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Crew Profiles:
Gabriel Hale - Captain
Nationality: American
Education/Certifications: Yachtmaster 200 Ton Offshore, Marine Radio Operations MCA/Coast Guard, STCW 95, ENG 1, PADI Open Water

Born in Dallas, Texas, he relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida, where his passion for the ocean flourished. With an impressive 13-year tenure in the yachting industry, Captain Gabriel has cruised the waters of 48 countries, showcasing an unparalleled expertise in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean, NE United States, and Canada. Holding a Yachtmaster Certificate and equipped with CPR and PADI open water certifications, Captain Gabriel is not only a skilled navigator but also a safety-conscious leader. Captain Gabriel's illustrious career spans leadership roles on yachts ranging from 80ft to over 175ft. When not on charter, Captain Gabriel finds solace and joy in surfing, wakeboarding, freediving, and kiteboarding during his downtime. Together with his accomplished crew, Captain Gabriel extends a warm invitation for you to embark on an unforgettable charter experience aboard M/Y CURRENT $EA. Your journey promises not only luxury and comfort but also the expertise and enthusiasm of a captain and crew dedicated to ensuring a seamless and extraordinary charter adventure.

Collin St. Pierre - Mate
Nationality: American

Collin was born and raised in the beautiful region of South Florida, where his passion for fishing and diving flourished from a young age. As he grew older, he honed his skills as an angler, specializing in the abundant waters of the southern and northeastern seas. Equipped with extensive knowledge and experience, Collin can prepare any boat for an exciting excursion. Whether it's setting up the gear or arranging the necessary equipment, he can ensure that everything is perfectly tailored to enhance the day's adventure. One of Collins greatest strengths is his ability to connect with people of all ages, especially children, as he takes great pleasure in educating them about the fascinating sea life found in our local waters. Sharing knowledge and fostering a deep appreciation for the marine environment brings him immense joy. As an expert free diver and skilled spearfisherman, Collin is always prepared to procure the freshest catch of the day for the guests on board. With precision and expertise, he effortlessly navigates the depths, ensuring a memorable and delicious seafood experience. With his expertise in fishing, diving, and boat outfitting, coupled with his ability to engage and educate people of all ages, he looks forward to showing guest an amazing time while on board CURRENT $EA.

Kathrine Ziemba - Chief Stewardess

Kathrine is Chief Stew aboard Current $ea a luxury 95ft charter yacht. She is responsible for the concierge level service for guest on board. Kathrine has spent over a decade providing the highest level of customer service on numerous yachts up to 185ft. When asked, Kathrine’s strongest quality is the attention to detail and ability to anticipate a clients every need. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of South Florida. Katherine looks forward to serving you on your next charter aboard Current $ea.

Michael Farrell - Chef
Education/Certifications: STCW, ENG1, AOS Culinary Degree - Culinary Institute of America
Languages: English
Nationality: American

Chef Mike's culinary journey ignited during his college days at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he initially pursued a degree in Chemistry. However, the allure of the culinary world captivated him, prompting a transformative switch to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he graduated with distinguished honors.

Embarking on his professional path, Chef Mike's culinary skills were fine-tuned during an externship at Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia, mentored by the esteemed Certified Master Chef Georges Perrier. Post-graduation, he set his sights on the vibrant culinary scene of New Orleans, securing a position at Peristyle under the tutelage of the James Beard Award-winning Chef/Owner Anne Kearney.

Chef Mike's time in New Orleans enriched his repertoire with extensive experience in Cajun and Creole cuisine, complemented by a mastery of French techniques and an in-depth knowledge of cheeses. Returning to his roots in Chicago, he joined the prestigious Michelin Star restaurant Spiaggia as their Formagiaio. Here, he collaborated with the renowned Sommelier Henry Bishop, an expert in Italian wines, further elevating his culinary expertise.

Spiaggia's wood-fired ovens left an indelible mark on Chef Mike, inspiring him to craft his own and pioneer a mobile oven-based catering operation. Chef Mike is now excited to take his talents on board CURRENT $EA, providing guests with an unforgettable culinary experience.

Gabriel Hale

Michael Farrell