CAPTAIN Charlie Dwyer |American
A knowledgeable captain with more than 35 years of experience on large yachts, Captain Charlie started sailing at age 10 and has been involved in yachting ever since, having sailed everything from dinghies to superyachts with a good knowledge of everything between. Charlie has well over 250,000 miles of cruising experience to complement his racing background and he can be found on Koh Samui and Phuket when not on the high seas. He has spent many years sailing the waters in and around Asia and is an expert in the Phuket and Samui greater regions. A well-rounded yachtsman, Charlie has held captain positions on 37m M/Y PREFERENCE 19, 42m S/Y ISLANDIA, and he was a founding partner of Asia Pacific Superyachts. He was also a sailing crew member on the Courageous America’s Cup Team and Eagle America’s Cup Team. Charlie’s leadership strengths include his business acumen, being a positive and motivating communicator, and his ability to adapt and rise to challenges.
CHEF Chris Tsardounis | American
As chef onboard MILK & HONEY, Chef Chris Tsardounis brings a wealth of culinary experiences and talents. He started his career as Sous Chef and then Executive Chef at two of Todd English’s restaurants in Boston and progressing to Barbara Lynch’s No 9 Park Street in Boston, and Sous Chef at YOLO in downtown Fort Lauderdale. From a yachting perspective, Chef Chris has previously held the position of Head Chef on M/Y UTOPIA IV and M/Y TAKE FIVE.
CHIEF STEWARDESS Malory Luciane | American
Chief Stewardess Malory brings a wealth of experience in top-notch service, with prior experience on the 49M Trinity M/Y ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM and the 43m Palmer Johnson M/Y LADY J. Before yachting, Malory was a Corporate Operations Manager. She is tactical, professional, good at managing logistics, and above all, hard working.
ENGINEER Mandy Favata |American
Mandy has held positions on 143’ M/Y STARSHIP (engineer); 185’ M/Y STARSHIP (2nd engineer/deckhand); 148’ BELLA (2nd engineer); 125’ M/Y ARIADNE (2nd engineer); 118’ ARTHUR’S WAY (chief stewardess); 94’ M/Y KENTUCKY BELLE (mate/engineer); and 70’ LUMAR ((mate/engineer). A vibrant, positive, and creative person, Mandy loves to be part of a team. She carries a big stick as a female engineer in a predominately male field. Not only skilled in all yacht systems and maintenance, Mandy’s background also includes customer service, bartending, tender driving, and hospitality.
2ND STEWARDESS Rachel Parker |American
As Second Stewardess on board, Rachel brings experience in all Interior Departments. Prior to MILK & HONEY, Rachel worked on 43m Richmond Yacht SUNCHASER and 34m Broward SAVOIR-FAIRE. Rachel's prior education in finance and accounting has taught her how to multitask effectively. Her outside interests include skiing, hiking, and movies.
MATE Gordon Pierce |American
Gordon has 8 ½ years of service in the yachting industry including positions on M/Y SIMA 30m (mate/relief skipper); M/Y EBONY SHINE 76m (bosun;) M/Y LADY LOLA 60m(deckhand); and M/Y CAKEWALK 85m (water-sports deckhand). His skills range from tender driving for all types of water sports to extensive deck department knowledge including maintenance and repair. He is a confident deck team leader. Gordon is fully competent, energetic, and enthusiastic team player which comes across to MILK & HONEY’s guests the minute they walk onboard.
DECKHAND Adam Shapiro|American
Adam comes to the boat with a wide background in the maritime industry. From racing sailboats to working in aquaculture and as a contractor for the Navy, he has a lot to pull from. Most recently, he was mate aboard a classic sailing yacht cruising Maine and Long Island Sound. He loves being on the water whether he is out tuna fishing, snorkeling, or coaching the high school sailing team. Always ready to laugh and enjoy life, he will be ready to show you a great experience onboard MILK & HONEY.