• Adam Grant

    Adam Grant

    Sail Caribbean Operations
    Third Year

    Ballivor, Ireland

    Adam has been in the outdoor education industry for the past eight years. He has been with Sail Caribbean for the last three as a fleet captain, captain and in the 2019 season as a member of the on land support crew.

  • Adrian Debrah

    Adrian Debrah

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Second Year

    Mason City, IA

    Adrian is from small town Iowa, and attends Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 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 the wind caught 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 from an ocean. So Adrian enrolled with Sail Caribbean for his first program in 2016 and enjoyed it so much that he has been back every summer since. He is now in his second year as Sail Caribbean Staff.

  • Allie Faulkner

    Allie Faulkner

    Sail Caribbean Provisions Manager Director
    Third Year

    Austin, TX

    Allie Faulkner grew up in Austin, Texas and just graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a marketing degree from 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. Allie is excited to start a career in marketing this coming fall but she couldn’t be more excited for her third summer with Sail Caribbean! When she isn’t working, Allie loves exploring all Austin has to offer with her friends.

  • Andrew Arter

    Andrew Arter

    Sail Caribbean Fleet Captain
    Third 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.

  • Anna Steinmetz

    Anna Steinmetz

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Third Year

    Malvern, PA

    Anna has been SCUBA diving since she was ten years old and capsizing sailboats since she was nine. She first came to Sail Caribbean in the summer of 2013 as a student in the Charlie program. Now, having been a part of the office team and the mate-in-training program, she’s returning for this summer as a captain! When not at Sail Caribbean, Anna studies English and Economics at the College of William & Mary, planning to graduate in the spring of 2021.

  • Ava Zockoll

    Ava Zockoll

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Second Year

    Bayhead, NJ

    From a beach town in New Jersey, Ava has always stayed close to the water and considers it her happy place. She attends Florida State University pursuing a Global Club Management major and will start her junior fall abroad in Panama City, Panama! At school, Ava is a member of the FSU Sailing Team and works for a biodiversity center focused on conservation and education. After completing the mate-in-training program last summer, she went on to be a mate and joins us again excited to see the other “MITs” complete the program and grow to take on mate and captain positions. With high energy, a love of spending good times with better people and a passion for marine conservation, Ava can’t wait to take on her second summer and make amazing memories with the SC fam!

  • Brad Stephens

    Brad Stephens

    Sail Caribbean Operations
    Fifth 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.

  • Callie Palumbo

    Sail Caribbean Program Consultant
    Third Year

    Freeport, NY

    Meet Callie soon!

  • Carol Schwier

    Carol Schwier

    Sail Caribbean Travel Coordinator
    Twenty Eighth Year

    Huntington, NY

    Meet Carol soon!

  • Claire Lennarz

    Claire Lennarz

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Second Year

    Williamsburg, VA

    Claire is finishing her third year at the University of Virginia where she is majoring in architecture. However, she spent the past semester studying abroad in Italy! She grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia, but spent her summers racing Optimists and Lasers in regattas up and down the East Coast. For three summers during high school, she shared her love for racing by coaching Optimists on the Chesapeake Bay. On her days off during these summers, she was able to enjoy water skiing, wake boarding and paddle boarding with her family’s three water-loving dogs! This past summer, however, she was thrilled to join the Sail Caribbean family and come on board as Sail Staff. 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!

  • Corri Hunt

    Corri Hunt

    Sail Caribbean Divers Office Manager
    Second Year

    California

    Corri joined the Sail Caribbean Divers team in 2018. Originally from California, she has made her new home here in the BVI. She is passionate about animals and the sea. If not in the water or the office, you will probably find her trying to take home stray dogs or petting random cats.

  • Curtis Crooke

    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.

  • Daniella Debrah

    Daniella Debrah

    Sail Caribbean Provisions Manager/Mate
    Second Year

    Mason City, IA

    Being raised in the land-locked state of Iowa has given Daniella a special love for the sea. Even before Moana! 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. Prior to Sail Caribbean, Daniella 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

    Eliot Faust

    Sail Caribbean Program Director
    Fifth Year

    Bethesda, MD

    Eliot joins us from Bethesda, MD. He is currently getting an MA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS, concentrating in Strategic Studies and International Economics. Starting in 2007, Eliot spent five years enrolled as a student at Sail Caribbean. Sail Caribbean really attracted Eliot due to his interest in marine biology from a young age. Following his time as an SC student, Eliot then completed the Sail Caribbean Dive Master Internship and transitioned to staff. 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.

