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Meet Our 2018 Delta 1 Adventure Leadership Team

By wpdev June 23, 2018

Curtis Crooke
Program Director/Fleet Captain

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.

Lindsay Walsh
Provisions Manager

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!

Garrett McQuiston
Captain of Galilee

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!

Erika Florian
Captain of Fidji

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.

Keiley James
Mate of Galilee

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!

Emily Mussio
Mate of Fidji

Meet Moose soon!



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.