CAPTAIN KENNY TASSIN
Captain Kenny grew up boating, fishing and sailing in southern Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. His love for the water found him in The Bay Islands of Honduras as a boat Captain and Dive Guide for several years. Captain Kenny's 28 year career in the yachting industry has been focused mainly on charters. His areas of cruising expertise includes the Western Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, New England, Western Med, and Alaska. Kenny has run prestigious vessels such as GATSTER, AERIE and GALE WINDS prior to joining MILK & HONEY. Whether hauling a monster fish over the side, pointing out unique tropical fish to divers or cruising to the most beautiful remote anchorages, Captain Kenny always delivers the safest, most comfortable and pleasurable trips for the most demanding guests.
CHIEF STEWARDESS CHANDRA TASSIN
Chandra was raised on the waters of eastern Long Island, spending summers living aboard her parents boat in Sag Harbor. At 20 Chandra became the Assistant Harbor Master and Dock Master for the Village of Sag Harbor and gained lots of experience running boats and tying up large yachts which laid the ground work for her 500 ton
Masters License. While working there she met Captain Kenny and they decided to share their passion for life and the sea together. Besides keeping the interior of the boat in impeccable order, Chandra ensures guests will stay well pampered with the highest level of service and a beautiful easy going smile.
CHEF DE CUISINE KEVIN RICHARDSON
Chef Kevin Richardson is a culinary professional with 20 + years experience. Chef Kevins past experience includes: Chef on S/Y Nirvana, a private yacht based on the East Coast, Chef d Cuisine at The Mountain Club on Loon in Lincoln NH where he achieved Top Chef of the North Country, 8-year tenure as Main Dining Room Chef at The Omni Mount Washington Resort, where he was instrumental in obtaining the resorts prestigious AAA Four Diamond Dining Award. In addition, he has served as pastry chef at several boutique French Bakeries in the Boston Area. He is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA), pursuing his studies at both the Hyde Park, New York; and Greystone, California campuses, earning a Bachelor of Sciences in Professional Studies. Chef Kevin brings a new level of culinary delight to MILK & HONEY.
ENGINEER BLAINE WISE
Blaine grew up sailing on Long Island sound which has led to a box of sailing awards, 18 SORCs, an SORC win with Dennis Connor. He has built several boats and has been build engineer on several others, now works mostly on motor yachts. Blaine knows how to get the job done, and keep the boat purring along.
FIRST MATE STEVE STARBUCK
After college, Steve moved to Florida from Indiana to get closer to the sea and quickly found work at a marina. It wasnt long before he was hooked on boats and landed a job as deckhand on a 114 yacht. After three years on that yacht Steve decided to take his career to the next level and obtained his Masters License in 2014. A few months later he took command on the same yacht as Captain. Two years later, with a desire to expand his horizons Steve joined Milk & Honey as First Mate where he has become PADI certified and is currently studying for a larger license. His keen eye for detail and quest for fun will ensure you enjoy every moment aboard whether on deck, in the water or on a shore-side excursion.
STEWARDESS SAMANTHA STEWART
Samantha grew up in West Palm Beach where she developed her love for the ocean. It was after her prior career as a veterinary technician that she made the decision to pursue a more adventurous lifestyle in which she could acquire new skills, travel and be on the water. Her previous yachting experience has helped hone her fine dining and hospitality knowledge. Samantha enjoys exploring new towns and places as well as trying new things such as skydiving, zip lining and scuba diving. Sams laid back and positive attitude creates a relaxing, comfortable environment for everyone to share. MILK & HONEY is happy to have her onboard.
DECKHAND DANIEL WOOD
Growing up in New York State, it took a move to San Diego for Daniel to start working on the water. After passing beautiful yachts daily, Dan became intrigued at the thought of working and traveling aboard such a vessel. After a few years of backpacking and working in Alaska, Daniel took the plunge into yachting and plans to pursue a career in the engineering department. An avid diver, Daniel enjoys spearfishing and catching lobster to bring back to eat as well as wake boarding, skiing, tubing and free diving. When he's not on a boat, you can find Daniel far off the beaten path, exploring new countries, soaking up culture, and enjoying the local fare.