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British Virgin Islands - 2018, Session 3

Staff Update Day 1

Location: West End, Tortola

George, Isabel, and Sean are so excited to meet all twelve of their new shipmates and welcome them aboard High on the Breeze. The trio have been working hard to prep the boat for their shipmate's arrival, and fill those empty cabins! Yesterday George and Isabel stocked our boat with delicious snacks and treats, while Sean gave a final check to our dinghy Rango. Waterskis and wakeboard equipment have been loaded up and all the final checks have been completed. George, Sean, and Isabel cannot wait to get our new shipmates on board and start our session three adventure on the water.

Here is an introduction to the crew of High In The Breeze:

George- Skipper

Born in the northern suburbs of Chicago, George spent his early years learning to sail and race on Lake Michigan and the inland lakes of Wisconsin. He spent his high school years racing on his high school sailing team, and his summers coaching youth sailing teams for his local yacht club. He has recently graduated Miami University in Oxford Ohio, majoring in Business Management and Leadership. After slowing down his sailboat racing at the end of high school, he decided to join Seamester on their recent fall trip as a way to take a break from business school and get back into sailing, where he started on his 200-ton Yacht Master training and completed in the spring of 2017. After having such a great time with Seamester aboard Argo, he realized his passion for teaching sailing and working onboard boats, which has led him to ActionQuest. George’s passions include finding and listening to good music, cooking good food, and any activity having to do with wind, he can get into.

Isabel- Dive Instructor/Mate

Isabel (or Izzy) is an Open Water Scuba Instructor hailing from Canada. After joining AQ as a shipmate for 3 summers she’s excited to be back as part of the staff! Isabel has spent time working as a scuba instructor in Greece and has done plenty of diving in Honduras. She is currently in her fourth year of a BSc in Marine Biology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and is interested in all things sustainable. Other than diving Isabel loves camping or hiking… and she’s always on the search for a good pun!

Sean - Mate

Shaun’s passions for adventure and exploration were sparked at a young age through frequent camping trips in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and surfing trips in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Through a variety of jobs in the realms of education, marine science, and adventure guiding, Shaun has sought to broaden not only his own horizons but also the horizons of his students through immersive and experiential education. Currently, Shaun aims to inspire environmental awareness, conservation, and stewardship in the marine ecosystem by combining his interests in photography, journalism, and media.