• Adam Collins

    Sail Caribbean Mate-In-Training
    First Year

    Minneapolis, MN

    Adam is currently enrolled as a sophomore at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu where he studies Business Marketing with a minor in Digital Distribution. Beginning in 2015, Adam spent two years as a student at Sail Caribbean. The Sail Caribbean program initially attracted Adam because of his strong interest in marine biology and ended up sparking a strong passion for diving. Adam took a year off from school to complete his Dive Master certification in Australia. Following his time spent “down under”, he proceeded to travel and work in several different marine science research stations around the world mainly focusing his work on large cetaceans and Chondrichthyes. With language proficiency extending to French and sarcasm, Adam is always ready for an impromptu dance party or a cappella jam session. Some of Adam’s most fond memories are his first night dives at the site known as the Indians or hanging out with his friends at the Baths.

  • Adam Grant

    Sail Caribbean Fleet Captain
    Second Year

    Ballivor, Ireland

    Adam is an outdoor education guide, having worked in the outdoor industry all over the world and for the last 5 years in Australia and Ireland. He has worked for various summer camps and has instructed kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and rock climbing. Adam grew up in Ireland and has a diploma in outdoor education in which he learned various skills required to teach using the medium of the outdoors, with 5 years of yacht sailing with a day skipper license. For the past year Adam has been working in Australia providing outdoor education for schools across the country.

  • Adrian Debrah

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    First Year

    Mason City, IA

    Adrian attends the University of Iowa and soon Embry Riddle to study Aeronautical Science. He started sailing at the age of 14 with a Hobie Cat Wave in a small lake behind his house and has been in love ever since the first time he felt the wind catch his sails. He has always had a fascination for the oceans and its awesome inhabitants (especially Spotted Eagle Rays), but he was not satisfied having to be so far away the sea. Enrolled with Sail Caribbean for his first program in 2016, he enjoyed it so much he came back for a second year, and is now beginning his journey as a member of our staff.

  • Alex Elliott

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    First Year

    Meet Alex soon!

  • Allie Faulkner

    Sail Caribbean Provisions Manager Director
    Second Year

    Austin, TX

    Allie Faulkner grew up in Austin, Texas and now attends The University of Texas at Austin as a marketing student within the McCombs School of Business. Allie grew up going to the beach for family vacation, and after vacationing in Tortola the past couple years, she fell in love with the beauty of the BVIs. Allie has lots of experience working with kids as she has been a counselor at two different summer camps, worked at the nursery at her church and was a nanny for three fun girls. She currently works as a dance instructor and is also a marketing intern for a global cloud hosting provider. After graduation in a year, Allie plans on attending culinary school and hopes to work on private boats as a chef and one day own her own restaurant. When she isn’t working or studying, Allie loves exploring all Austin has to offer with her friends.

  • Andrew Arter

    Sail Caribbean Fleet Captain
    Second Year

    Damariscotta, ME

    Arter grew up on the coast of Maine and has been sailing his entire life. After graduating high school, he sailed from Maine to the Bahamas with a friend. Previously, Arter worked as the keel boat sailing coach for the Portland Yacht Club. He is also an avid J24 racer. He holds a US Captain’s license with sailing and towing endorsements. Currently Arter attends the University of Maine and is studying Mechanical Engineering and Math. During the summer, he enjoys sailing the coast of Maine and spending Saturdays with the boys. In the fall, Arter will be hopping onboard the AISE Airship Italia Search Expedition 2018, a project of the foundation World Arctic Fund, becoming a member of a team that aims to look for the remains of the airship Italia. The mission will occur exactly 90 years after the airship’s crash in 1928.

  • Andrew Dyer

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Second Year

    Eugene, OR

    Having grown up exploring the deep green forest and the high snow-capped peaks of his native state of Oregon, Andrew carries an excitement for nature and an eagerness to share its treasures.  From passions ranging from photography and videography to sailing and diving, he offers a wide range of life passions. Andrew is currently completing his associate’s degree from Lane community college, majoring in multimedia design. Finding himself right at home at Sail Caribbean, Andrew is greatly anticipating the adventures that await.

