HOWB 130 – Interview | Korey and Christina: From Florida to Port Hadlock to Live the Dream!

by admin on May 1, 2014


Today’s podcast episode is an interview with Korey Ruben and Christina Cogan. They moved from Florida in September 2013 so Korey could attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, WA.

Before moving from Florida, Korey was pursuing his helicopter pilots license so he could become a commercial pilot. Christina was working as a microbiologist at a large company in Florida.  Korey had begun sailing and lived on a small boat for a time. He started listening to the HOWB podcast and heard about the school in Port Hadlock. In September 2012, he and Christina flew to WA to attend the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and check out the boat school. I had the privilege of meeting them at that time, and we had a great time hanging out and attending the festival together.

Korey will finish school this summer and he and Christina will pursue their dream of building a boat and sailing around the world! This is fun stuff folks 😀

Click on green player button above to listen to the full interview with Korey and Christina.

Here’s one of Korey’s videos to enjoy:

Thanks for doing the interview Korey and Christina.  I wish you both the best with all your future wooden boat endeavors!

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May 14, 2014

Hi Dan,

Still enjoying the HOWB podcast! It was great checking back in with these folks after you discovered their adventure of moving from east coast to west coast so many episodes ago. Glad to hear everything is still on track for them and I truly envy Korey as I am sure you do. Keep up the great work!!



May 14, 2014

Thanks for the great feedback Jed! I appreciate it. It’s always nice to know someone is listening 😀

Best, Dan


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