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Meet Our 2018 Alpha 3 Adventure Leadership Team

By wpdev July 23, 2018

Eliot Faust
Program Director

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.

Andrew Arter
Fleet Captain

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.

Trace Olson
Provisions Manager

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!

Adrian Debrah
Captain of Kiribati

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.

Sarah Enticott
Captain of Tintoret

Meet Sarah soon!



Luka Walshe
Captain of Meursault

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.

Andrew Dyer
Mate of Kiribati

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
Mate of Tintoret

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!


Melissa Pollard
Mate of Meursault

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!

Jess Michael
Rotating Mate 

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!

The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.