Austin has always had a love for the water. Growing up on a lake in rural North Carolina and spending his summers in Charleston, South Carolina where he grew his enthusiasm for the outdoors and boating. After many years spent on the inland waters of the east coast, he decided to take this passion to another level. During college he took a summer break to attain his skippers license through the RYA in Cape-town, South Africa. He finished up his environmental studies degree at the University of Colorado and moved back to Charleston where he continued his outdoor adventures particularly yachting. He served as an assistant dock master at a local yacht harbor and in his free time sailed several different vessels both power and sailing. During this time, he also obtained his USCG Masters 100ton license.
Austin has always been what his Friends describe as personable, fun loving, and enthusiastic in his endeavors. Growing up he built relationships with people through the hospitality side of his family. He loves to tackle things head on and has always had an adventurous spirit such as camping, sailing, fly fishing, and backpacking. His love for hospitality and adventure are what brings him to the Caribbean islands. Hoping to share his love for these things while making new lifelong relationships.
Austin’s second passion is hospitality, growing up in a family that owns and operates a hospitality group. He can’t wait to combine these two passions chartering in the Caribbean.
Leah is a bubbly, easy going girl who grew up in the Central Valley of northern California. Spending most of her summers in Santa Cruz, she loves to spend her time doing all things outdoors, while also setting some time aside for a quick dip in the ocean.
Leah comes from an Italian background and grew up with the importance of social gatherings and good food. She has been cooking in the kitchen with her family since she was little, from following her family pasta sauce recipe step by step, to other well-kept delicious secrets.
She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder majoring in Biology, and this is where she met Austin. She immediately took advantage of skiing, hiking, and camping. While Leah took various types of science courses at Boulder, she realized she had picked up a profound love for nutrition and learning to cook for various diets and preferences!
She has recently become a Certified Nutrition Consultant, accredited by AFPA (American Fitness Professionals Association). She has also attended Ashburton Academy for a Certificate in Culinary Arts, as well as a Level Two Award in Cookery Skills in England.
Quality hospitality is as important to them as the plated food presented to you. With Leah’s nutrition, cooking skills and Italian family culture and Austin’s family hospitality background and yachting skills they look forward to sharing their love for the water, knowledge of the environment, they hope to encompass all their past experiences to create lasting relationships and a hospitable, yet adventurous experience for all guests in the Caribbean.