THE BACKSTORY

BUILT FOR THE COAST

#earn your summer

Growing up on the east coast of New England, you learn early on that you have to Earn Your Summer. And that is the anthem we follow here at Along the Keel. 

Winters are harsh in New England. The months are filled with grey skies, bitter cold temps, and windy days. We work hard through the winter months, looking forward to and fully appreciating the summer months. It is during the summer months that our love for the ocean and coastal living thrives. Days spent on the water, working hard, and playing harder.

 

Coastal Ambassador

Along the Keel is your source for the stories behind top coastal brands. Built on the water by outdoor enthusiasts, they were created out of a need for a better product. We dive into the why behind the brand helping you make a better choice when building your outdoor lifestyle.  

PODCAST

iT STARTED WITH A PODCAST

Armed with a $25.00 microphone in a third floor apartment building, on the Big Island of Hawaii. We set out to create the number one place for you to meet the brands and people creating a life by the coast.

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Meet the Team

It takes a village to bring you the best stories, podcast, products that make up our coastline. Bringing together a powerful team, Along the Keel is made up of people who have dedicated their lives to the outdoors. You won't find any here thats not out casting a rod or climbing a mountain in their spare time.

Captain Zach | Founder

When not in the studio recording his next episode, Zach is a full-time captain based out of Rhode Island doing fast response and towing in salvage. On his days off, you’ll find him on the water or training with his team at Providence Barbell Club. Living on the east and west coasts, and Hawaii, Zach developed an intense passion for all things ocean. Follow him on Instagram @captain_zachariah_rollins

Tyler | Content Extraordinaire

Raised just outside of "Bean Town"m Tyler grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Rhode Island to study engineering at the University Rhode Island. Throughout life Tyler found himself draw to the arts, eventually picking up a camera and taking shots as a hobby outside of work. Now his passion for photography has turned into a side hustle. He's the guy behind the lense in any in house content created by Along the Keel.

Katie | Editor and Chief

Born and raised in Texas, Katie started exploring the natural world by climbing trees and catching lizards and toads in her backyard. Her curiosity took her all the way to Texas Tech University where she earned her degree in Natural Resources Management. While there, Katie worked as an outdoor trip leader, leading hiking, backpacking, road biking trips and more.

Testimonials

★★★★★

Zach has a purpose in mind with this podcast. This isn’t a self-indulgent, influencer-wanna-be waste of your morning, this podcast is a conversation with people who are doers, not watchers. The length is spot on and the guests make you want do so something more with your time.

Jeff lund
Ketchikan, Alaska
★★★★★

As a young company with a focus on transparency, authenticity and blue economies Along the Keel couldn’t have been a more perfect platform to echo our mission.

James Merrill
San Clemente, CA
★★★★★

I had the pleasure of joining Capt. Zach Rollins on the podcast Along the Keel, a show he hosts dedicated to outdoor brands and their stories. The time flew by as Zach and I spun yarn on my company Atollas; how it started; the highs and lows of entrepreneurship; and our mutual love for the water.

Shea Tighe
Charlestown, SC
★★★★★

Zach is an excellent interviewer and his show is entertaining. I was honored to be a guest

Turner Rowland
Bozeman, MT
★★★★★

Capt. Rollins is a gifted story teller and has a effortless way to connect with his guests and extract the most interesting and impactful content from each one.

Low Country Local
★★★★★

Capt. Zach truly has a natural way of making the guest feel comfortable and really getting the story out of them. Leave it to a Captain to not only connect with his guest, but to take control and lead the outdoorsman into the digital age!

Art Hill
Tampa, FL