Captain Paul grew up fishing and hunting in the woods of Wisconsin. After Graduating high school my sense of adventure took over and I left for Florida, where I worked at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, one of the highest rated 5 star hotels in world. Working at the Ritz taught me the high standards of customer service that I bring with me to yachting. While living in Florida my love of the sea grew, I learned to dive and started taking photography course. After a few years in Florida I left for Chattanooga Tennessee to open a restaurant.
In Tennessee I joined the National Guard serving as a gunner on an Abrams tanks. When not working at my restaurant or training with the Guard I would spend my time hiking through the Smoky Mountains having hiked over 300 miles of the Appalachian trail. After years of working and hiking the sea started calling my name again, I applied for the Marine biology program at the University of the Virgin Islands and moved to the island and purchased my first sailboat an Endeavor 37 2015. During my time At UVI studying marine Biology I was able to intern for Oceans Research in South Africa for a summer working with great white sharks and whales. After graduating I combined my love of the ocean and sailing and started working on yachts traveling from Grenada to Boston.
I can’t wait to make you an amazing cocktail and share with you my love of the sea while we are moored in a beautiful bay here in the USVI.
Hi, I'm Zoe! I am a dual citizen of Canada and the US, and grew up on a 48-foot wooden sailboat. We sailed the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, the West and East Coasts of the US & Canada, Central America, Colombia, and finally from British Columbia through the Panama Canal to Nova Scotia where I went to high school. It was while sailing that I discovered my love and passion for food. At age 12 I began cooking dinner for my family each night. I then attended the Culinary Institute of Canada and graduated with a 2 year diploma in Culinary Arts.
My first job upon graduation was on St John, USVI at a restaurant called Ocean362. I lived there for about 8 months and then left the island right before Irma and Maria hit. Since then, I have worked at several other fine dining restaurants and bakeries in cities such as West Palm Beach, Nantucket, & San Diego and landed at my last job which was chef on an 88-foot charter sport fishing boat. I’m no stranger to the ocean, and combining my love of food and being on the water makes a job not even seem like one at times! I look forward to welcoming guests aboard!