CAPTAIN Tom Miller |American
Captain Tom’s focus is on giving the highest standard of hospitality to guests to help create great itineraries and trips producing lifetime experiences and trusted relationships. Tom has a friendly, can-do attitude, and he has wealth of knowledge of cruising areas. Tom strives to provide a five-star charter experience for all guests onboard MILK & HONEY. Tom has previously held captain positions on M/Y ROCHADE 156’ Delta, M/Y SILVER LINING 164’ Christensen, M/Y 10, 151’ Delta, and S/Y AVALON 108’ Ron Holland Ketch, among many others.
CHEF Chris Tsardounis | American
As chef onboard MILK & HONEY, Chef Chris Tsardounis brings a wealth of culinary experiences and talents. He started his career as Sous Chef and then Executive Chef at two of Todd English’s restaurants in Boston and progressing to Barbara Lynch’s No 9 Park Street in Boston, and Sous Chef at YOLO in downtown Fort Lauderdale. From a yachting perspective, Chef Chris has previously held the position of Head Chef on M/Y UTOPIA IV and M/Y TAKE FIVE.
CHIEF STEWARDESS Nicole Fowler |American
As Chief Stewardess on MILK & HONEY, Nicole brings a wealth of experience from positions on both charter and private yachts including housekeeping, table design, bartending, provisioning, and theme parties. She has excellent time management skills and has a poised and positive attitude while meeting the high demands of charter clients. Nicole is creative, flexible, energetic, and hardworking.
ENGINEER Mandy Favata |American
Mandy has held positions on 143’ M/Y STARSHIP (engineer); 185’ M/Y STARSHIP (2nd engineer/deckhand); 148’ BELLA (2nd engineer); 125’ M/Y ARIADNE (2nd engineer); 118’ ARTHUR’S WAY (chief stewardess); 94’ M/Y KENTUCKY BELLE (mate/engineer); and 70’ LUMAR ((mate/engineer). A vibrant, positive, and creative person, Mandy loves to be part of a team. She carries a big stick as a female engineer in a predominately male field. Not only skilled in all yacht systems and maintenance, Mandy’s background also includes customer service, bartending, tender driving, and hospitality.
2ND STEWARDESS Brittany Bates |American
Brittany grew up on the beach and has been on and around boats her entire life. She has held several stewardess positions on a variety of yachts ranging from 100’ to 200’ including M/Y LIBERTAS 39m CRN, M/Y CHOSEN ONE 36m Intermarine, M/Y SOMETHING SOUTHERN 34m Westport, M/Y BEACHFRONT 34m Hargrave, and M/Y MERIDIAN 62m Icon. She strives to create a unique and memorable charter experience to guests onboard MILK & HONEY. Her skills include housekeeping and provisioning, Silver Service, interior detailing, wine and cocktail service. She enjoys an active lifestyle including dancing, surfing, running/hiking, and yoga.
MATE Gordon Pierce |American
Gordon has 8 ½ years of service in the yachting industry including positions on M/Y SIMA 30m (mate/relief skipper); M/Y EBONY SHINE 76m (bosun;) M/Y LADY LOLA 60m(deckhand); and M/Y CAKEWALK 85m (water-sports deckhand). His skills range from tender driving for all types of water sports to extensive deck department knowledge including maintenance and repair. He is a confident deck team leader. Gordon is fully competent, energetic, and enthusiastic team player which comes across to MILK & HONEY’s guests the minute they walk onboard.
DECKHAND Ryan Fullerton |American
Ryan is strong when it comes to safety given his experience as a lifeguard, firefighter/paramedic, and working in marine safety. Prior to entering the yachting industry, Ryan was a member of the military police in the United States Army Reserve. He’s quick on his feet, able to anticipate needs, and be ready to assist guests with any request.