Phil Levine has been a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain since 1985. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he has also lived in Switzerland and Guadeloupe. Phil is fluent in German and speaks a little Spanish and French.
A water lover in every way, he is a champion swimmer, scuba diver, and windsurfer. A fan of photography, classical music, literature, and West Indian culture, Phil is an interesting and low-key companion.
Aboard Storm Petrel as the chef / co-captain is Laura Schaub. Laura has been a cardiac nurse for over 25 years in the Midwest, but decided to answer the call of the ocean. An avid water lover, she has been a certified PADI diver since 1984, and has sailed her own Columbia sloop for 13 years.
She has a passion for cooking and a love for fine food. She has attended classes at the French Pastry School in Chicago, The World Cup Pastry Forum in Las Vegas, The Cordon Bleu in Paris, and has won numerous awards for her cooking.
She is easy going with a variety of interests from fishing, gardening, herbs, photography, antiques, and travel.