Updated: Mar 24
If you have ever seen a giant ship out on the ocean and wondered who exactly drives one of those beasts, it is men like Captain Jerry Hoff. At age 17 he joined the United States Marine Corps (thank you for your service) and then settled down in Chicago. Jerry worked selling industrial machinery and then ran his own business repacking life rafts while racing sail boats and then decided to become a commercial mariner. From 25,000 ton ships to unlimited tonnage, Captain Jerry has controlled some of the biggest commercial ships out there. Working off the coasts of Alaska, the Caribbean, Louisiana, Texas and all across the east coast, Captain Jerry has simultaneously steered his ships through hurricanes while helping his men navigate life and its challenges. It should come as no surprise that #nachothelovebird felt compelled to hang out with the Captain. Join me as Captain Jerry Hoff shares tales from his life on the sea, an encounter with killer bees in Trinidad, his ideas on what makes a great leader, and his hobby- aerial drone photography.