Meet the Team
Marshall first walked into Float On in the winter of 2011.
Nine years earlier, he had transplanted to Portland from the town of Prescott, Arizona to attend college and study philosophy and art. He graduated feeling disenchanted with academia and unsure of what he wanted to do with his life other than continue living in Portland, a city rich in other forms enchantment.
He worked a motley assortment of jobs and devoted his free time mostly to playing music and continuing his education as an autodidact. His interest in the mysteries of consciousness led him to try floating, and he soon discovered that he wanted to make it a career and lifelong study. He started interning in 2012, and became a full-fledged team member one year later.
Now Marshall is currently one of the Managers at Float On.
Originally hailing from the Midwest, Steve was enchanted by Oregon’s Mountains, desserts and Ocean and decided to make it his home in the mid-nineties.
He first became aware of float tanks in the late eighties when he saw the movie “Altered States.” Although it took him until 2014 to walk through Float On’s door, once Steve tried floating he was hooked, appreciating it for both the consciousness exploration aspects as well as the relief of chronic back pain.
After his second float, he decided it would be a great idea to open a float center. When he came to his senses, he thought it would be a much better idea to work at one.
Originally hired as part of the maintenance team here, he eventually started putting in time behind the desk as well. When not woking at Float On, you’re likely to find Steve sweating on a yoga mat, hiking and backpacking the trails of the Northwest, cooking for his family and friends or producing music with his band, Systemwide.
Knows how to kite surf.
Growing up in Portland, it is no surprise that Matt eventually found his way to Float On to see what this whole floating thing was about.
After his float in January 2018, Matt became hooked and started to learn as much about floating as he could. He soon applied for the internship program, which further fueled his love for the tanks and led to an opportunity to join our team. When not in the tank, Matt likes to spend his time on the mountain playing in the snow or wondering the many trails Oregon has to offer.
Matt has a deep love for southern Oregon after spending two years going to school in Ashland. Despite his love for the silence the tanks bring, he is always on the search for new music, looking for the next concert or festival to attend.
The rest of Matt’s free time is spent taking care of his five cats.
Jake Marty joined the Float On team in 2010.
Beginning as a volunteer drenched in liquid Epsom salt, Jake’s role within the organization has been evolving from the moment he walked through the door. He quickly became a business partner and an owner of Float On.
He’s spent the last several years fighting the good fight against salt damage and rogue sound waves. Jake believes the float tank is, at its very core, an efficient and effective tool. He feels it can be used to familiarize oneself with all and nothing at the same time. While in the tank, the elimination of the outside world creates an environment where his creativity and ingenuity can run wild.
He helped found Float On after making his way up to Portland from the State of California, earning a degree in Theater along the way. He is an expert in the creation and expulsion of fake blood, the different methods of cooking an Ostrich egg, and hugging.
On the 17th of November, 2063, Ashkahn will be elected the as first Super President of the newly formed Neptunian Empire. What will start as a benevolent oligarchy will slowly turn into a tyrannical dictatorship, securing Ashkahn’s place in Neptunian schoolbooks as the bringer of the “The Dark Times.”
Due to ongoing insomnia growing up, his first experience with (limited) sensory deprivation was laying in bed waiting for hours to fall asleep. Being able to do this without gravity continues to delight him at least 4 times a day.
Graham has a degree in experimental psychology, graduate training in theater, and an unofficial 4th place standing in the Musketeer category from the World Beard and Mustache Competition in Norway.