Russell Brown is best known for his superior knowledge and technique with epoxy, fiberglass and carbon. He has been building foils and other boat parts for years. He is also known for a lifetime of designing, building, and sailing windward Pacific Proas. He has long experimented with nesting kayaks and sailing dinghies that have been very successful. His current passion is in perfecting his nesting dinghy design and in promoting fuel efficient motor boats.
Ashlyn E. Brown has known Russell since they were kids in the 1970s but life took her away on many far eastern and sea faring adventures. The latter gave her extensive experience in boat maintenance, refitting, and yacht charter hosting. Having returned to the continental US in 2008, she has partnered with Russell to create Port Townsend Watercraft LLC.