The heart of any ship is its crew and this is even more important in a Floating Hotel. All our crew are very energetic and fun loving with a great service attitude. They have their individual specialties but all pitch in as a team and cover for each other. We normally carry a crew of seven: Captain, Engineer, Chef, two Stewards, and two Divers.
Because of crew rotation, your crew will be from the following.
Captains (1 on board)
Chris is our friendly Canadian. He calls Vancouver home, but prefers the warmer water temperatures of the tropics. Chris began with us on Cuan Law as a dive instructor, having previously worked around the world, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Pacific coast of Mexico, Thailand. Chris is a quiet guy with a great sense of humor. When not working, Chris likes to read, travel and dive new places.
Engineers (1 on board)
Ariel was born and raised on Tortola and moved to Thailand at the age of 12. Ariel joined us on board the Cuan Law shortly after he returned to the BVI’s in 2017 as steward and is currently very excited as he has decided to embark on training to become our engineer. Already - in just his first year year spent with us on the Cuan Law - Ariel has become a Certified diver and is working on getting his Dive Master. He’s also gained experience with cooking which occasionally helps remind him of his years in Thailand as he still spends some of his time in the galley. In his free time he enjoys skateboarding, surfing and being out on the water with friends. With his deep love for music he also owns a guitar that, unsurprisingly he doesn’t have time to play!
Chefs (1 on board)
Patrick was born and raised near Columbia, Missouri. At 19 years old he moved to Chicago to attend Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. He worked at NAHA, a Michelin Star rated restaurant for three years under the fabulous chef Carrie Nahabedian. Patrick then moved to Portland, Oregon where he took on the Executive chef position at a popular fine dining restaurant called OLEA. After spending a season as the chef of Lake Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, Patrick made his way back east to try his hand in the food truck business. He has a wide variety of restaurant, hotel and catering experience. Being on the water has always been one of his many passions. Naturally, because of his dislike of cold weather, he moved to St. John, USVI in 2014 to be closer to his parents who retired there. After four years as Chef de Cuisine at La Tapa on St. John he decided to fulfill a life long goal by taking to the sea. He is proud to be a part of the Cuan Law family and is excited to prepare world class culinary delights for all of its charter guests.
Kellie Moore is a Central Florida native who came to the BVI several years ago originally through her love of ceramic art. She ran a local Tortola pottery and while here met our former Captain, Scott Ferris. The rest, as they say, is history as they are now married! Her love of food and the ocean led to the obvious choice of a second career on board the Cuan Law as Chef with us and we are thrilled that she has also become a part of the Scott and Kellie crew training team. Fortunately their schedule means that Kellie is still able to spend some limited time with her amazing pottery business in Florida (www.sugarsandpottery.com).
Stewards (2 on board)
Divers (2 on board)
Reka Lukacs is a Hungarian girl from Transylvania, Romania who joined the Cuan Law early in 2018. She began her travels as an au pair in England where she learned English and ever since she got comfortable speaking it she just can’t stop traveling! She lived in Mexico where she was mesmerized by the beauty and magic of the underwater world so she became a diver. After that she continued her journey to Thailand where she spent a lot of time guiding the shark watch trips and got passionate about underwater photography. She got to experience a bit of Australia as well before riding the waves on a rigid inflatable boat to the dive sites of Mozambique. She already enjoys the shore hike/walks around the smaller islands of the BVI and exploring the big rocks at The Baths on Virgin Gorda. She is a fun loving, talkative girl who is all smiles and laughs and ready for games at any time :)
Kyle is an avid sailor and diver, and at home on or under the water. Canadian born and raised, he spent two years living on a catamaran in the Caribbean.
Behind The Scenes
Charlena has been married for over 30 years and has 4 successful adult children and one grand daughter.
Charlena was at the young age of 16 when she found her passion for clinic environments. She first started in Veterinary clinics before having children. After her third child, Charlena was in a car accident and suffered a whiplash injury. At that time, she was seeking help from a chiropractor. Through this injury, she was introduced to all the benefits chiropractic care can provide. It wasn't long before she had signed her whole family up for chiropractic care. She did heal from the whiplash, but she and her family continued to receive chiropractic adjustments. She used the service as a preventative way of keeping herself and her family well.
In 1997, she and her 3 children appeared on the CTV 6pm news, in the segment about Chiropractic Care and Asthma. Her youngest son had severe asthma and in conjunction with his medical treatment plan, used chiropractic care to help lessen the attacks. When Charlena's youngest child turned 4, she contemplated returning to work. At that time, her mother worked as a Chiropractic Health Assistant for several years and heard about a CHA position that was available. Since she was already familiar with clinic environments and coupled by her belief in the benefits of chiropractic care, she thought it was a good fit for her and applied for the position. That was 18 years ago. She first started out as a CHA, but quickly advanced to Manager.
