“I believe that all the world’s problems are water-soluble.”
And that conviction is based on one simple fact: Ross has spent the past 40 years immersed in his own thoughts and several large bodies of water—most notably the Long Island Sound, the Maui Channel and the SMU outdoor pool. As a lifelong competitive swimmer, his creative inspiration typically occurs down under. But don’t let that waterlogged appearance fool you. His sense of humor is bone dry and his ideas are never watered down.