Oui Cherie
Crew profile

Captain: Travis Krueger (USA)
Chef/Captain: Missy Kom (USA)

Captain: Travis Krueger
Capt Travis discovered his love of the water growing up on the Great Lakes of Michigan. Sailing, fishing, and water skiing were his childhood passions. When those same lakes froze in the wintertime, Travis honed his competitive edge playing Ice Hockey and varsity Swimming. When it was time for him to break from his midwestern roots, Travis joined the United States Navy’s Nuclear Engineering Program. While serving for Uncle Sam he soon discovered the awesome undersea world of SCUBA diving. After his service in the Navy, Travis went on to study at the University of Connecticut and bartend his way through college. His outgoing personality combined with his military attention to detail helped him excel in the world of hospitality management.

Travis managed and opened a number of restaurants and hotels throughout New England before he decided to investigate the sunny Caribbean. Travis has lived here in the Virgin Islands for over 16 years. During his time here, he has placed a signature cocktail on the menu of the famous Duffy’s Love Shack.

Travis has taught sailing and windsurfing to the guests of a major resort. He has captained the performance daysail catamaran Daydreamer around the US and British islands. For years Travis has been a SCUBA instructor and dive boat captain at the island’s best dive shops even distinguishing himself as “The Face of Redhook Diving” on area billboards. Two years ago Travis found his co-captain and best mate, Missy Kom. The two of them have been running excellent charter adventures aboard a luxury catamaran. Basically, Living The Dream!

Chef/Captain: Missy Kom
Captain Missy’s love for the Caribbean began more than 20 years ago when she left her hometown of East Hampton, NY to move to St John, USVI. She became a dive instructor in 2000 and is one of the highest ranked instructors in all of the Virgin Islands. With over 8,000 dives under her belt, Missy takes the sport to a new level. From beginner divers to experienced divers, Missy educates you on everything from diving techniques to learning about the incredible marine life of the Caribbean. Missy became a day boat Captain in 2004. From running dive charters and island hopping around the US and BVI, Missy knows every remote spot so you can relax and disconnect in this Caribbean paradise.

Growing up in East Hampton, NY Missy had the honor of working with some incredible Chefs and Entertainers. Among those, Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa. This fortunate experience help move her in the direction of creating delicious and elegant food. She also spent several years working at the famous celebrity haunt, Nick & Toni’s restaurant. Another honor to work with many  talented James Beard Award winning chefs. In 2007 Missy passed The Court of Masters Sommelier Exam to become a certified Wine Sommelier. Missy loves to explore the wine world by doing weekly wine and cheese pairings with her quests.

Missy is truly living the dream diving, sailing, creating culinary masterpieces while drinking great wine in paradise.