  • Anna Steinmetz

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Second Year

    Malvern, PA

    Anna has been scuba diving since she was ten years old and capsizing sailboats since she was nine. Anna first came to Sail Caribbean in the summer of 2013 as a student in the Charlie program. Now, having completed her freshman year of college at William & Mary, she’s returning to be a part of the Mate-In-Training program!

  • Ava Zockoll

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Bayhead, NJ

    From a beach town in New Jersey, Ava has always been at home near the sea and finds that her favorite place to be is on the water! For three summers, Ava has joined us a student on the Foxtrot and Sierra programs but is now excited to take a leadership position as a mate-in-training in hopes to help give other students the amazing experience she had. As a student at Florida State University, she is majoring in Hospitality Management. Through Sail Caribbean, she has also received several diving certifications and is excited to watch others do the same. With a passion for adventure and an energetic personality, Ava is looking forward to this summer in Tortola!

  • Beta Eaton

    Sail Caribbean Program Director Community Service Director
    Fifth Year

    Washington, DC

    For summer 2017, Beta returns to Sail Caribbean for her 5th summer since 2012! This year, as a member of the Leadership Team, Beta will train and support the staff in their development and the overall programming for students in the BVI. In past summers, Beta has served as a captain on Foxrtrot, Charlie, and Tango, Program Dircector of Chavo and Tango, and Sail Caribbean’s Community Service Coordinator, a role which she will also continue this summer. Beta grew up sailing in Maine, and has sailed up and down the East Coast, both offshore and locally. During high school and college, she studied oceanography while sailing from St. Maarten to Jamaica. As a high school science teacher, Beta puts her sailing and teaching skills to use with students in Sail Caribbean’s hands-on experience!

  • Brad Stephens

    Sail Caribbean Operations Director
    Fourth Year

    Chicago, IL

    On a whim to change up his surroundings to a place more suitable to a beach bum like himself, Brad moved to Costa Rica in 2013 and became a Scuba Instructor. As a hard worker with a goofy edge, he resonates with Sail Caribbean’s objective to create experiences that can kick up a person’s passion. Brad enjoys learning a lot about boat mechanics with us, as one of our dedicated OPs staff.

  • Claire Lennarz

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    First Year

    Williamsburg, VA

    Claire is finishing her second year at the University of Virginia where she is majoring in architecture. She grew up in Williamsburg, VA, but has spent her summers racing Optimists and Lasers in regattas up and down the East Coast. For the past three summers, she has shared her love for racing by coaching Optimists on the Chesapeake Bay. On her days off during the summer, she was able to enjoy water skiing, wake boarding and paddle boarding with her family’s three water-loving dogs! In Charlottesville, when she escapes from the A-School, Claire frequents the farmers market, local concerts, and enjoys discovering new restaurants. This summer, she can’t wait to share her love for sailing and other water activities with all of you!

  • Curtis Crooke

    Sail Caribbean Program Director
    Fourth Year

    Washington, DC

    Curtis graduated from Georgetown University in 2017 and began work as a Legislative Correspondent for the Congresswoman to the US Virgin Islands.  But nothing can keep him away from Sail Caribbean.  He is returning for his fourth year as a staff member after sailing for four years as a student and intern, attaining his Divemaster along the way. In addition to diving and sailing, Curtis enjoys traveling (he has been to all fifty state capitals!), watching sports, and hanging out outdoors in warm weather with flip flops and a pair of Chubbies.

  • Daniel Warburton

    Sail Caribbean Divers PADI Open Water Instructor

    Australia

    Meet Daniel soon.

  • Daniella Debrah

    Sail Caribbean BVI Office Manager Social Media Coordinator
    First Year

    Mason City, IA

    Raised in the land-locked state of Iowa has given Daniella a special love for the sea. Many times, she had to settle for exploring her backyard lake until her next rendezvous with the great big blue. This will be Daniella’s first year with the Sail Caribbean team. Daniella has worked as a camp counselor for Camp Adventure, a student run camp on American military bases and embassies worldwide serving children of the United States service men and women, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As a senior at the University of Iowa, Daniella is majoring in Communication Studies, minoring in International Relations, as well as earning a certificate in Event Planning. When she’s able to catch her breath in between studying, Daniella enjoys practicing her hobbies as a self-proclaimed amateur photographer, horseback rider, kayaker, and an ice cream enthusiast.

