Abbi grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and despite living right by the ocean, she was never interested in boating. She moved to Boston for college and had ambitions to become a lawyer. After putting herself through college as an independent student, and simultaneously working for the Governor of Massachusetts; she graduated with a perfect GPA, full scholarship to law school, and a job at a Boston law firm.
As a celebration for her success, Abbi went on a Greek sailing vacation that completely changed her perspective on life and working. She quit her job and dedicated the next year to learning to sail. Since then, she has been living in in Greece, and continues to work as a first mate on an Atlantic 61’ with the same company that opened her eyes to sailing.