Captain Jesse hails from Savannah, GA where he spent his formative years living aboard his family’s traditionally rigged Class A Barquentine sailboat. It was this hands-on experience that made Jesse fall in love with the sea and both the challenges and rewards it renders .
Growing up in and around shipyards, Jesse was well accustomed to super yachts from a very young age. He recalls admiring a newly launched Feadship on the riverfront at the age of 12. It was at that moment he knew he would one day be in command of a vessel of similar stature .
His career has included a tenure in the tall-ship circuit, teaching traditional sailing, Marlinspike Seamanship, and crewing on many high-end private and chartered vessels. Jesse has competed in both near coastal and off-shore regattas in multiple classes. He is an avid waterman and enjoys spearfishing, free diving, and surfing in his spare time .
Through his combination of delivering superior-level service, his knowledge of local ports of call and his dedication to safety, he consistently ensures that all guests have a memorable vacation while onboard.
Jesse has spent the last decade cruising the Caribbean, Central America, the Bahamas, and the entire eastern seaboard. He took over command of Avalon in the Fall of 2019