Jon Passavant and Benj Lee grew up on opposite sides of the Atlantic – Passavant on a farm in Pennsylvania, and Lee in central London.
Patrick Woodyard was sitting at a rickety kitchen table in Trujillo, Peru, when he heard the pounding of a hammer coming from the next room. Patrick shared the table with a mound of financial documents and Dorris, a Peruvian woman who’d enlisted his help to manage the accounting of her bodega.
One step into Rhett Boyd’s surf shop in Charleston, South Carolina, and you might feel confused. His surf shop doesn’t carry Billabong, Roxy or Quiksilver. And forget beach music; Rhett prefers rock and roll.