  • Eliot Faust

    Sail Caribbean Captain Divemaster
    Fourth Year

    Bethesda, MD

    Eliot is currently getting his Masters in International Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS and is coming back after spending the year studying in China. Starting in 2007, Eliot spent five years enrolled as a student at Sail Caribbean. He enjoyed the friends he made who kept returning each summer. Sail Caribbean really attracted Eliot due to his interest in marine biology from a young age. After participating in a bubble maker program on St. Thomas, he knew he wanted to continue exploring the underwater world. Following his time as an SC student, Eliot then completed the Sail Caribbean Dive Master Internship. Always ready with a funny one-liner, Eliot loves diving at the Fearless and the Indians or sailing to his favorite location of Little Harbor on Peter Island. He will never forget hanging out at the Baths with his core crew of friends who always returned for a summer with Sail Caribbean.

  • Emily Graf

    Sail Caribbean Mate PADI Open Water Instructor
    Third Year

    Albuquerque, NM

    Emily started diving in 2013 and quickly developed a passion for marine life. She is currently living on Tortola working as a PADI Scuba Instructor year round for Sail Caribbean Divers. Growing up in New Mexico (a state with no oceans), she is grateful to have been introduced to the ocean in such an exhilarating way! Emily obtained her B.A. in Environmental Studies at the University of Redlands in California, and worked as an environmental scientist for many years before she discovered her affection for scuba diving and marine life. She loves to travel, experience new cultures, observe wildlife, and laugh a lot! Scuba diving has become one of her biggest passions along with yoga, mountain biking, and bird watching. Emily hopes to inspire people to love and conserve our oceans by sharing what she has learned about the magical underwater world.

  • Emily Mussio

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Meet Emily soon!

  • Erika Florian

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Second Year

    Southington, CT

    Erika is in her third year studying Nursing at Montana State University in Bozeman. She grew up ski racing in the winters and sailing in the summers on the East coast, & is now living out west in Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman is an outdoor activity mecca; she is an avid backcountry skier, ski racing coach, rock climber, mountain biker, she will do virtually anything to get outside. Erika is a certified Wilderness First Responder along with a Rescue Scuba Diver, and hopes to further her education in the medical field to eventually become a travel nurse. She has traveled all over the globe from teaching English in Cambodia, to serving two months aboard a tall ship, to being appointed as a Watch Captain teaching coastal sailors the skills of offshore sailing. Her favorite motto is “Learn to live, live to learn” and is excited to share all of her experiences with you both in, out, and on the water.

  • Garrett McQuiston

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    First Year

    Harrison, MI

    Garrett is a student at the University of Michigan where he studies Industrial Operations Engineering and is a member of the Michigan sailing team. Garrett taught himself how to sail when he was 11 years old, and quickly convinced his entire family to join him. He grew up sailing catamarans and small keelboats all over the great lakes. Garrett loves all things outdoors, including fly fishing, paddle boarding, backpacking, and is NAUI scuba certified. In high school, Garrett taught woodworking skills to younger students as an assistant woodshop teacher; and he spent his last summer working as the first mate aboard a charter sailboat on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. In his free time, Garrett loves to test his free-diving skills and building custom longboard skateboards. Garrett loves teaching others fun knots and sailing tactics, and is excited to share his passion for the water this season!

  • Gray McKenna

    Sail Caribbean Program Director
    Fourth Year

    Boston, MA

    Gray’s passion for outdoor education started at with a summer internship at Sail Caribbean in 2015, and continues to this day! Gray holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from Northeastern University, and has taken classes and done research diving in all sorts of marine environments, from the Gulf of Maine to the Caribbean, and from the Puget Sound & Salish Sea down to the Panamanian Pacific. Gray loves bringing their experience to Sail Caribbean’s engaging marine science curriculum.  They are an avid mariner, and have spent a season as a deckhand & educator onboard the 103 year old schooner Adventuress, facilitating environmental & sailing education trips in the Puget Sound. After this summer season, Gray will return to the Good Ship Adventuress as a relief engineer. Gray plays guitar, banjo, and ukulele, and loves to bring music aboard the boats at Sail Caribbean.

