My life on Oahu was all about the ocean, surfing and shaping boards. I spent every moment I could learning the technology and being with the best. I spent a while thinking of names before Island Inspired really stood out. Our classic logo represents the Hawaiian islands where we started and what inspires everyone out there: the waves, coconut trees, and flowers.
The production of Island Inspired boards started in 1995 while living in Oahu. In 2000, my family and I decided to relocate to the mainland. I grew up in South Carolina and knew this was a great central location for the east coast. The Island Inspired manufacturing facility was then constructed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
In 2014, it was time to expand our product line and geographical reach. Our custom paddleboards were doing really well. It was time to put more focus on that area of our business. With that growth and the need for more business structure to handle volume, I was drawn to some trusted friends that I went to school with. Outdoor enthusiasts and accomplished in their fields, Greg George and Scott McNew were in the process of forming a capital company. Our thoughts and basis for living just lined up.