Meet Out Crew
Wendy was born and raised in Southern California. While going to College and University for her degrees, she worked on a yacht in Newport Beach. Wendy worked her way up in the deck department from a no-stripe deckhand to the vessel’s first mate. She earned her US Coast Guard endorsed license as Master 100GRT Near Coastal in 2016.
At the end of 2016, Wendy and her spouse moved to Tampa. Since then she has acquired experience in passenger vessels and increased her licensing to include vessels up to 200GRT.
“There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ship are friendships, and may they always be.”
Shannon, born and raised in East Tennessee, moved to Tampa in 1996. Her passion and love for the water and boating started at a very young age as she grew up working at her family’s marina on Boone Lake in Johnson City, TN. After moving to Tampa, Shannon decided to take on the role as a stay at home mom for her two children; now twenty-four-year-old son, Tripp, and twenty-two-year-old daughter, Sunni. Moreover, she also owned multiple businesses during this time. After her children entered high school, Shannon decided that she wanted to seek her passion for the water. Her father and brother had become captains and encouraged her to do the same. The inspiration from her brother and father, coupled with the idea that she would be a minority in the field, instilled her yearning to pursue her dream of becoming a captain. Shannon now holds a USCG 50 Ton Master Captains license with over forty-five years of experience in the Marine Industry and is currently working towards her 200 Ton license.
Ashley is recent college graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in criminology. Ashley has always had a passion for boating and water, in the next few months she will be pursuing a career in the Navy. Ashley just got engaged and excited to make wedding plans that include her energetic Australian Shepherd who loves to play.