I’m an entrepreneur at heart and the founder of Reef Reeler, a dedicated resource for the Mid-Atlantic United States boating and fishing communities designed to share first-hand knowledge and increase awareness for boaters and coastal fishermen of the Atlantic.

In 2017, I followed my passion for boating and restoration by purchasing my current boat, to which I’m doing a complete refurbish, including a state-of-the-art outboard motor and mechanical overhaul. Through the process, I’ve learned a lot. I hope to ease the barrier of entry to coastal fishing and boating by helping people learn from my mistakes (hopefully not including sinking my boat!).

My love for coastal living comes from my father, who was raised near Miami, Florida. He used to show me photos of the family boats and tell stories of fishing off the coast which, for a Pennsylvania kid surrounded by woodlands and farming, was intriguing. The coastal charm stuck with me through the years.

Outside of work, I stay busy by restoring antique cars, building hot rods, playing in a band, boating, and spending time at the family beach house. I’m married with one daughter, and another child on the way.

– Dan Youngs