  • James Catling

    Sail Caribbean Divers PADI Staff Instructor

    England

    James has been diving since 2009. His favorite underwater activities are side mount diving and protecting the reefs from lionfish. His favorite abovewater activity…a walk on the beach at sunset.

  • Jen Borderud

    Sail Caribbean Program Director
    Sixth Year

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Born and raised in California, Jen is most at home when close to the sea. She came to us as crew on the Echo program in 2011, and went on to study psychology at Williams College where she played varsity basketball and volleyball. Since 2013, Jen rose from Mate to Captain to Program Director of our Delta, Foxtrot and Tango programs, and worked year-round guiding Sail Caribbean’s program development in 2015. She spent the off season of 2016 in San Francisco working at an outdoor gear store and training for a 250-mile backpacking trip along the John Muir Trail which took place in August. Jen now lives in Bocas Del Toro, Panama working as the Student Affairs Manager at the School for Field Studies in the Archipelago.

  • Jess Michael

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Roanoke, VA

    From the mountains of Virginia, Jess has always enjoyed being at the beach, but she found her love of marine science in college. While in school, she participated in multiple research trips to St. John, USVI to study tropical fish and the coral reef ecosystem. She graduated from Hollins University in 2017 with her BS in Biology and plans to pursue her master’s degree in marine science. Jess has interned at the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station working with the manager and teaching marine biology for the summer camp in St. John. She has also spent a summer working on the beach with nesting loggerhead turtles. While in college, Jess loved working as an outdoor trip guide leading hiking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and caving trips and completed the Outdoor Women’s Leadership School. She loves sharing her passion for the outdoors and marine biology with others!

  • Julia Malone

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Second Year

    Winter Springs, FL

    Born and raised in a family that regularly moved homes and always cherished the outdoors, Julia became infatuated with and very accustomed to the lifestyle of outdoor adventure. Whether it was riding dirt bikes and mountain bikes with her brother and dad or hiking mountains and snorkeling oceans with family or friends, she learned that she needed to pursue a long term life and career in the great outdoors. Now entering her senior year at the University of Florida, Julia is finishing up two bachelor’s degrees – one in Environmental Science and the other in Psychology. She is currently certified as a Scientific Diver and plans to use her degrees and Scuba certifications to conduct underwater research on coral reefs, once out of undergrad. After participating in Sail Caribbean’s Mate-In-Training program last year and graduating to work as staff, Julia is excited to return again this year for another summer full of learning and adventures!

  • Karrina Stead

    Sail Caribbean Divers PADI Staff Instructor
    Second year

    Paraquita Bay, Tortola, BVI

    Kina started diving in 2004, and enjoys all marine life and teaching all diving courses, but she is truly passionate about tea.

  • Katherine Johnson

    Sail Caribbean BVI Office Manager Social Media Coordinator
    First Year

    New York, NY

    Katherine has spent each of her summers on the Atlantic in Rhode Island, where she fell in love with sailing, swimming and all things ocean. She graduated in 2018 with a degree in History from Wellesley College, where she was captain of the Wellesley sailing team. Having spent the last three summers managing social media accounts and running offices, she is thrilled to help run the Tortola office and help out with social media for Sail Caribbean. When she’s not on or in the water or behind a computer screen, Katherine can be found photographing, writing or playing tennis!

  • Keegan Whitehair

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    First Year

    Beverly, MA

    Keegan grew up on the water in Beverly, MA and has been sailing her whole life. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May 2018 with a degree in Socioeconomic Data Science. Keegan has been coaching sailing for seven years and loves to scuba dive, hike, and travel. She has spent time traveling in Europe, Central America, and South America and one of her favorite recent adventures was diving in the Galapagos Islands in July 2017. After this summer, Keegan plans to live on the North Shore of Massachusetts and teach high school math.

  • Keiley James

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Atlanta, GA

    Keiley is originally from Atlanta, GA, but has lived on Tybee Island for a lot of her life, where she developed a passion for marine biology, conservation, and of course, sailing! Currently, Keiley is a student at the University of Georgia, where she majors in Marine Biology, and is a member of the school’s sailing team. She recently went on a program where she sailed a tall ship in the Caribbean, and conducted marine biological research. Keiley is a very friendly and understanding shipmate, and is very excited to spend the summer sailing with some really awesome individuals!

