Andrew Pepsny - Captain
Andrew is from Raleigh, North Carolina. Andrew has had a passion for the water from a young age. He has always had his own boat. Enjoying Fishing, water sports and cruising anywhere he could go. Andrew earned Rookie of The Year Award through the Southern Kingfish Association tournament fishing series. After his first long distance voyage from Antigua to Ft Lauderdale he pursued a career in yachting. Andrew enjoys meeting people from all over the world. In his spare time Andrew enjoys tournament fishing, family and friends. Single and no kids.
Andrew has been with Silver Mama for just over 1 year. Prior experience on motor yachts: M/Y Temptation, 124’ Palmer Johnson, M/Y Second Love, 112’ Westport, M/Y Alesandra, 112’ Westport, M/Y Sunshine, 124’ Lloyds Ships, M/Y Keiki Kai, 100’ Benetti
Evan Koltz - Deckhand
Evan is a very positive and outgoing person who is always wearing a smile. He leads a healthy lifestyle from cooking to working out. Evan spent 17 years in the hospitality management, managing restaurants and 2 of those years as a personal trainer. Evan is meticulous with his diet and training program. Evan enjoys swimming, movies, and spending time with friends and family. Single and no kids.
Evan has been with Silver Mama since the beginning of the year. Prior experience on motor yachts: M/Y America, 75’ Trumpy, M/Y Misunderstood, 165’ Mangusta, M/Y Golden Touch, 94’ Westship.
Evans training includes STCW, PADI Open water diver, and First Aid/CPR.
Kai Slater - Stewardess
Originally from New York New York, Kai moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida in 2002 to continue her degree in Marketing and Advertising on a Volleyball Scholarship at Broward Community College. After working in the professional industry, managing tradeshows and conferences, she soon found the Yachting Industry and immediately fell in love with traveling and the water. Kai has now been working on private and charter yachts performing variety of duties for over 13 years and traveled to many beautiful destinations. She has also worked as a crew coordinator and charter manager. She enjoys guests service, outdoor activities, church, cooking and children. She is married to a Yacht Captain for 14yrs and has an eight year old daughter.
Kai has been with Silver Mama since the beginning of the year. Prior experience on motor yachts: M/Y Kop Kapy, 80’ Azimut, M/Y Julia Dorothy, 103’ Johnson, M/Y Azul, 94’ Benetti, M/Y Odyssey, 105’ Broward, M/Y Arietta, 112’ Westport. M/Y Inspiration, 154’ Broward, M/Y Alleato, 116’ Azimut and many others.
MIchael O'Connor - Chef
My first Chef job on a yacht was in 1989 based out of Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Since then I have been fortunate to move on to larger yachts up to 185 feet and travel extensively. In my 28 year career of cooking on yachts I have done over a hundred term charters. These seven hundred days of charter have taken me through the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Eastern and Western U.S. Seaboard and the entire South American coastline. There were also trips to Tahiti and Taiwan.
With these travels I have been able to learn and sample many different cuisines from around the world and appreciate their differences and similarities. I feel very lucky to have cooked for two U.S. Presidents, dignitaries, celebrities and of course friends and family. Whether cooking for a President or my Mother, my real joy is having people enjoy my craft.
*** Chef MIchael O'Connor is provided for charters of 4 nights or longer***