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  • Augustus Johnson

    Sail Caribbean Mate

    St. Croix, USVI

    Augustus Johnson is a rising sophomore at Temple University where he is majoring in Marketing with a minor in Sports Management. Augustus was born in Winston-Salem North Carolina where he grew up until he was 16. He then moved to St Croix in the US Virgin Islands where he finished high school and currently lives. Augustus is an experienced Scuba Diver and has his advanced open water certification along with a deep diver specialty. He was a student at Sail Caribbean for three summers and this is his first summer working at Sail Caribbean as a Mate.  He is very excited to make new memories in the BVI.

  • Callie Wilks

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Callie is from Cincinnati, Ohio and currently attends The Ohio State University as a business major. She discovered her passion for the ocean through Sail Caribbean as she attended the program for 2 years. Through the program, she found a love for diving and has gotten her advance certificate through Sail Caribbean. During the summer Callie loves to hang out with family and her two dogs on the lake. Some of the activities she loves to do are wakeboard, paddleboard, fishing, and kayak. She is so excited about this amazing summer.

  • Ebba Gustafsson

    Sail Caribbean Mate PADI Open Water Instructor
    First Year

    Gothenburg, Sweden

    Ebba is joining us for her first summer in the BVI. She grew up in a seaside town in Sweden and has spent every summer on the water. She has always had a passion for diving, sailing and the outdoors.

    Ebba has worked as a Sail Instructor, during the summers, for the past seven years and has been diving since the age of 14. After graduating high school she has been traveling and working within healthcare, on preschools, on a cruise ship and on an aquatic environment consultancy company among other things. She did her Divemaster in Indonesia and in 2019/2020 Ebba worked as a Dive Instructor in Costa Rica.

  • Emilia Dell’Antonio

    Sail Caribbean Mate

    Providence, RI

    Emilia is a rising senior at Brown University, where she studies Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with plans to pursue a career in marine biology field research. At Brown, she studies biodiversity in coral reefs in Easter Island and the Galapagos and hopes to apply this research to inform conservation efforts for reefs across the globe. Emilia grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island and has been sailing on Narragansett Bay through the Herreshoff Marine Museum since she was a young girl, where her passion for the ocean took root. Recently, she has developed a love for off-shore sailing after working on a Hinckley 52 in Newport and from Florida to Rhode Island with a friend last summer. Emilia’s other interests volleyball, film photography, painting, and making friendship bracelets. She can’t get down to Tortola this summer and is excited to spend time in the warm Caribbean

  • Hanna von Bernthal

    Sail Caribbean Mate

    Phoenix, AZ

    Hanna grew up running around the vast dunes and forested shores of the beautiful Great-Lakes-State of Michigan. Naturally, her passion for the outdoors started at a young age. From sailing to snowboarding, or mountain biking to backpacking – if it’s in the Great Outdoors, you’ll find Hanna there! She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan with a focus on Ecology, and she spent a semester in New Zealand where she was able to focus her studies on Marine Biology (with a particular affinity for humpback whales, because who doesn’t have an affinity for whales??). She has 6 years of experience as a sailing instructor at a summer camp in Northern Michigan, as well as 3 years of experience as a teens’ snowboard instructor at Vail Mountain in Colorado. In addition to spending time outdoors, Hanna loves to travel, cook, sip coffee, watch sunset, sing, and play guitar. She can’t wait to share her passions with the rest of her crew!

  • Hannah Murphy

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Easton, MD

    Hannah is finishing her second year at Tulane University and is so thrilled to be joining the Sail Caribbean staff this summer. Hannah plans to major in Sociology with a minor in Teaching, Learning, & Training. She currently works with kids at a local program in New Orleans during the school year, she is excited to continue surrounding herself with the energy of young teens. Hannah grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she spent most of her time out on boats with friends, either sailing, paddleboarding, tubing, or wakeboarding. During the summers, Hannah worked as a lifeguard and camp counselor. Hannah’s parents met and spent many of their post-college years working for Sail Caribbean, she is excited to be following in their footsteps. Hannah’s other interests include hiking, photography, snorkeling, and riding horses.

