EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE WITH AN ELITE, HIGHLY TRAINED CREW OF 4, ALL VERSED IN THE STANDARDS OF YACHT ETIQUETTE. ALL CREW ARE NON-SMOKERS.
Captain Eric olsen
Captain Eric Olsen is returning to REFLECTIONS for Summer 2019 after a Summer 2018 charter season of Rave Reviews from delighted clients. He has a lifetime of experience along the coastlines of the Pacific NW. Eric is a passionate naturalist, birder, and photographer.
His approach? “Creating a memorable experience for my guests has always come naturally to me. Building relationships and loving what you do will consistently bring guests back for more.”
For 5 summers, Eric was Captain of a 157’ Expedition Ship running 20 naturalist trips between Sitka and Juneau each summer. He hired and managed 12 crew for those adventures. He was Marine Operations Manager at Kenai Fjords Tours for 5 years where he supervised a seasonal crew of 75. Eric’s experience at sea began with 20 years of commercial fishing in Alaska. Eric holds a 200 ton Master license from the United States Coast Guard.
CHEF JEREMIAH BLANKENSHIP
A fourth generation Alaskan, Jeremiah Blankenship (who goes by "JB") grew up on the waters of Southeast Alaska. With his parents on their live-aboard boat, he began his life in Juneau and a lifelong love for all Alaskan seafood and wild game. His early working years began following the footsteps of several generations before him into commercial fishing and then as a shipyard welder. But Chef Jeremiah is innately driven by a passion for food and all things culinary. He developed skills in scratch cooking, catering, and perfecting his Alaskan seafood dishes. After two decades in kitchens on land, JB found an opportunity to start crewing as a chef on various yachts in the late 2000's. Jeremiah completed additional Culinary Training in Seattle and went on to cook in several premiere Seattle kitchens where he worked alongside notable chefs. In his down time, JB cooks for friends and a very extended family, he volunteers his chef’s expertise for community events and causes, and he especially enjoys spending time with family and close friends fishing all throughout his beloved waters of Alaska’s panhandle.
Stewardess DIANNIE SEVILLANO
Diannie has over a decade of yachting experience on motor yachts to 165'. Her studies included the American Yacht Institute Professional Stewardess Course and Silver Service Yachting Training. She is returning to REFLECTIONS for Summer 2019 after being aboard for Summer 2018.
Mate/Engineer - BRENDAN CLEARY
Brendan is from Rhode Island and developed a passion for the water at an early age. He grew up around recreational boating and water sports. Brendan studied Economics at University of Rhode Island but always felt the lure of the ocean. For several years he’s been working on crewed yachts as a steward and mate and he loves to operate the tender for guests. Brendan holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters License and is a Certified PADI Open Water Diver. Brendan is returning to REFLECTIONS for Summer 2019 after being aboard for Summer 2018.