Born raised on the shoreline of CT, I attended UCONN but dropped out after the first year to pursue my career and travel the country as a professional skateboarder. I eventually found my way back home to CT where a friend and I from high school started a Basement Waterproofing Business. We were given Angie’s List, Super Service Award 5 years in a row and received annual awards from the Basement Health Association. After 10 years of the daily grind I decided to part ways with the company and live a less stressful life.
In 2016 I started TCK Photobooth and my wife and I have never been happier. Fast forward to August or 2017, we decided we were sick of the cold and traffic in CT so we sold our house, all of our belongings and got ready to move ourselves and our photo booth business to (where we got engaged) St Thomas in the USVI. One week prior to putting our belongings into a shipping container and moving to the island we watched Hurricane Irma destroy our future plans. Having friends on the island and knowing the history of how hard it is for an island to bounce back we knew the island was put on hold for a while.
Now houseless, jobless, and nothing but time on our hands we decided to hit the road in my truck and take a once in a lifetime road trip around the country. We traveled for about 3 months, hitting 43 states, and put a whopping 20,000 miles on my truck, realizing that this was the perfect opportunity to find our next HOME. At the tail end of our journey we pulled off hwy 75 and found Anna Maria Island. Fell in love immediately, signed a lease on the spot after only spending a few days here and headed home to grab what little things we had left.
We’ve only been down here a month but have been loving every minute of it. The people, the beaches, food, and general atmosphere of how laid back everyone is, really made us feel like we were back on the Islands We are looking forward to growing our business down here and sharing all the laughter and smiles we produce with our photo booth business.
Here are some photos from our road trip, looking forward to sharing our story!