Mason started sailing as a middle schooler in the Berkeley Marina with UC Berkeley. As he got older he went back many times and eventually helped with the teaching of young sailors. Mason went on to sail in the Channel Islands and with ActionQuest in the BVI. As his love for sailing grew he started looking for ways to make a career of it. This drew him back to ActionQuest and on to a 3 month Seamester voyage. After obtaining the necessary qualifications he took the 100 ton USCG Masters license exam and now is a licensed captain looking to show others the joy of sailing and adventure. While not at sea he has a love for reading stories of adventure and exotic places to be explored.