Born and raised on Long Island NY, Captain Sean joined the boating scene at a young age. Beginning with his parent’s boats and restoring an old sailing boat of his own he eventually began running water taxis and mid-size passenger vessels to the city. Falling hard for yachting one summer after joining a busy charter yacht in New England he has not looked back. Sean is a hands-on captain who takes great pride in any vessel or program he runs. He is guest satisfaction oriented and aims to make your time aboard TAIL LIGHTS a fantastic and memorable one! Sean is a licensed pilot and in his spare time you might find him sailing, flying, paddle boarding, golfing, and spending plenty of time at the beach. Previous yachts: SEAFARER, JOPAJU, ENDEVOUR, SERENITY, FRISKY LADY.
Chef Tom also joins us from Philadelphia. An early start in the hospitality industry at age 15, he soon found his passion in the kitchen and went on to study Culinary and Baking at the Art Institute of Philadelphia achieving the Outstanding Achievement Award and Presidential Scholarship. After many years as Executive Chef in some of Philly’s busiest top restaurants, Tom has recently transitioned into yachting to share his delicious creations on a more personal level as a private chef. He puts his heart and dedication into his food and thrives on that simple sigh, smile, or filled belly from our charter guests aboard TAIL LIGHTS.
Dakota Dance was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her family settled down in the very vibrant city of New Orleans when she was 11 years old. When Dakota started college she began working at Brennan's, a 5 star restaurants in the heart of the French Quarter. That is where she found a love for service. She Immediately changed her major from Business Marketing to Hospitality. When Dakota was introduced to the yachting industry she knew it would be a great way to put her two loves for traveling and hospitality together. She has been in yachting for 5 years and has traveled the Caribbean islands, the Bahamas, French Polynesia, and Europe loving every minute of it! She has worked on some well known boats such as Just Enough, Party Girl, My Seanna, Gene Machine, Vixit, and My Girl. and She is thrilled to be apart of the Tail Lights crew and looks forward to the journey that lies ahead.
Ashley grew up in New York, frequenting Chelsea Market and hiking through state parks. She recently graduated from the University of Delaware where she received degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice, while also entertaining her love for event planning and the hospitality industry. She obtained significant hospitality experience at various levels and accumulated several awards for her customer service and event planning skills. Wanting to utilize her attributes in a different capacity, Ashley enthusiastically joined the yachting industry with the goal of elevating the guest experience, making every trip memorable. Her creative spirit and upbeat personality shines brightest when she’s mixing up your favorite cocktails on TAIL LIGHTS.
Chris found his love for the ocean at an early age after taking frequent trips off the California coast on his father’s fishing boat. He grew up in San Diego enjoying boating, surfing, and diving. After graduating from college, his thirst for travel and love for the ocean has led him to a career in yachting. Chris’s 15 years in the hospitality industry and 6 seasons working on yachts has prepared him to help create unforgettable experiences while aboard TAIL LIGHTS. When not out on the water, Chris enjoys snowboarding, playing hockey, and photography.
Rich was born in Rhode Island. He has lived as far inland as Indiana as a coal miner, but the call of the ocean was too strong. Rich returned to the sea in the yachting industry. Rich has a knack for fixing things and is passionate about personal growth. He is an avid traveler and has traveled throughout the Caribbean, crossed the Atlantic, and stayed in the Mediterranean for ten years. When not performing engineering duties we can find Rich in the crew mess folding napkins and/or making towel animals. In his spare time off the yacht, he loves to play with his daughter, take photos, and fly his drone. Rich also enjoys working out.