  • Kyra Benforte

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Third Year

    New York City, NY

    Kyra grew up in New York City and currently attends the University of Richmond in Virginia where she is a rising Senior. She joined us as a student on Bravo, Foxtrot, and Delta. For the past two summers, Kyra was a Mate on both Tango and Foxtrot, after completing the Echo college-age program. Kyra is majoring in Leadership and Italian Studies and spent the past fall studying abroad in Perugia, Italy.

  • Lindsay Walsh

    Sail Caribbean Provisions Manager
    Third Year

    Centerport, NY

    Growing up on Long Island, Lindsay has spent a majority of her time on the water. She joined Sail Caribbean as a student on the Alpha, Charlie, and Echo programs, then became a part of the staff for the past two summers, working her way from a Mate-in-training, to a Mate, to then become a Captain. Lindsay just completed her third year at Siena College studying Sports Marketing and spent the past fall studying in Salzburg, Austria!

  • Liz Deveau

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Fourth Year

    Winthrop, MA

    Liz grew up in a small town on the North shore of Massachusetts where she began sailing at 8 years old at the local yacht club. She was on the sailing team at the University of New Hampshire where she earned degrees in Marine Biology and English Literature. Liz is joining us for a fourth summer, escaping the bitter cold, rough seas, and southward migrating floating ice packs of the Bering Sea where she works during the rest of the year in fisheries management data collection through NOAA. Liz is a fish lover and karaoke enthusiast who can’t wait to find out what kinds of laughs and adventures this summer will bring!

  • Luka Walshe

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Second Year

    Dublin, Ireland

    Luka is joining us for his second year at Sail Caribbean, having completed a three year Higher National Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Management, in 2017 where he learned to teach sailing, windsurfing and whitewater kayaking from some of Ireland’s most experienced outdoor leaders. Luka has a wealth of experience teaching and instructing in many outdoor sports, including leading wilderness canoe trips in Canada, raft guiding and kayaking on Irish rivers and seas, sailing and windsurfing in Corsica and up and down Ireland’s west coast. Luka is a big believer in self-development and experiential learning, and has a passion for teaching and sharing outdoor sports with others.

  • Mark Kennedy

    Sail Caribbean Program Director
    Third Year

    Dublin, Ireland

    Mark is a professionally trained instructor and tutor in many adventure activities, achieving a Higher National Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Management during his 3 years in college. This is where he trained as a powerboat, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, climbing and mountaineering instructor. He has worked in the Desolation Wilderness in Eldorado County, California, where he lived in a tent for three months and delivered leadership programs to students of all ages through the medium of true wilderness. This was a life changing experience for him, where he developed his love for sharing his skills and knowledge with his students and learned how to develop their true potential. After having an amazing experience as a captain at Sail Caribbean in 2016 and fleet captain in 2017, Mark is extremely excited to get back at it this season.  In the times Mark was not out teaching and adventuring over the remainder of the 2017-2018 year, he worked with an Irish based company called Irish commercial charter boats where he crewed and skippered various boats of all shapes and sizes throughout the Irish Sea.

  • Megan Lundequam

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Second Year

    Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Megan grew up under the sun. Whether it was skurfing, surfing, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, or camping, Megan took every chance she could to be outside. As a rising senior at the University of Florida, she has taken her learning indoors and is currently pursuing a B.A. in Environmental Science. After joining the Sail Caribbean family as a student while in high school, Megan returned the summer of 2017 to participate in the SC Mate-In-Training program. She now joins us as a captain for the upcoming adventure season!

  • Melisande Rowe

    Sail Caribbean Divers Dive Director
    Eighteenth Year

    Brandywine Bay, Tortola, BVI

    This Texan chose scuba fins over cowboy boots as Sail Caribbean’s Dive Director and master scuba instructor. Melisande put her know-how into practice to develop an outstanding program of dive education for Sail Caribbean’s teen summer scuba adventures. Melisande concentrates her managerial efforts solely on Sail Caribbean Divers, our year-round dive operation in the British Virgin Islands, which holds PADI’s highest ranking as a 5-star Gold Palm Instructor Development Dive Center.

