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British Virgin Islands - 2019, Session 1

Staff Update: Day 1

Location: West End, Tortola

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Summer is here. We are so excited for the three-week long adventure that is about to begin. For the past few days, the entire ActionQuest staff has been working tirelessly to prepare the fleet for the upcoming session. Two Ghosts, our home for the next few weeks, has been stuffed to the gills with food, water, and fuel in preparation for our students’ arrival. We cannot express how stoked we are to sail away on our next adventure with a whole new group of incredible students!

Here is an introduction to the crew of Two Ghosts:

Matt- Skipper/MPIC (not pictured)

Matt was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Matt’s love for diving began after he completed an ActionQuest trip as a shipmate in 2009, and his love for sailing came after a semester aboard S/Y Argo as a shipmate in 2012. He now holds certifications as an MCA Master of Yachts 200 Ton, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and MCA Medical Person in Charge. Since 2014 he has spent his summers working with the AQ team and now has joined the GXG main office in Sarasota, Florida.

Alisa- Dive Instructor/Mate
Alisa was raised in Florida and has never been far from the water. She was a competitive swimmer for nine years and had been diving since she was sixteen. Her passion for scuba and the underwater world has only increased over the years. Alisa studied ecotourism in college and became a PADI scuba instructor in 2014. She has spent the last five years traveling and teaching scuba but most recently spent time in the Pacific Northwest teaching preschool. Alisa enjoys being outside as much as possible whether it’s hiking, swimming, or diving, and has a huge passion for experiential education. This is her fifth year working with the Global Expeditions Group family, and she is more than excited to continue this adventure!

Ella- Mate/Wilderness First Responder
Ella was raised in Savage, MN. She joined ActionQuest in as a shipmate in 2015 and returned for three more summers. During the school year, she attends Bentley University in Boston where she is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Growing up, she spent her summers on a remote island in Canada, which sparked her love of the water and sailing. When she is not scuba diving, she enjoys skiing, swimming, and watching sports. Ella is a PADI Divemaster and Wilderness First Responder.