  • Emily Graf

    Emily Graf

    Sail Caribbean Dive Coordinator
    Fourth 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

    Emily Mussio

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    First Year

    Lake Huron, Canada

    Born and raised on the shore of Lake Huron in a small beach town of Grand Bend, Canada has put the love of the outdoors and travelling in Emily’s blood. She is currently attending Laurentian University for their Outdoor Adventure Leadership program as well as completing their Concurrent Education Program where she became a certified Wilderness First Responder. She first joined Sail Caribbean as a student in 2012 and returned every year afterwards, in a wide variety of programs to ensure she got the full Sail Caribbean experience. She has many boiling passions that range from athletics to exploring the world. She is looking forward to this upcoming summer and sharing her passion for the outdoors with others and educating them in more ways than one.

  • Erika Florian

    Erika Florian

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Third Year

    Southington, CT

    Erika, commonly known as “Riko”, is entering her third year studying Nursing at Montana State University in Kalispell to receive her BSN. She grew up ski racing in the winters and sailing in the summers on the East Coast, & is now living out west in Kalispell, Montana. Kalispell is an outdoor activity mecca located just outside of Glacier National Park. 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 Neonatal 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 sailing expertise lies primarily in open-ocean sailing and is extremely excited to continue what she loves this summer. Her favorite motto is “Learn to live, live to learn” and is eager to share all of her experiences with you both in, out, and on the water!

  • Garrett McQuiston

    Garrett McQuiston

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Second Year

    Harrison, MI

    Garrett has spent the last 3 years studying engineering at the University of Michigan and is a member of the Michigan sailing team. Garrett taught himself how to sail when he was eleven 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 scuba diving. In high school, he taught woodworking skills to younger students as an assistant woodshop teacher; and he spent a 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. His next big goal is to become a scuba diving instructor so he can teach skills both above and below the water. He loves teaching others fun knots and sailing tactics, and is excited to return to Sail Caribbean to share his passion for the water for a second season!

  • Jack Delaney

    Jack Delaney

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    First Year

    Dublin, Ireland

    Jack is originally from Cork in Ireland but has spent the last 3 years studying in University College Dublin. He gets his love from the ocean from his father who worked at sea for over twenty years as a Marine Engineer. He was introduced to sailing at age 12 and has since sailed various boats primarily focusing on dinghies. Having spent the last 2 summers working at a sailing camp on Cape Cod, Jack is very excited for a change of scenery and to share his love for sailing with everyone he meets. 

  • Jackie Bonfiglio

    Jackie Bonfiglio

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Virginia

    Jackie is a year graduated from Eckerd College where she majored in environmental studies with a focus in marine biology. She is originally from Northern Virginia where she grew up exploring the outdoors and taking interest in the environment. As she traveled abroad to explore and study in Honduras and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, her passion for environmental conservation and marine ecosystems flourished. Her love for nature and the ocean led her to work with the Coral Restoration Foundation planting young corals throughout the Florida Keys reef system. In the last seven months she lived aboard a traditional brigantine as deckhand for the Los Angeles Maritime Institute where she taught inner city youth topsail programs. Jackie just recently completed her PADI dive master with the Sail Caribbean Divers upon arriving to the British Virgin Islands this summer. She is looking forward to sharing the beauty of sailing and the underwater world with her campers along with making new friendship and lasting memories this summer. 

     

  • Jackie Musco

    Jackie Musco

    Sail Caribbean Head of Admissions & Family Relations
    Seventh Year

    Smithtown, NY

    Jackie grew up on the shores of Long Island; her summers were (and are) spent at Robert Moses. She attended New York Institute of Technology and graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management. Before joining the Sail Caribbean team, Jackie worked at a small, family-owned party store where she spent her teen years moving up the ranks from “balloon assistant” to store manager. Going into her sixth summer at SC, Jackie’s no longer in the party game, but can still build a balloon arch in no time! What does Jackie do in her free time?  You’ll more than likely find her gallivanting with her nephew, hitting up the dance floor at a local spot, singing along at a concert or working hard in a Spin class…yes, she’s one of those!

  • James "Ish" Alexander

    James “Ish” Alexander

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Sixth Year

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Born and raised in Philadelphia; Ish graduated from Prescott College in 2015 with a degree in Psychology and Adventure Education. His degree came after spending a busy four years tramping and camping around the Arizona desert and much of the western United States. Since graduating from school he has kept himself busy surfing, skiing, rafting, rock climbing, stargazing, camp firing, and dancing! Over the last couple of years he has split time between the BVI, Arizona, California, and Alaska! He is excited to return for another summer with SC before hopefully moving down to the islands full time in the fall!

