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CAPTAIN NICK MONTELLO | AMERICAN
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Captain Nick has been on the water since he was a kid, and a captain since he was 21 years old. He has transported boats ranging in sizes from 50-150 feet throughout the Northeast and Southeast coasts, Bahamas, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. He has extensive knowledge of inshore and offshore fishing and is also a certified deep water diver. Nick has previously run vessels PERSISTANCE, OCEAN SANCTUARY and SOLSTICE to name a few. He has a high customer service knowledge and satisfaction rate, excellent boat handling and navigation skills and an excellent safety record with guests, crew and vessel. He’s got a big smile, a calm and approachable demeanor, and loves to laugh; a true comedy enthusiast, Nick’s favorite is Don Rickles. While on board Captain Nick’s main priorities are ensuring 100% guest satisfaction, and safety. Captain Nick and his crew ensure that each of their guests has an amazing time on board WILD KINGDOM with world-class service and action packed itineraries.
CHEF MIMMI FITZGERALD | AMERICAN
As Chef onboard WILD KINGDOM, Mimmi offers a variety of culinary styles including vegan/vegetarian, farm-to-table, Keto/Paleo, and Thai/Asian Fusion. Her main passion however is a Superfood-Centric cooking philosophy, the study of the science and health benefits of clean food choices with a focus on anti-inflammatory nutritive parameters.
Mimmi has worked as solo stewardess, cook/stew, and chef on high- profile yacht programs and charters and has been in high level guest services, hospitality, and planning for over 15 years. Her previous yachts include M/Y BOXER, M/Y CYNDERELLA, M/Y OOZ, and M/Y WONDERLAND. She expanded her entrepreneurial interest by creating Bohemian Pantry, which supplies superfood desserts to the yachting industry.
STEWARDESS RODI CRUZ | AMERICAN
Rodi brings to WILD KINGDOM a diverse skill set derived from her extensive hospitality background ranging from bartender to banquet chef. She is well-trained in all aspects of preparation, service, housekeeping and has a natural, creative flair for tablescaping and flower arranging. Her previous yachts include M/Y ENDLESS SUMMER 156’ Feadship, M/Y CEDAR ISLAND 106’ Lazzara, and M/Y I LOVE THIS BOAT 145’ Christensen. Rodi is also a certified Pilates instructor.
ENGINEER ROBERT MARTIN | AMERICAN
Growing up in a little town south of Boston called Duxbury, Rob was constantly around boating. As a child and all throughout high school, he was an oyster farmer out of Duxbury Bay. He has been working in the yachting industry for six years on both private and charter yachts ranging from 93' to 130'. For the past few seasons he has worked in the Bahamas and Caribbean, mainly based out of St. Thomas and the BVls. His passion is taking guests fishing out on WILD KINGDOM’s tender, using his experience and skills acquired from working on sports fishing boats.
MATE JUAN LAMA | AMERICAN
A team leader with over 15+ years of experience as First Mate, Juan has extensive knowledge of port, river and intra-coastal logistics. He has a positive can-do attitude, very personable, and has a strong work ethic. Juan has worked as first mate on a variety of private and charter and has extensively cruised the waters of Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and New England.