Allen has been working with Brenton on and off since 1993. Having taught sailing his entire working life, he has taught at both US Sailing and ASA schools over the years.
He holds his USCG 100T Master License and ASA instructor certifications for basic keelboat to coastal navigation (105).
Allen is on Brenton’s “short list” of captains, and has been a co-captain on numerous coastal and offshore yacht deliveries with Brenton, as well as running his own yacht delivery company.
Since 2005, Allen and his wife Daniela, have also pursued their love and natural talent for photography, and have become well respected in the yacht racing community while running their photo business named ThePhotoBoat.com.
In 2006, Allen and Daniela purchased their own 37ft sloop and did a year long cruise from CT, down the inter-coastal waterway to the Dry Tortuga’s (west of Key West, FL), and back up to New England.
Allen now “snow-birds” by plane between Norwalk, CT and St. Pete, FL and will be a special guest instructor for ten day stints at Black Rock during peak times of the summer.