  • Melissa Pollard

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Bozeman, MT

    Melissa is originally from England but has spent the majority of her life in the mountains of Montana where she found her love and passion for outdoor adventure.  She is an avid skier in the winter and loves hiking and camping in Glacier National Park in the summer.  Melissa just finished her first year at Montana State University where she was on the school’s dance team and studied Exercise Science with the goal of going on to Perfusion School. She is so excited to continue her education in sailing and diving this summer!

  • Meredith Davies

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Second Year

    Plainsboro, New Jersey

    Meredith is a rising junior at Rhodes College. She studies Environmental Studies and plans on perusing a master’s degree in Marine Conservation.  She is on the varsity swim team as well as an active member in her sorority Tri Delta. Meredith found her passion for the ocean, sailing, and scuba diving during her summers as a Sail Caribbean student in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, she interned at Cape Eleuthera Institute at the Island School studying southern stingrays in the Bahamas as well as conservation methods. She returned to Sail Caribbean as a student on the Ocean program and as a Mate in Training in the 2017 season. She is thrilled to back at Sail Caribbean for this summer to encourage kids like her to find their love for the ocean and the environment and to make new memories with her Sail Caribbean family!

  • Mike Liese

    Mike Liese

    Sail Caribbean Founder/Director
    Thirty-Sixth Year

    Northport, NY

    Mike Liese is a sailor – he grew up on the waters of Long Island Sound. He’s also a father, grandfather, educator, and most of all a mentor. After obtaining his Masters in Education from Penn State University, Mike spent the next 17 years in education, first as a high school teacher and later as director of the Alternative School Program at Harborfields HS in New York. In 1979, he made a life-changing decision to combine his passion for teaching with his love of sailing – Sail Caribbean. More than thirty years later, Mike remains committed to his original vision of empowering young people to reach heights they might never have thought possible.

  • Mike Rowe

    Sail Caribbean Divers PADI Course Director
    Fourteenth Year

    Brandywine Bay, Tortola, BVI

    Mike is the BVI’s only resident PADI Course Director, PADI’s highest certification level. He makes the toughest tasks seem easy and his enthusiasm for the job is infectious. As a PADI-certified Course Director, Mike is “an instructor of instructors”, having certified well over 800 dive professionals. With more than 25 years in the dive industry, we consider him invaluable.

  • Oliver Bierman-Lytle

    Sail Caribbean Marine Science Director
    Sixth Year

    Denver, CO

    After earning a Biology degree from Kenyon College, Oliver travelled the world; sailing from Singapore to Indonesia, studying coral reef health in Bali, and teaching coastal ecology while running a sailing program in Abu Dhabi. Oliver returned to the USA to pursue his passion for education. After being trained in Sun Valley, Idaho in classroom teaching and outdoor education, Oliver found his way to the Brunswick School in CT. Oliver teaches High School level Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Science & Sustainability. Outside of the classroom, he leads students into the backcountry in VT and has helped develop a research program where students join a science team in the field as they are trying to crack the complex life history of White Sharks in an effort to develop global conservation policies to protect these keystone species.

  • Ryan Smith

    Sail Caribbean Social Media Coordinator Program Consultant
    Fourth Year

    King of Prussia, PA

    A sun bum through and through, Ryan grew up scheming for the next body of water to fall in love with. She has spent the last 5 years hopping from the shorelines of Long Island where she currently resides, to the Chesapeake Bay where she sails with her dad, even to the Mediterranean Sea where she studied abroad in the south of France. She couldn’t be any happier now making Sail Caribbean’s extraordinary adventures visible to the public on social media for the last three years. During the summer, she works hard to keep our community connected with daily adventure trip updates and plenty of stunning media. She graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a degree in Public Relations and French, and when she’s not neck-deep in media files and blog posts, you’ll find her kicking back with some music, a hummus tray and her fluffy kitty sidekick, Lucy.

  • Sarah Enticott

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Meet Sarah soon!

