CREW FOR 2019/20 SEASON
Captain: Michael Wilson
Chef: Casey Strickland
Michael was born and raised in Texas and grew up loving the outdoors with his dad taking him on countless hiking, canoeing, and camping adventures. He graduated from TCU with a masters in accounting and finance undergrad degree and then worked in Oil & Gas in Houston. After working in the corporate world for five years he decided to make a change and enjoy the outdoors through sailing as a career! He previously fell in love with sailing while in the BVIs and Southern Caribbean and then completed his RYA Yachtmaster in the UK in 2018 and has worked weekly charters in Croatian since. When away from sailing he is exploring new parts of the world, meeting new people, and eating as many new cuisines he can find! Michael has his RYA 200hr Yoga Certification too so if you're up for a little yoga on charter, this is the vessel for you.
Casey, born and raised in Florida, has always been happiest when on the water. After specializing in hospitality and event management at the University of Florida, she worked at luxury, all-inclusive golf resorts before transitioning into residential real estate. After years of the work grind, she decided adventure was waiting for her. She left behind the “norm” and caught the travel bug - bad! In the past
three years, she’s traveled to over 35 countries experiencing the kindness of strangers, new cultures and all things food!
She is a foodie through and through and her passion for food began at a young age always cooking and baking with her mom in the kitchen. She loves incorporating all different cuisines and focuses on cooking fresh and healthy dishes incorporating local delicacies with the freshest produce. She’s been a chef and hostess in the Mediterranean and is thrilled to be able to provide her passion for food and service to you in the beautiful Caribbean.
Michael and Casey first worked together in Croatia on charters and clicked as a sailing and cooking dynamic duo! They are excited to bring their guest experience to the Virgin Islands and hope you will join them for an unforgettable trip among some of the most beautiful islands in the world!