MEET US-TEAM PROFILES
Position:Owner Manager of Sydney Harbour Escapes
Qualifications and Experience:Coxwain- Master5, Australian Yachting Federation Instructor, Open Water Diving Qualifications. 22yrs Hotelier. Has been sailing with a passion since childhood, Completed many sailing trips in Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Greece, Spain and the Carribean,. Recently, bareboat sailed in Tonga and swam with humpback whales.
Quirks:Too Many! Hates sand in food. Known by his friends to do everything to the MAX! A purveyor of fine Aussie sayings.
Interests: Travelling, cooking, diving, anything outdoors.
Position:Marketing and Creative Manager
Responsibilities:Still Too Many!
Qualifications and Experience: Fine Artist/Painter/Printmaker, Drawing lecturer at NIDA, UNSW; Coordinator Fine Arts Dept, North Coast Institute of TAFE, Artist and Marketing, Human Relations Dept, NSW Dept of Education, Business Owner. Lured into the boating business by.. guess who. Experience bare boat sailing in Australia, Tonga and the Mediterranean.
Quirks:Married to Dom Coleman!
Interests: Travelling, creative, bush, beach and water pursuits.
Position: Corporate Sales & Marketing
Responsibilities:Corporate event sales and coordination, marketing.
Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor of Business (UTS), 8 years experience working in the events industry, stint on a boat in Ibiza for a summer, as well as working in London and Paris.
Quirks: No quirks here!
Interests: Travelling, being wined and dined on fabulous boats.
Position: Events Coordinator
Responsibilities: Customer service, sales & bookings
Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor of Communication Studies (Theatre & Media Studies) at Charles Sturt University. Worked in various theatre productions and festivals (including Peats Ridge & Sydney Festival)
Quirks: Name makes for great puns
Interests: Theatre, social media, reading and the internet.
Position: Events and Sales Coordinator
Responsibilities: Customer service, sales & bookings
Qualifications and Experience: BA (Hons) Events Management. Has worked with The MotivAction Group in the UK for three years, organising Conferences, Award Evenings and Team Building activities.
Quirks: Don't mess with this girl - she even puts chilli in her breakfast! Has won distinction awards for chilli eating competitions.
Interests: Travelling, fitness, socialising, dancing and many more.
Position: Boat maintenance and general purpose hand.
Responsibilities: Boat cleaning, detailing and maintenance.
Qualifications and Experience: New to the industry but have a boat license. Studying for my coxswain and should have it by the end of the summer!
Quirks: Just want to have fun!
Interests: Game fishing, diving, wakeboarding and mountain biking.
Position: Skipper and boat maintenance
Responsibilities: Skippering, Customer Service, Boat Cleaning, Detailing & Maintenance
Qualifications and Experience: Yachtmasters, has sailed the Pacific
Quirks:Enthusiastic about EVERYTHING (especially sailing and the ladies)
Interests: Sailing, Travelling, Becoming Incredibly Wealthy
Position: Seawind Skipper & DTG Decky
Qualifications and Experience: Coxswain and YA sailing instructor, Carpenter/Builder. "Jack of all trades, master of a small vessel".
Of a Danish heritage with Viking blood in his veins, Guy has been sailing since childhood (some say he still is a child). Since immigrating to Australia, he has volunteered as a Coast Guard for 10 years, cruised the East Coast extensively on his 35' Ketch, has explored many NSW rivers and lakes in small boats and canoes and generally had a great time on the water! Various passengers including Auckland to Sydney and Darwin to Singapore, UK Canal system, deliveries East along the Australian Coast.
Quirks: Guy is a great cook and he can ride a unicycle. He once worked in a circus!
Interests: History of Sydney Harbour and birthplace of our modern nation. the arts ballet, Yoga, bush walking and stuff that floats.
Responsibilities:Skippering, Boat Preparations, Customer service.
Qualifications and Experience:Master 5 MED3, Yacht Owner, 2010 Formula Ford NSW State Champion!
Quirks:Loves a Party!
Interests:Motor Racing, Music, the Arts, Stock Market, Dance Parties, Sailing, Sailing, Sailing
Responsibilities:General Skippering, Corporate Racing
Qualifications and Experience: Master 5 Skipper,has done much international sailing.SBS Accountant, TAFE Teacher
Quirks:Lateral thinker-still working on how to cut out all paperwork!
Interests: Sailing, Sailing, Sailing.
Responsibilities: Making sure everyone has a safe but perfect day on the harbour.
Qualifications and Experience: Master 5 Marine Certificate, Marine Engine Driver 3 Certificate (MED3), Open water diving ticket, Flotilla Skipper - Greek Islands - Croatia. Sailed many deliveries up and down the Australian coast, sailed to Lord Howe island and back.
Interests: Travelling, swimming, flying (paragliders), bike riding and being active.
Position:Skipper, power and sail.
Responsibilities:General Skippering, corporate racing and teambuilding.
Qualifications and Experience:Qualified Coxwain. An experienced boaty, Chris has worked with boats from the age of 12 yrs. He has worked with the Maritime Museum, NSW TAFE and has skippered NSW Maritime vessels during the Sydney Olympics. His international experience includes sailing in the Greek Islands and Turkey.
Quirks: His nickname "Mr Happy" says everything!
Interests: Photography; French classes, Chris loves nothing better than mucking around in all types of boats.
Position:Most Likely Future Skipper
Responsibilities:First mate duties, rope handling and rope shows. Don't be surprised if he wants to sail single handed!
Qualifications and Experience:9 yrs boating experience, especially good at helming.Mini-me of Dom
Quirks: Needs outdoor therapy to be sane.
Interests: Boats, surfing, skateboarding, soccer, old western movies.
Position:Possible Future Skipper
Responsibilities:Making mischief and keeping everyone from getting too serious.
Qualifications and Experience:8 yrs boating experience.
Quirks: Resident joker and who can climb like a monkey- any place, any height..
Interests:Acrobatics, jumping, surfing, soccer, trumpet, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate