I was born and raised in Normandy and got into windsurfing when I was really young. I loved that world and also always knew that I had a crafty side to me. I went to art school in Belgium and while I was there, I taught myself how to fix, paint, and eventually build surfboards.
After art school, I ended up going to Australia for a year with a working visa in hopes of getting a job shaping surfboards. I worked all up and down the coast there, learning a lot, failing a lot, and eventually came to be known as the Frenchman who was good at doing all kinds of colors and resin tints on boards. When I was done working in Australia, I came back to France and worked for myself and a few others like Pukas Surfboards. Along that time, I met Matt Biolos from Lost Surfboards at an event. He wanted me to come out to California to start doing some work, so I did and eventually moved out here after that.