Jess was a successful scientist, dog trainer and online business owner in her previous careers and in this go-around she wants an ADVENTURE and to make a positive impact! She lived on a boat for 4 years prior to purchasing the Sacajawea but is otherwise in a huge learning curve about how to take care of this hulking beauty of an old boat! She is best at the bookkeeping, marketing, planning, painting and design tasks.
Brian Hofstetter, Owner/Operator/First Mate: Brian's background is in film, technology and business. He has loved boats for his entire life and spent a lot of time on them recreationally. Since making his hobby a career by acquiring the Sacajawea, he has undergone what is certainly one of the world's biggest learning curves! Brian has been present for all the upgrades and charters of the vessel and is the heart of our team. He deeply understands all aspects of operation, navigation, engineering, business matters, client care and the historical significance of the Sacajawea.