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. 

Captain Carrie

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.


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.

Dave W.

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Dave was Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After college in Chicago for improv and theater,  he moved to NYC to make it big. Well, the Big Apple took a bite out of him, so he packed it up and moved to Maui in 2009 and has been working on boats doing SNUBA, crew, fishing, and just having a good 'ole time in general. Favorite quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world, " Mahatma Ghandi.


Gillian is originally from Vancouver, Canada, studied General Biology at Biola University in LA and has been following the sun ever since.  Playing Semi-Pro Soccer in Austria, Boat Driving in Howe Sound, Canada and Marine Naturalist for Pacific Whale Foundation are just a few of the jobs she has had after graduating from college. Gillian has lived on Maui for two years and has loved every minute of it.  When she is not working on the boats she can be found cooking up a storm, reading in her hammock, teaching a bible study, paddle boarding, hiking, hanging out with kids from the west side or playing soccer.  



Jenny has been a standout and is turning into a fine mariner and First Mate. Jenny is great to work with no matter what trip or what the weather is doing. Her strong work ethic and desire to do a good job is appreciated by all. Jenny is always one to lend a hand or pick up a shift when needed - need an extra hand with a prep day?
Recently, she covered for a crew in an emergency and worked a Blue Aina on T1, jumped over to an exclusive Whale Watch on T6, then finished out on a Ka'anapali sunset sail on T3 – all with a smile and 110% effort!   
Jenny embodies the core value of Aloha and Lokahi. She truly cares for our guests and her co-workers and will go out of her way to make everyone’s day a little more fun and enjoyable.
Mahalo Jenny!


eslie was an elementary Science teacher for 5 years,  Marine Mammal Rehabilitation volunteer at the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network,  Animal Care and Training Assistant at the Georgia Aquarium working with small-clawed otters, Belugas, Harbor Seals and African Penguins.  And lastly, she was a research Intern at the Pacific Whale Foundation analyzing data from humpback whales, and odontocete studies in Hawaii. Wow!