Staff Update Day 1
Location: West End, Tortola
Anna Captain Beeezie McBee and I have been down here in the British Virgin Islands for about a week now getting everything set up for Session 1 and eagerly awaiting the arrival of our shipmates. Some highlights of the past week have been meeting all the other Lifeworks and ActionQuest staff (both new and returning) who are super excited to be here for the summer; preparing for all our Lifeworks projects and preparing for life on board through intensive staff training, and settling into our beautiful 46 catamaran- Rangitoto Too. Setup has been a lot of fun, but Anna and I are really excited about when our shipmates arrive so we can get out on the water and start doing our projects! Anna and I are pumped to be sailing together because we had a great time as crew-mates last year as well. As amazing as last year was, however, we're both confident that this year will be even better!
Here is an introduction to the crew of Rangitoto Too:
Anna is from small-town Siler City, North Carolina, and graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Marine Sciences. She was a shipmate on ActionQuest for two summers and a student on Sea|mester, sailing Argo from the BVI to Tahiti in the spring of 2013. She then headed to the BVI for her first summer working for Lifeworks and ActionQuest. She has her MCA Master of Yachts Limited and is a PADI Rescue Diver. After working with REEF Environmental Education Foundation in the Florida Keys this past winter, she is excited to come back to Lifeworks for another summer!
David was born in Louisiana but spent most of his life in New Jersey, where he currently attends Princeton University. David has loved sailing since he was nine and has been an avid diver since the age of 10. He was introduced to ActionQuest when he was 13. Since then, he has spent several summers as a shipmate with AQ in the BVIs, one on S/Y Argo in the Mediterranean, and one with Lifeworks International in Ecuador. David just finished his first year of college and is looking forward to his second year working with Lifeworks in the BVIs.