As an experienced boat captain and waterman, having completed over 300 successful charters in the USVI, I strive to make sure that all of my guests leave with an experience of a lifetime and a smile on their faces. When I'm not sailing I enjoy surfing, spearfishing, free diving, working on my personal sailboat, and meeting new people. Going outside and feeling the rush of adrenaline is something I could never give up, I’ll always find ways to keep my heart pumping! I grew up on the water, but my first time sailing was in the BVI during my teenage years. Discovering a new, more natural form of transportation, I left the islands mesmerized. I was left starving for adventure until I was able to leave my hometown in Maryland and booked an ASA catamaran sailing course based out of St. Thomas. Falling in love all over again, I then began to work as a sailing yacht technician on 44'-70' yachts to learn as much as I could. Months later I purchased my very own 40’ sailboat, made a name for myself in the local community, and started living my dream. With my USCG Master Near Coastal captain’s license and years of experience and knowledge, I’m excited to spread my love for adventure and the islands to all guests I welcome aboard!
Hailing from the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland, Stacy has always been drawn to living by the water. Having spent time living in the bustling cities of Valparaiso, Chile, Washington, DC and Oakland, CA, she was looking for a slower pace of life. Originally planning to only spend her teacher summer in the USVI, she quickly fell in love with the natural wonders both on land and underwater, and decided to make this her new home. While she misses the food scenes in such culturally diverse cities and dramatic coastlines of the West Coast, she has settled into her relaxing Caribbean lifestyle here on the west end of St. Thomas
With over 15 years of hospitality experience in both fine dining and fast paced casual environments, Stacy wanted to combine her hospitality skills with her love for the water and pursued her STCW license at the local captains school in 2021. As part of her STCW and teacher training, Stacy is CPR, First Aid and Basic Firefighting certified. She holds a B.A in Spanish/Latin American Studies as well as a Masters in Education, and is fluent in Spanish. She has taken culinary classes in Italy, as well as pastry chef courses with Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi and from scratch baking courses with Turner Farms. Chef Stacy is excited for her 3rd season chartering catamarans in the USVI and BVIs, and delighting guests of all ages with her customized menus, fresh cocktails and local beer & wine pairings.
In her spare time, you can find Stacy hiking to off-the-beaten path beaches with her island dogs, reading, daydreaming about her next travel destination, volunteering at the local Humane Society, testing new recipes in her kitchen, and searching for the next best snorkel adventure. While dining on board Euphoria, expect to see food inspired by Stacy’s extensive travels throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, as well as healthy, from scratch cooking that she grew up loving while cooking alongside her mom and grandmother. Both Captain Kyle and Chef Stacy share a passion for our natural world and strive to be “green” and eco-friendly on our charter trips by eliminating single-use plastics onboard, participating in local recycling programs and buying locally sourced products whenever possible. And as the wise Anthony Bourdain once said, “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move, as far as you can, as much as you can, across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” Hope to see you in the beautiful USVI & BVIs!