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British Virgin Islands - 2015, Session 1

Staff Update Day 1

Location: West End, Tortola

It's hard to believe that summer is starting already. For some of the staff down here in the BVI, this is the time of year we've been working towards and looking forward to since we left last August. We've spent the year reflecting on our incredible experience last summer and thinking about how we can make this time around even better. The boats are loaded, the staff is excited, our partners and projects are ready for us - the only thing left is to get to know each other and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Here is an introduction to the crew of Kes Kat:
Elliot- skipper
Elliot was born in Southern California and has since lived in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida, where he currently resides. While a student at New College of Florida, Elliot spent his spring semester with Sea|mester and sailed throughout the Caribbean on S/Y Argo. Elliot joined ActionQuest in 2011 and works as a captain and program director with both the ActionQuest and Lifeworks BVI programs. Elliot loves traveling and meeting new people, and is ecstatic to have a profession that allows him to do both.
Jamie- EMT/mate
Jamie was raised in Colorado but now attends Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she studies Marine Biology. She is an avid scuba diver and traveler, and recently returned from 3 months in India. She a National Registry EMT and is a PADI Emergency First Response Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor. Along with sailing, diving, and volunteering, Jamie enjoys photography, snowboarding, and spending time with her three dogs.
Jessica- mate
Jessica started out as a participant on an ActionQuest trip back in 2011. After that life-changing experience, she decided that this is what she wanted to do and has pursued a career in outdoor education ever since. She has since earned a Wilderness First Aid certificate and gained valuable experience working as a raft guide on the American River, working with kids of all ages and abilities. She has a passion for travel as well as helping students to realize their full potential and become strong, confident leaders!