Jim, now in his early fifties, came to the yachting industry following a 25 year career in upper level management positions for several Fortune 500 companies around the US. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
Having decided to pursue sailing as a vocation, Jim earned a USCG Master 100 Ton License and has held the position of captain in every job from the beginning of his yachting career. He has four years experience with term charters on sailboats from 53 to 70 feet in length, as well as skippering day charter yachts, both sail and power, in St.Thomas. Most of his sailing has been done in the Caribbean and in New England waters perfect experience for a charter captain.
Jim enjoys motorcycling, football, baseball and traveling. A genial host, he is thoroughly dedicated to his new profession and will make every effort possible to ensure guests' total enjoyment of their charter on Archangel.
Chef Biggi Dodson
Biggi was born and grew up in Germany. She fell in love with the art of fine cuisine while working a summer job in a French restaurant and decided that would be her lifes work. About a decade ago Biggi sailed to the Caribbean and soon began cooking on yachts sailing throughout the islands. She settled in the US Virgin Islands and started catering dinner parties, weddings and business meetings in addition to offering personal chef services. Many repeat customers and referrals have brought success and steady growth.
Biggi uses only the freshest and most sustainable ingredients to create her dishes. She is happy to prepare your favorite dish and creatively customizes her menus to meet any special dietary needs. Biggi is a happy, outgoing person who makes you feel at home on ARCHANGEL from the moment you step aboard. She loves fishing, good food and good wine and sharing the best life has to offer with her guests.