Adam Sturman - Captain
Captain Adam Sturman’s love of the Ocean was began when he was a few weeks old aboard their family boat on the Biscayne Bay in Florida. Adam began working on boats when he was 15, and has spent almost every summer season since in the Bahamas, giving him an excellent knowledge of the waters and activities in the islands. After college, at the University of Florida, Adam spent a few years in Colorado, and has since made yachting his fulltime passion and profession. He has run charter yachts in the waters of the NE, the eastern seaboard, Florida, Keys, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Adam is a PADI Scuba Instructor, avid fisherman, spear fisherman, free diver, and photographer. His patience, objectivity, knowledge and work ethic combined give guests a memorable charter experience.
Jessi Baker - Stewardess
Originally from Nashville, TN, Jessi has always had a zest for life and the desire for travel. In her two and half years in the yachting industry, Jessi has worked on sailing, expedition and motor yachts in such areas as the Bahamas, Caribbean, BVI’s and New England. She has completed her STCW and her Silver Service Training to ensure that guests receive the safest and most luxurious experience. Jessi’s favorite part about yachting is the new friendships she gets to make with people all around the world. Jessi has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Business and Public Relations, a cosmetology license, and a certification as a Redken Specialist. In her free time you can find Jessi on the water, skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and jet skiing. Jessi is also fond of reading books, listening to music and studying art, films and interior design. She believes it is important to never stop learning. In the future, Jessi plans to attend culinary school and master the art of cooking.
Jessi looks forward to welcoming you aboard. Alisa Jestel - Chef
Chef Alisa's passion for food is apparent in every dish that she creates. Her classical training at the Art Institute in Seattle along with her vast time abroad training with world renowned chefs combine to bring you an incredible dining experience. She has been cooking professionally for more than fifteen years. During her travels she discovered the yachting life and has spent the last six years as a chef aboard luxury yachts cruising the Pacific Northwest in the summer and the Bahamas in the winter.After tasting Alisa's creations. it's easy to understand why she is an American Culinary Federation Award winner.Alisa enjoys spending her free time traveling and exploring her love for food. Italy has been a favorite location where she gained extensive training on pasta making and other old world culinary arts. This is Alisa's second year with SWEETWATER. Alisa also enjoys kayaking and spending time with friends and family.