  • Erika Florian

    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.

  • Jason Hart

    Jason Hart

    Sail Caribbean Divers Dive Director
    Seventh Year

    Jason arrived in 2011 as a divemaster intern and spent four summers working for Sail Caribbean. He has since then joined the Sail Caribbean Divers team. Jason enjoys sailing and sports in his spare time.

  • Jen Borderud

    Jen Borderud

    Sail Caribbean Sail Staff Director
    Seventh Year

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Jen is a proud Southern Californian that refers to freeways and interstates by saying “the” and then a number. She has worked at Sail Caribbean since 2013 after doing the Echo Program as a college student in 2011. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College in Williamstown, MA and since graduation has made a pretty strong commitment to never having to experience winter ever again. She has worked in international, outdoor, and adventure education for almost seven years and shows no signs of going to med school like she always told her parents she would. She has led and managed surf programs in Costa Rica, study abroad semesters in Panama, and trail crews in various regions of America. She also boasts average competency on an acoustic guitar and she cannot play Freebird or Wonderwall. Going into her seventh season with Sail Caribbean, she still feels incredibly lucky to get to return to the BVI and the many friendly faces and places it holds. The saying holds true that there may indeed be nothing better in life than messing about on boats.

  • Julia Malone

    Julia Malone

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Third 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 mountain bikes, hiking trails, or snorkeling and diving oceans with family or friends, she learned that she needed to pursue a longterm life and career in the great outdoors. Julia is now finishing up two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida – 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 and translate the results into effective work for environmental nonprofit organizations. Returning for her third year at Sail Caribbean, Julia is excited for another summer full of sailing, diving, learning, and lots of adventures!!!

  • Keiley James

    Keiley James

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Second Year

    Atlanta, GA

    Keiley James is a second year mate/marine biologist at Sail Caribbean. She is originally from Atlanta Georgia, 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 the captain of the school’s offshore 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 people!

  • Kyra Benforte

    Kyra Benforte

    Sail Caribbean Provisions Manager
    Fourth Year

    New York City, NY

    Kyra grew up in New York City and graduated from the University of Richmond in Virginia in May. She joined us as a student on Bravo, Foxtrot, and Delta. For the past three summers Kyra was a Mate on both Tango and Foxtrot and a Provisions Manager for Foxtrot and Charlie, after completing the Echo college program. After the summer, she plans to spend time traveling and then begin her post-grad career.

  • Lakia "Kia" Frett

    Lakia “Kia” Frett

    Sail Caribbean BVI Office Assistant
    First Year

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Born in the USVI, Kia grew up on Tortola. She attended community college there to study biology, and then went away to University of Central Florida to study Health Service Administration. Returning to Tortola quite recently, Kia now spends her time going outside of her comfort zone as much as possible!

  • Luka Walshe

    Luka Walshe

    Sail Caribbean Fleet Captain
    Third Year

    Dublin, Ireland

    Luka is an outdoor instructor from Ireland. After studying Outdoor Adventure Management he has been traveling around the world working various jobs, from windsurf instructor, to wilderness canoe trip guide. Luka has been sailing and windsurfing for five years, in that time he has been chasing storms to windsurf all over Ireland and Cape Town, South Africa. The coming summer will be Luka’s third year with Sail Caribbean.

  • Luke Weller

    Luke Weller

    Sail Caribbean PADI Master Instructor
    First Year

    London, United Kingdom

    From good ol’ Blighty, Luke is one of our esteemed dive instructors. Having been a former accountant/financial strategist with seven years experience in multi-billion dollar conglomerates, he traded his fast paced, materialistic lifestyle for one of adventure above and below the aquatic wonder.  Every now and then, Luke likes to take a break and for a little trip such as cycling across continents or walking the length of countries.  In his spare time, Luke dabbles in soccer, golf, snowboarding, skydiving and rock climbing.

  • Mark Kennedy

    Mark Kennedy

    Sail Caribbean Program Director
    Fourth 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.

  • Melissa Pollard

    Melissa Pollard

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Second Year

    Bozeman, MT

    Melissa is joining us for her second season with Sail Caribbean after doing the Mate-In-Training program last summer. She 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 second year at Montana State University where she studies Exercise Science with the goal of going on to Perfusion School. This coming fall she is headed to University of Exeter, England to study abroad for a year and couldn’t be more excited to get back to her roots. Melissa is so excited for more salty adventures and to create unforgettable memories this summer!

