Captain Ryan is a successful entrepreneur and salesman, he has always lived close to or on the water. Ryan grew up in Michigan on the Great Lakes. This 50 Ton Merchant Mariner has a BA from Michigan State University, and MBA from Central Michigan University. Capt (Squared) Ryan also holds a current single engine private pilot license with a sea plane rating. He had tried his hand at various business ventures, but the Siren Song of the Virgin Islands kept calling his name. Raised in a suburb of Detroit, Capt Ryan was cruising on his first sailboat by age 10. When Ryan did a Natural Science Study Abroad with MSU in 2000 to the USVI and BVI he knew he found the perfect paradise. Ryan’s love of local Ecology and Natural Science always drew him back to these spectacular dormant volcanoes rising out of the sea. With a successful 15 year career in global automotive parts sales with Fortune 500 companies, Ryan knew Corporate America and Michigan winters were in his past. After Selling 4 homes, 2 boats, 2 cars, and 1 plane, he knew entertaining guests on Siren Song was his humble future. Ryan has many other Hobbies & Interests including Traveling, Diving, fishing, Surfing, Building SUP, Woodworking, Drone Flying, Photography, Yeti using, Dancing in flip flops, and just having a blast!!!! Ryan is working on his acquiring his dive masters certification hopefully next season…
Barrett and Ryan are cousins and have been close friends their entire lives. Having grown up together going on boating and fishing trips with their families, they developed a strong trust in one another on the water. This trust translated perfectly into a unique Captain and First Mate chemistry which charter guests are sure to appreciate.
Barrett was born and raised in Michigan, spending every summer boating with his family on Michigan’s beautiful Great Lakes and many inland lakes. On the water, Barrett thrives when it comes to recreational activities, with experience in the Virgin Islands snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Sailing the waters of the USVI and BVI have developed him into a passionate sailor, eager to share his knowledge and involve guests in the sailing fun. Barrett also has a passion for great food, which has led him to develop a wide range of flavorful meals for guests to enjoy on this charter. Regardless of preferences or dietary restrictions, he works with guests to make sure that each meal will be as memorable as the breathtaking beaches and world-class sailing experienced on this amazing charter.
Barrett graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but found his true calling in the combination of sailing and hospitality. Working in the hospitality industry throughout college, with jobs ranging from bartender to server to line cook, Barrett’s wide range of hospitality skills will have you always with a full drink in your hand and delicious meal on your plate. His fun-loving nature and thirst for adventures are sure to make your charter experience one you will never forget.