  • Tim Caruso

    Sail Caribbean Mate-In-Training
    First Year

    Bronxville, NY

    Originally from New York, Tim is currently pursuing a BA in Film and Screen Media in Cork, Ireland. A diver from age 13, Tim has learned to sail and dive with Sail Caribbean, earning his Rescue Diver and Divemaster certifications over three years. Sail Caribbean opened up a world of exploration to Tim, encouraging him to study abroad in Ireland. After graduation from high school in 2016, a new adventure awaited across the ocean with new friends and opportunity to explore. Tim’s first year in Ireland brought him around the country, travelling with friends and working on films along the way. Tim’s first year film was showcased at the Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, Ireland, and after travelling from Maine to Venice and finishing his second year of college, Tim is excited to return to Sail Caribbean for a familiar and adventurous summer.

  • Trace Olson

    Sail Caribbean Provisions Manager
    First Year

    Hamilton, NY

    Having grown up in Southern California, Trace foolishly decided that she wanted to see what snow was like, so she headed to Colgate University in New York where she earned her Geography and Art History undergraduate degrees while leading backpacking, canoeing, sea kayaking, and bouldering adventures for Colgate’s Outdoor Education program. To skip one of Colgate’s harsh winters, Trace studied abroad in Samoa and Fiji, where she drank at least one coconut a day and made a ton of new friends on volleyball courts. This fall, Trace is excited to start her master’s studies at University College Dublin, but not before recharging her sunshine bank this summer with Sail Caribbean!

  • Will Steward

    Sail Caribbean Program Director
    Fourth Year

    Haslemere, United Kingdom

    Having just completed his Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Southampton, Will has a passion for anything to do with the ocean. Be it sailing, scuba diving or trying to find his favorite underwater creature (nudibranchs!), it’s safe to say Will is in his element working with Sail Caribbean! Having gained his Divemaster qualification in Fiji, he went on to work in Zanzibar before coming to the BVI where he gained his Instructor qualification with Sail Caribbean Divers.

  • Zoe Leech

    Sail Caribbean Mate PADI Open Water Instructor
    First Year

    Roberts Creek,  Canada

    Zoe has been living her passions all around the world for the past 7 years! As a SCUBA Dive Instructor / Snowboard Instructor she gets the best of both worlds.  Sharks are her spirit animal.

The Sail Caribbean Team

You’ll learn from talented expert instructors who will become your mentors and friends. Look forward to high-energy, action-oriented people who are definitely FUN to be around! With a variety of backgrounds and interests, they are enthusiastic about teaching you what they know. But Sail Caribbean staff will not only teach you – they will empower you! Imagine having a teacher, parent and friend who is always there for you at every challenge making it fun, and cheering you on at each success. Our leaders are those kinds of people. They’ve worked with teens before, but they don’t consider it work at all – they love it!

Adam Collins

Mate-In-Training

Adam Grant

Fleet Captain

Adrian Debrah

Captain

Alex Elliott

Captain

Allie Faulkner

Provisions Manager Director

Andrew Arter

Fleet Captain

Andrew Dyer

Mate

Anna Steinmetz

Mate

Ava Zockoll

Mate

Beta Eaton

Program Director Community Service Director

Brad Stephens

Operations Director

Claire Lennarz

Captain

Curtis Crooke

Program Director

Daniel Warburton

PADI Open Water Instructor

Eliot Faust

Captain Divemaster

Emily Graf

Mate PADI Open Water Instructor

Emily Mussio

Mate

Erika Florian

Captain

Garrett McQuiston

Captain

Gray McKenna

Program Director

James Catling

PADI Staff Instructor

Jen Borderud

Program Director

Jess Michael

Mate

Julia Malone

Mate

Karrina Stead

PADI Staff Instructor

Keegan Whitehair

Captain

Keiley James

Mate

Kyra Benforte

Captain

Lindsay Walsh

Provisions Manager

Liz Deveau

Captain

Luka Walshe

Captain

Mark Kennedy

Program Director

Megan Lundequam

Captain

Melisande Rowe

Dive Director

Melissa Pollard

Mate

Meredith Davies

Mate

Mike Liese

Mike Liese

Founder/Director

Mike Rowe

PADI Course Director

Oliver Bierman-Lytle

Marine Science Director

Sarah Enticott

Mate

Tim Caruso

Mate-In-Training

Trace Olson

Provisions Manager

Will Steward

Program Director

Zoe Leech

Mate PADI Open Water Instructor