  • Meredith Davies

    Meredith Davies

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Third Year

    Plainsboro, New Jersey

    Meredith lives in Memphis, Tennessee and is a rising senior at Rhodes College where she studies Environmental Studies and Political Science! In the fall she is looking forward to becoming the Rhodes College Recycling Coordinator. She is a member of the varsity swim team as well as a member of Tri Delta. She loves volunteering with Tri Delta’s philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 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 and has not wanted to leave the BVI since! She is thrilled to back at Sail Caribbean for another summer of fun! She loves encouraging students to find their love for the ocean and teaching students how to care for the environment. She is always ready for a dance party on board and will always have a Band-Aid!

  • Meredith Evridge

    Meredith Evridge

    Sail Caribbean Social Media Coordinator
    First Year

    Sequim, Washington

    Originally from Alaska. The name “Meredith” means Protector of the Sea, so she has never strayed too far from the ocean. She is looking forward to learning how to sail while she maintains Sail Caribbean’s social media and keeps all the parents in the loop. Meredith specializes in one way tickets to places she has never been, to live and work. So far, she has tried out Germany, Costa Rica, Laos, and the BVI (!) and she can’t wait to see where she ends up next. For the last year and a half, she has been a trip leader to high school students, working programs in Laos, Thailand and the US. She is currently working on her degree in Communications. She likes to be outside and feel the wind in her curls. She is curious about everyone she meets, which is why traveling has never gotten boring! 

  • Mia Altenau

    Mia Altenau

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Colorado

    Mia sailed for the first time on the Sail Caribbean Charlie program when she was fifteen. She enjoyed the experience so much that she returned the next year for the Delta program. Originally from Santa Clarita, California, Mia has always loved the ocean and the outdoors. Mia is a certified Rescue Diver and has had the privilege of scuba diving off the coast of California, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Mexico in addition to the BVIs. She is now a Junior at Colorado College where she skis, hikes, and whitewater kayaks. She plans to major in Feminist and Gender Studies and minor in Education. Mia loves working with teenagers and recently concluded a semester program where she coached students at a local high school in community outreach around a social justice issue of their choice. She is ecstatic about expanding her diving and sailing experience this summer and especially looks forward to welcoming kids like herself into the water world she loves so much.

  • 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 seventeen 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

    Mike Rowe

    Sail Caribbean Divers PADI Course Director
    Fifteenth 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

    Oliver Bierman-Lytle

    Sail Caribbean Marine Science Director
    Seventh Year

    Greenwich, CT

    Seventh Year!! After earning a Biology degree from Kenyon College, Oliver traveled 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 back country in VT. He 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. This is an effort to develop global conservation policies to protect these keystone species.

  • Olivia "Liv" Sen

    Olivia “Liv” Sen

    Sail Caribbean Divers PADI Open Water Instructor
    First Year

    Read Liv’s staff bio soon!

  • Riley Addison

    Riley Addison

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Northern California

    Growing up in California on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Riley has always known the outdoor life. His introduction to ocean sports began in the cold water of northern California. In the last two summers, his jobs on Catalina Island have included work as a kayak tour guide and working at a local SCUBA shop. Seven months were spent sailing an old schooner in the Bahamas, and he has sailed on two offshore transits. His hobbies include rock climbing, off-road cycling, diving and photography.

  • Sarah-Leigh Enticott

    Sarah-Leigh Enticott

    Sail Caribbean Captain
    Second Year

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Born and raised in the coastal town of Cape Town, South Africa, Sarah enjoyed sailing from a young age. This passion took her across the seas to the United Kingdom where she sails regularly and enjoys a life of adventure in the outdoors. With degrees in education and psychology, Sarah is a seasoned ‘people person’ and spends much of her time teaching and engaging with children. Sarah is happiest on a boat, exploring new places or simply spending time with friends around a ‘braai’.

  • Sophie Ferguson

    Sophie Ferguson

    Sail Caribbean Divers PADI Open Water Instructor
    Second Year

    Hong Kong

    Sophie is looking forward to meeting you underwater!

  • Stasia Babicki

    Stasia Babicki

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    New Jersey

    Growing up next to the beautiful Delaware River in rural NJ, Stasia has always been a fan of water and the natural world around her. Stasia moved to the warm south for college to sail, explore, and to always be able to go outside (even in the pouring rain). She just graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg Florida with a double major in Environmental Studies and Spanish. During her time in college, she became a WEMT for the college and joined the rugby team. At Eckerd, she has fallen in love with coastal wetlands and mangroves. She hopes to go to graduate school in the future for environmental philosophy and to teach others about the importance of the natural world. Stasia’s love for the ocean definitely grew when she was a camper at Sail Caribbean participating in the Foxtrot and Sierra clubs when she was younger and looks forward to inspiring campers just as she was inspired.