She finds great joy in educating new and existing patients to the benefits of chiropractic adjustments. She has made this her life long passion. She feels privileged to have met lots of chiropractic patients over the years whom have trusted her at their lowest moments, and believed in her enough to seek the necessary help so they could not only feel better, but stay healthy naturally. Over the years, the love of what she did grew stronger and she continued to strive to educate people. It was easy to do since everyday she saw the benefits to the patients. In the last 18 years, she met lots of chiropractors and other natural practitioners whom she considers life long friends.
If you ask Charlena what her greatest accomplishment is, besides her family, she would say serving the chiropractic community, a passion like no other. She credits her success to her family, whom have been supportive of her passion to help others, and the chiropractor who took a chance on her by hiring her back in 2000. Charlena's goal now is to pass along 18 years of knowledge to Chiropractic Clinics as well as Natural Health Centers by providing exceptional CHA /Assistant services through an modern approach called Virtual Assistants.
Assistant CEO / Boat Dog (sometimes on board)
Cedar is a hard-working member of our staff.
A few years after graduating from college when she decided to take some time to start traveling Kim first joined Trimarine the same year that Cuan Law was completed - 1988! She worked on board Lammer Law initially as stewardess and then worked on Cuan Law as relief chef on and off for several years interspersed with some great trips including 3 years in Japan, before making the BVI her permanent home in 1994. Her BVI adventures include working with small businesses, building a vacation villa and running the guest house style villa Annie & Duncan Muirhead owned, Serendipity House, until its sale in 2014. Her move to the Trimarine office in 2000 started off as a part time thing, but as time has passed and most recently with the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 Kim has taken on more responsibility. It is most likely that you’ll reach her when you email or call us!
In addition to her occasional on board duties as chef, Kellie Moore is our crew manager. Her years of experience working on Cuan Law has given her the insights to handling the stressful schedule of life on a liveaboard charter yacht.
At the age of 16, Jennifer began her post-secondary studies at Laurentian University, becoming their youngest student ever at that time. After completing her 4 year Bachelor of Psychology degree in only three years, she turned her attention to her dog-sled hobby.
Jennifer became the youngest ever recipient of a $50,000 start-up loan from FedNor (A Canadian government loan program). This allowed her to open up M.U.S.H.E.R.S. Dog-Sled Tours (Making Unique Siberian Husky Experiences Running Sleds). The 5 year goals of 80% occupancy were achieved in year two. By year three her occupancy rate had exceeded 100% and she had a one year wait list for tours. This wait list continued until she sold the business.
M.U.S.H.E.R.S. Dog-Sled Tours was ranked in the top ten things to do in the Sudbury region 5 years straight by Sudbury Tourism, with the last 3 years being the number one winter activity. Satisfaction surveys were over 99% positive, with only having 2 complaints in 5 years.
The heavy physical demands of dog-sledding had the unfortunate side-effects of triggering complications from her horse accident years earlier. With a heavy heart, Jennifer sold the business in 2014.
In 2013, Jennifer spent her summer working road construction, where she met her now husband, Denis.
After leaving MUSHERS in 2014, Jennifer worked in a private school where she quickly rose to become the principal, a title which she held until leaving her position to have her daughter late 2016.
In September 2016, Jennifer and Denis celebrated the birth of their beautiful daughter, Annabelle.
After many years of improving her lifestyle to be more health-focused, Jennifer decided it was time to make it official and be able to help others. While staying at home and raising her infant daughter, she studied different aspects of nutrition under the School of Natural Health Sciences and earned herself seven diplomas in health and nutrition. Her new business, Healthy Living With Jenn, helps people with nutrition and lifestyle choices to obtain better health, and a happier life.
David's love of programming started at a very early age. His dad owning the first computer store in Canada, allowed him access to computers when they were a ridiculous size.
Through his high school years he was hired on by the Toronto District School Board to do some of their programming. He was excited by this position as he was doing something he loved to do and earning a wage. He even made top dollar for that position. While raising his 4 children with his wife and working, he still found time to indulge in his passion for computers and long before the Internet existed, he was running a successful BBS (bulletin board system).
In 1999, the City of Toronto hired David to help in the upgrades needed for the City to function come the year 2000. Although this was a short contract with the city, he later went on and worked with the Seventh Day Adventist church constructing a health benefit program for their employees. At the same time as working with the church, he developed a new passion and this is where he started to dabble in website design. With a handful of clients who needed websites, he ventured off into the newest trend.
Up until 2003, David was kept busy with helping his clients reach their full potential. In 2003, he finally got around to attending University for his degree in Computer Science. He graduated Cum Laude, but not before he helped in the upgrading and development of one of the program courses for his program. During his University years, he was also working with the University's President's Office, Vice-President's Office, University Secretary, and Privacy & Freedom Office constructing their new websites. He was often sought out by his professors to tutor, teach, mark and invigilate exams. His final year of University and in collaboration with Charlena, and his test clinic, he developed an online Patient Management System that was both interactive with the patient and the provider. The program metamorphed and reshaped as the test clinic critiqued the program to its completion.
Although David has always considered himself a father first, he recognized that his passion has been what has supported his family through the years and is very thankful that he was introduced into the computer era in its early stages by his dad. He feels honoured to have been able to raise his family while having "fun", something which most people seek, but never find.