Roscoe

Shop Dog

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Zeke

Shop Dog

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