John “Clay” Clayborn
Clay has been fascinated with the ocean and the beach since he was a child. There was only one problem; he was born and raised in the Midwest spending much of his youth on the rough south side of Chicago. His friends teased him growing up because they were selling drugs and playing basketball while he was skateboarding, studying surf videos and watching beach movies. He finally got to the ocean when he started spending his summers in California with family. His original fascination turned into deep love and respect for the power of the ocean & the beauty of its coasts.
Chloe, on the other hand, never had to wonder what the ocean looked like or hope that she would one day get to play in the sand of a real beach because she was born in the Philippines islands, home of some of the best beaches on earth. She grew up climbing exotic tropical trees, jumping off piers into the Philippine Sea & beach hopping with her family around the island of Mindanao. At the age of 9, Chloe and her sister moved to Chicago to live with their father.