Jay was born and raised in the charming southern town of Athens, GA (filled with football, fine foods and great music) and graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. In 2007 he had the opportunity to try scuba diving for the first time and was hooked instantly. Shortly following his first dive he worked his way up to earning both PADI & SSI Scuba Instructor ratings and has led trips all of the Caribbean & southern United States in places like the Bahamas, Cozumel, Key Largo, Cayman Islands, and more. Jay’s sense of adventure, enthusiasm for the ocean & passion has allowed him to work all through the Caribbean, on tall ships around the US (including the San Juan Islands) & ultimately lead him to Action Quest in 2017. Over the past year Jay has helped with S/Y Ocean Star’s & S/Y Argo’s refit periods as well as sailing both boats from Antigua to Florida (accumulating over 6000 sea miles along the way). When Jay’s not above or below the water you’ll find him hiking, camping, cooking and playing the didgeridoo. He is excited to get back down to the British Virgin Islands and share his passion for the ocean with all of his new shipmates!