Ava was raised in Cape May County, but her love for the outdoors was ignited on Heart Lake in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. At just 5 years old, Ava picked up a fishing rod and never put it down.
This blossomed into a lifelong passion for being on the water, getting a little saltier after meeting her now husband, Scott- a North Wildwood local, at the age of 16. Together they spent the next decade in pursuit of all inshore species in local waters by kayak, boat, or under the bridges at night.
Ava got her start in the fishing industry working for Sterling Harbor, a local tackle shop and marina, later moving onto Bass Pro Shops in Atlantic City. During her career, Ava has spoken at seminars, on radio stations, traveled to train employees and sold boats at the Atlantic City boat show. Most importantly, Ava developed strong relationships with customers- getting them rigged and ready to fish for everything from trout to tuna.
Ava is excited to dive into the boating industry and to be a part of your boat buying experience and relationship with the SJYS family.