  • Stefan Visser

    Stefan Visser

    Mate
    First Year

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Hailing from Cape Town, Stefan is an avid traveler and trip leader that often finds himself off the beaten track learning about different cultures around the world. Laos has mostly been his base for the past three years, working with ethnic groups and taking on development initiatives. He likes to start his day with exercise and some yoga to set the day straight, and welcomes students to join. Even though he often finds himself climbing a crack in the mountains, he also loves the feeling when the wind catches the sails. He knows what possibilities it brings to see the world when one is self-sufficient on a vessel. He recently qualified as a rescue diver when exploring Tanzania in the pursuit to gain his Dive Masters in the near future. When he works with his students, he takes each participant’s experience to heart and quests to go the extra mile, ensuring that they walk away with an expanded skill set.

  • Tess Avery

    Tess Avery

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Boston, MA

    Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Tess has always loved the outdoors and the ocean. Her hobbies include skiing, painting, playing with dogs, and hammock-ing. She has been sailing since she was six, and has sailed competitively for her college team as well as taught sailing the past four summers. She is currently finishing her sophomore year as a marine science and astronomy major. She spent this past January on the Great Barrier Reef doing field work, and can’t wait to see what the Caribbean has in store. This is her first summer at Sail Caribbean and she is super excited to be a part of the adventure!

  • Tim Caruso

    Tim Caruso

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    Second 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. Recently, Tim has returned from a year of study at Leeds Trinity University in England. He has been working on a number of short film projects and is eager to start his final year of college in September.

  • Will Steward

    Will Steward

    Sail Caribbean Fleet Captain
    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.

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 Grant

Adam Grant

Operations

Adrian Debrah

Adrian Debrah

Captain

Allie Faulkner

Allie Faulkner

Provisions Manager Director

Andrew Arter

Andrew Arter

Fleet Captain

Anna Steinmetz

Anna Steinmetz

Mate

Ava Zockoll

Ava Zockoll

Mate

Brad Stephens

Brad Stephens

Operations

Callie Palumbo

Program Consultant

Carol Schwier

Carol Schwier

Travel Coordinator

Claire Lennarz

Claire Lennarz

Captain

Corri Hunt

Corri Hunt

Office Manager

Curtis Crooke

Curtis Crooke

Program Director

Daniella Debrah

Daniella Debrah

Provisions Manager/Mate

Eliot Faust

Eliot Faust

Program Director

Emily Graf

Emily Graf

Dive Coordinator

Emily Mussio

Emily Mussio

Captain

Erika Florian

Erika Florian

Captain

Garrett McQuiston

Garrett McQuiston

Captain

Jack Delaney

Jack Delaney

Captain

Jackie Bonfiglio

Jackie Bonfiglio

Mate

Jackie Musco

Jackie Musco

Head of Admissions & Family Relations

James "Ish" Alexander

James “Ish” Alexander

Captain

Erika Florian

James Catling

PADI Staff Instructor

Jason Hart

Jason Hart

Dive Director

Jen Borderud

Jen Borderud

Sail Staff Director

Julia Malone

Julia Malone

Mate

Keiley James

Keiley James

Captain

Kyra Benforte

Kyra Benforte

Provisions Manager

Lakia "Kia" Frett

Lakia “Kia” Frett

BVI Office Assistant

Luka Walshe

Luka Walshe

Fleet Captain

Luke Weller

Luke Weller

PADI Master Instructor

Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy

Program Director

Melissa Pollard

Melissa Pollard

Mate

Meredith Davies

Meredith Davies

Captain

Mia Altenau

Mia Altenau

Mate

Mike Liese

Mike Liese

Founder/Director

Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe

PADI Course Director

Oliver Bierman-Lytle

Oliver Bierman-Lytle

Marine Science Director

Olivia "Liv" Sen

Olivia “Liv” Sen

PADI Open Water Instructor

Riley Addison

Riley Addison

Mate

Sarah-Leigh Enticott

Sarah-Leigh Enticott

Captain

Sophie Ferguson

Sophie Ferguson

PADI Open Water Instructor

Stasia Babicki

Stasia Babicki

Mate

Stefan Visser

Stefan Visser

Mate

Tess Avery

Tess Avery

Mate

Tim Caruso

Tim Caruso

Mate

Will Steward

Will Steward

Fleet Captain