Andy is from Oxnard, CA and really appreciates photography. He studied photojournalism in college and transferred those skills into teaching the art while guiding tours in southeast Alaska. Seeing glaciers and humpback whales in Alaska and sharing those experiences with people inspired Andy to come to Maui to continue being on the ocean and seeing the beautiful humpback whales in Hawaii. He strives to create a sense of wonder about the natural world for people and share with them his love of the ocean.
Nico moved here about 1 year ago. He has his MMC and looks to be a driving Captain one day. He comes with previous experience working aboard Quicksilver out of Ma'alaea as a Second Mate. Nico has led Jet ski tours, was a dock master in Naples, worked at the APPLE store, and ran fishing charters as Captain. Nico is also Fluent in Spanish!
Austin is Tyler MacArthur’s younger brother and yes, they sound and act identically to each other. Austin is going to be a Junior at Oregon State University and looks like he’ll be around for multiple seasons as crew. Austin’s previous work experience included caretaking and guiding for a private family in Wailea. He was also a busboy at Fabiani’s restaurant in Kihei.
You can’t miss Kyle. He’s got a personality almost as big as his beard. Kyle has a love for SCUBA diving and is training to become one of our newest SNUBA Guides. While he may not be the smoothest on a surfboard, he makes up for in his great personality and jovial spirit.
Tayler recently moved to Maui from Berkeley where she was a Production Assistant for Informing Change – a strategic learning firm dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and impact of people who are working to make the world a better place. She will be a seasonal hire through the fall. She is PADI certified and has previous experience working in a Café. Achievements include the first prize winner for the Guffey Excellence in Business Communication Award.
Rich comes from a very diverse background of professional windsurfing (PWA), custom software sales, world-traveler extraordinaire, and a 3-monthintensivehands on sailing and navigating course taught in New Zealand. Rich aims to get his Captains license as soon as possible and start driving trips.
While the name sounds the same, Sydney is not blood-related to the Coon Family, but she is now officially a member of the Trilogy 'Ohana. Sydney has recently moved to Maui and is pursuing a Mariner career. New to boating, she is eager to learn and climb the ranks. She has the goal of getting her Captains License one day. Sydney comes with 3-years previous restaurant experience ranging from the back of the house kitchen to bussing, to being the hostess.
Bree has desired to come on board with Trilogy for some time now and is excited to be a member of the ʻOhana. Bree is originally from San Diego, but moved out to Maui 1.5 years ago and has fallen in love with the Island. Hobbies include surfing, SUP, Yoga, running, hiking, and anything with an Aloha Spirit. Bree is PADI Open water certified and comes with previous boating experience on the Lahaina Cruise Company dinner cruises. Bree has also worked at Goofy Foot surf school for some time now. Bree is considering a Captains license in the future.
Aunty Corallyne is Trilogy's "Hale Queen". Since her start with Trilogy back in January of 2004, she has cared for the Hale and its guests with true Aloha. If you've ever had a conversation with Aunty Coral, you know she is as sweet as her voice conveys. No matter the size of the group (30 people to 200 people), Aunty Coral keeps her cool and her professionalism, organizing the crew and her "Hale helpers" to prepare the tables and serve our guests with the island hospitality Trilogy is known for. When not at the Hale, Aunty Coral enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. A big MAHALO for the hard work, dedication, and quality you put into your job on a daily basis. We appreciate you!
Mo Sanoon hails from the island nation of the Maldives. He comes to Trilogy with over a decade of experience in hotels and resorts around the world and an MBA in Hospitality. Most recently he moved to Lana'i as Manager at the Four Seasons Manele Bay, in charge of supervising the front office personnel. The graveyard shift (12 AM – 8 AM) quickly had Mo missing sunlight and spending soon time with his wife.
Mo started with us on construction team that was renovating the Hale O Manele. After observing the Captains, Crew and the Hale staff hosting our guests, he approached us about working for Trilogy in any capacity. As a beach attendant, he has come up with excellent ways to inventory the beach trailers. All safety equipment is stocked and checked daily.
Fun Fact – Mo is also a stock market day trader and runs his own business on the side. He starts his day at 4:00 AM and puts his orders in on wall street
Formerly a Captain for Pacific Whale Foundation, Captain Brian came on board with our Trilogy Ohana back in August 2015. Brian has become our resident Captain on our Captain’s Sunset Dinner Sail and along with the crew have helped grow the trips popularity and help us expand the trip to Lahaina. Guest’s rave about Brian’s astronomy class he does with his high powered laser pointer.
