CAPTAIN | TAYLOR BOWKER | SOUTH AFRICAN
Taylor was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and was by no means brought up around, or on the ocean. It was his attraction to adventure and travel that pushed him to sail a 40ft catamaran across the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town, South Africa to Annapolis, Maryland at the age of 18. It was from there that he began his career on yachts.
Taylor has traveled a vast amount of the world by sea, having encountered all sorts of weather and emergencies in his years of yachting. Taylor has performed and excelled in every role throughout his yachting career, including chief engineer on a 146ft jet drive yacht at the age of 28. Due to his extensive knowledge on the land, sea and behind the scene mechanics, Taylor carry’s a calm, collected and educated approach to any situation. Taylor has been Captaining motor yachts since the age of 25 and will ensure you a safe voyage aboard Jus Chill’n.
To top it off Taylor holds a PADI dive master, certified free diver and is an expert spear fisherman. If you are interested in water sports, Taylor is your guy. He can lead you through the lively reefs and wrecks of the clear Bahamas water and even catch your dinner!
This, along with his friendly demeanor has created a favorable reputation for Taylor in the super yachting industry. On his off time he can be found venturing the mountains in Maine or diving the reefs of Central America. His passion for the outdoors and happy go lucky attitude will have you smiling for weeks after your trip.
CHEF/STEW | ELODIE DAVIS | AMERICAN - CANADIAN
Having grown up in the mountains of New England, Elodie’s love for the outdoors has always been strong. Her summers were spent sailing the ridged Maine coastline, while her winters were spent skiing the White Mountains. At an early age, Elodie was taught to grow her own produce on the family farm which created her palate and value of fresh and flavorful foods.
Being a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, Elodie decided to take on a double major in Criminology and Sociology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, she made the decision to join the yachting industry in 2015, to combine her passion of traveling the world with working on the ocean. Elodie has been lucky to travel many destinations all over the world on Super Yachts, including the South Pacific, Australia, Central America, the East and West Coast of the United States, the Mediterranean and Caribbean. She has taken pride in learning cuisine styles on all of her travels and incorporates them into her cooking style.
Elodie’s positive, upbeat and caring attitude creates for a fun-loving presence onboard amongst crew and guests. Elodie’s focus is always the guests experience, and she does everything she can to make the guests stay onboard memorable. Her impeccable service is complimented by her friendly, enthusiastic approach to life. She loves to entertain and strives for perfection. Elodie will ensure your holiday on Jus’ Chilln is everything you could imagine and more. Watch out, as her smile is contagious!