  • Henry Joslin-Davis

    Sail Caribbean Mate Mate-In-Training
    First Year

    Atherton, CA

  • John DeBuysser

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Glen Arbor, Michigan

    John DeBuysser is an avid diver. He grew up in Indiana and now calls Michigan home. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology-Environmental Studies at Whitman College in Washington. Since college his focus is in tropical marine ecology and scientific diving, and has been fortunate to study and work in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, US Virgin Islands, and the Turks & Caicos Islands. John is excited to work with Sail Caribbean this summer and show campers the amazing underwater world of the British Virgin Islands.

  • Natalie Pemberton

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    New York, New York

    Natalie is a current freshman at the University of Miami majoring in Marine Affairs with a minor in Ecosystem Science and Policy. She is a Sail Caribbean alum and this is her first summer as a staff member! She loves diving and is an ocean documentary enthusiast. Having moved around a lot in her childhood, living in Atlanta, England, Princeton, and now New York City, Natalie loves traveling and meeting new people! Natalie will be working with us as a part of the Mate-In-Training program. She is excited for all of the adventures and cant wait to make unforgettable memories this summer!

  • Nicolas Lennarz

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Williamsberg, VA

    Nic is a rising third year student at the University of Virginia where he is majoring in Economics.  When he’s not doing schoolwork, Nic enjoys playing soccer and hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Growing up near the Chesapeake Bay, Nic spent his summers competing in sailing regattas all over the East Coast.  He also spends weekends sailing with his parents on their twenty-six-foot Herreshoff Alerian. Besides sailing, Nic enjoys boating, wakeboarding, and throwing frisbees for his Australian Cattle Dog.  Nic is looking forward to meeting all the new students and sharing his passion for sailing.

  • Sara Swett

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Glen Ridge, NJ

    Sara has loved the ocean for as long as she can remember. She has gone sailing with her family in the Long Island Sound every summer since she was a toddler and learned how to sail Sunfish, Lasers, and 420s in the Delaware Bay when she was 10 years old. She went on to teach beginner sailing for the Lewes Yacht Club sailing camp in her summers during high school. Sara is a recent graduate of the University of Maine where she received her bachelor’s degree in Marine Sciences with a concentration in Marine Biology. She is passionate about ocean conservation and sustainability, and her favorite animal is the whale shark! Other than sailing and going to the beach, Sara loves yoga, cooking, skiing, and art. This is her first year with Sail Caribbean and she is looking forward to an amazing summer and can’t wait to meet you all!

  • Tara Lang

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Tara is from Cincinnati, Ohio, but now lives in Columbus. She has just finished her freshman year at the Ohio State University and her intended major is Environmental Engineering. She loves marine biology and is excited to kick off the summer with Sail Caribbean! Always having a passion for traveling, she cannot stay away from the ocean. Tara also has been a crew member for two summers at Sail Caribbean where she earned her Advanced Scuba Certification. She is eager to further her education and earn her Dive Master one day. Overall, she is looking forward to learning the ins and outs of what it takes to be a successful mate.

  • Tim Caruso

    Sail Caribbean Mate Divemaster
    Third 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.

  • Timothy Outwater

    Sail Caribbean Mate
    First Year

    Millbrook, New York

    Growing up in coastal Maine and Upstate New York, Tim has always had a love for the outdoors. In high school, he spent his summers working for the Fresh Air Fund, a non-profit that brings kids from low-income communities in New York City to the Hudson Valley for free summer camp. He has gained great experience working with kids by coaching recreational lacrosse and basketball. Tim is passionate about teaching and recently graduated from the University of Maine where he studied Elementary Education. He loves to ski and snowboard in the winter and has been to mountains all over New England. In the summer, he enjoys boating, fishing, and golfing, and recently found a new love for sailing in the Gulf of Maine. Tim is thrilled to be joining the Sail Caribbean team this year and is so excited to meet everyone and start exploring the BVI!

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!

Augustus Johnson

Mate

Callie Wilks

Mate

Ebba Gustafsson

Mate PADI Open Water Instructor

Emilia Dell’Antonio

Mate

Hanna von Bernthal

Mate

Hannah Murphy

Mate

Henry Joslin-Davis

Mate Mate-In-Training

John DeBuysser

Mate

Natalie Pemberton

Mate

Nicolas Lennarz

Mate

Sara Swett

Mate

Tara Lang

Mate

Tim Caruso

Mate Divemaster

Timothy Outwater

Mate