Mahalo and Congratulations Brian!
Position: Senior First Mate, Mate of Record
Lived On Maui Since: 1997-1999 and again since 2009.
Originally From: Jacksonville, Florida
Worked For Trilogy Since: 1997-1999, 2009-Present
Has Also Worked As: Research Analyst at mutual fund company
Favorite Place in Maui: Hana!
Most exotic place you’ve ever had a passenger from: South Africa
Craziest Outing You’ve Ever Had: Getting mugged by a whale for the entire two hours of a whale watch!
Favorite Snorkel Spot: Honolua Bay
Where Do YOU Go On Vacation: Florida to see family, but I want to go to New Zealand!
Hobbies/What You Do On A Day Off: Take my dogs hiking, and read in the air conditioning at Barnes and Noble
Favorite Restaurant in Maui: Honu
Best Part About Working For Trilogy: My office
Suggestions For Passengers on First Trilogy Trip: Don't use aerosol sunscreen! That, and just be ready to have a good time.
Lived On Maui Since: 2008
Worked For Trilogy Since: 2010
Has Also Worked As: Pharmacy Technician, Chef, Roofer
Favorite Place in Maui: Big Beach
Most exotic place you’ve ever had a passenger from: Sri Lanka
Craziest Outing You’ve Ever Had: Sailing back to Maui after two weeks of intense dry dock in Kona! Surfing waves and sailing about 17 knots!
Favorite Snorkel Spot: Honolua Bay
Where Do YOU Go On Vacation: Back to Oregon every winter to snowboard.
Hobbies/What You Do On A Day Off: Go hiking, bodysurfing, or sailing with friends.
Favorite Restaurant in Maui: Paia Fish Market by far my favorite!
Best Part About Working For Trilogy: Being on the water everyday, out in the sun with awesome people.
First Mate Dani.
Dani has a tremendous passion, appreciation, and education for all things ocean. With a BS in Marine Science from University Hawaii-Hilo and a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M, her level of expertise and training is commendable. Some of her previous experiences include research Diving in Antarctica, responding to stranded marine mammals on the beaches of Hilo, Aquarist for the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, 5 scientific journal publications, and 5 video productions. She is also a NAUI dive instructor and has recently certified many of her Captains and Crew.
Dani always has a big smile on her face and a can-do attitude that is admired by her co-workers as well as the guests. She is not afraid of working hard and at is kicking butt while she is 5-months pregnant! Mahalo Dani for all that you do.
Position: Senior Captain, Captain of Record
Lived On Maui Since: Born and Raised in Maui since 1985
Worked For Trilogy Since: 2001
Has Also Worked As: A beekeeper along the Central California coastline!
Favorite Place in Maui: Upcountry
Most exotic place you’ve ever had a passenger from: Alberta, Canada
Craziest Outing You’ve Ever Had: We once had an aging hippie man who wanted to take a “clothing optional” approach to the tour, and he would also engage in “dolphin chants” and wanted to jump into the pod of dolphins as we sailed away in the the other direction!
Favorite Snorkel Spot: Honolua Bay
Where Do YOU Go On Vacation: Somewhere cold
Hobbies/What You Do On A Day Off: Surf’s Up!
Favorite Restaurant in Maui: Leilani’s on the Beach! Get the Hula Pie!
Suggestions For Passengers on First Trilogy Trip: No need to sunscreen the bottom of da feet!
Captain Emily has been an incredible team member and has gone above and beyond by spending multiple days on Lana'i for Storm watch. She single-handedly Captain-ed TRILOGY I from Lahaina to Lana'i at night with an approaching Kona wind cold front and did it with a smile.
Emily has been a big help with the introductory nights of the New Deluxe Ka'anapali Sunset Sail. She provided fantastic insight and an amazing experience for our guests, who have been completely blown away with the new tour.
Emily has done a great job as Mate of Record for TRILOGY I, which is no easy task and now has been promoted to Captain of Record for TRILOGY ELUA. Her attention to detail, passion for boats and the ocean, and many friendships with other operators in the marine industry are admirable.