Captain: Michael Wilson
Michael was born and raised in Texas and grew up loving the outdoors with his dad taking him on countless hiking, canoeing, and camping adventures. After university and working in the corporate world for five years, he decided to make a change and enjoy the outdoors through sailing as a career! He started off his sailing career in the Mediterranean and now calls the Caribbean home. He also loves the underwater world and earned his Divemaster in Cozumel followed by his Instructor License in Roatan. His favorite fish is the porcupine fish so you will see him frantically point each one out when you go diving! When away from sailing he is exploring new parts of the world, meeting new people, and eating as many new cuisines he can find!
–Interests: Hiking, Diving, Cooking, Reading, Finding the next board sport to wipeout in.
-RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
-USCG 100T Masters License
-PADI Dive Instructor
-AEC 1 & 2
Chef: Casey Strickland
Casey, born and raised in Florida, has always been happiest when on the water. After specializing in hospitality and event management at the University of Florida, she worked at luxury, private golf resorts before transitioning into residential real estate. After years of the work grind, she decided adventure was waiting for her. She left behind the “norm ” and caught the travel bug-bad! Before deciding to call the Caribbean home, she was a nomad traveling the world experiencing the kindness of strangers, new cultures, and all things food!
She is a foodie through and through and her passion for food began at a young age always cooking and baking with her mom in the kitchen. She loves incorporating all different cuisines and has a passion for how food can bring people together. She has been a full-time yacht chef in the Mediterranean and Caribbean since 2019. To hone her skills, she’s attended Ashburton Culinary Academy in England and Superyacht Culinary Academy in South Africa
-Ashburton Culinary Academy Yacht Chef Certificate
-Superyacht Culinary Academy Advanced Certificate in Galley Competence
-Superyacht Culinary Academy Assessment for IYT Galley Chef Accreditation
-Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
-Certified Rescue Scuba Diver