Captain Name: Scott Gaffga
Captain Nationality: American
Number of Crew: 9
CAPTAIN | Scott Gaffga | American
Scott began his career on the ocean as a young teenager, working on fishing boats in the Florida Keys. Yachting became a natural progression as he entered adulthood. At the time he was one of the industry’s youngest captains to take the helm. From there he dedicated himself to one Owner through 3 boats, 2 new of them new builds. Building one of the most successful charter programs in the Bahamas. Scott has been navigating the islands for 15 years and loves to show guests its hidden gems. His favorite pastime in the Bahamas is free-diving and spearfishing. When not traveling with TCB you’ll find Scott living the ultimate dad life with his wife and two young children.
ENGINEER | Jake Cooke | British
Jake was born and raised in Bristol, England, the son of an engineer. He followed his father’s footsteps into engineering. Jake completed a three-year technical apprenticeship with the U.K. Ministry of Defense. His wanderlust brought him to the world of yachting, where he could marry his skills with the desire to see the world. He is a fun energetic part of a great team. During his off time, he enjoys staying active by playing football (soccer), golf, spearfishing, and offshore fishing. (P.S, he also makes a great cup of tea!)
FIRST MATE | Brenden Tillman | American
Brenden is a native Floridian, born and raised in Stuart. Well known for unique waterways and diverse fisheries, the small town has shaped him into the yachtsman he is today. He grew up building wooden skiffs with his father and pursuing local game fish, which developed into a true passion for boating and all activities on the water. His early career, as a sportfish mate, was spent in the Bahamas chasing pelagics, as well as spearfishing its many out-island reefs. Brenden is proud to be aboard M/Y TCB and make sure guests experience a safe and unforgettable adventure. Even in his free time, he can be found wherever the fish are biting.
DECKHAND | Austin Tapp | American
Austin was born and raised in the backwoods of Central Florida. Developing a passion for the outdoors from a young age, Austin eventually moved to sunny South Florida. Austin enjoys capturing his adventures on camera and believes there is never a shortage of beautiful scenery when you’re on a yacht! His goal is to one day get on NatGeo and share his passions with the world. For now, Austin looks forward to capturing the amazing memories you will have during your trip!
CHIEF STEWARDESS | Brittany Favors | American
Brittany was born and raised in the beautiful seaside town of Stuart, Florida. With a love for the outdoors as an avid scuba diver, Brittany left her job as an Emergency Room Technician and has begun her career in yachting. For most of her life, she has been on and around the water with her family, taking advantage of Stuart’s breathtaking scenery. She also enjoys coaching lacrosse in her free time as well as practicing photography with friends. Brittany is looking forward to this new venture and is excited to travel and bring new positivity to her life while creating unforgettable memories onboard M/Y TCB.
SECOND STEWARDESS | Aimee Cameron | Canadian
Aimee joins the TCB team from beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada. At age 18, she attended the University of Prince Edward Island where she achieved her degree in science. Having grown up on an island, Aimee has an innate love for the sea. Traveling across Canada as a young athlete exposed Aimee to the thrill of exploring new places and meeting new people. She continued to fuel her natural wanderlust by backpacking throughout New Zealand and exploring France and Spain. Many years in the service and hospitality industries imparted a love of fine wines. Combined with a delicious bite to eat, Aimee believes that yachting was the perfect avenue to combine her eclectic set of talents. Aimee is always looking to learn something new. A strong fitness and nutrition enthusiast, she leads a healthy and active lifestyle. Aimee takes great care to ensure that her guests enjoy their time aboard TCB.
THIRD STEWARDESS | Kaliana Conroy | American
Kailana was born and raised in the small town of Stuart, Florida. Kaliana’s passion for the earth, the ocean- specifically. Kaliana left her job as an estate manager to pursue her yachting career. She was raised riding horses, fishing, and playing sports. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Kaliana is excited to see what the future holds in her new journey of yachting and cannot wait to see what the rest of the world has to offer.
CHEF | Alex Flannery | American
Foie gras éclairs, curry caramel doughnuts. This inventive play on sweet and savory is all in a day’s work for Chef Alex Flannery. Throughout the years, Chef Alex has honed his culinary skills, having spent time in some of the world’s most prestigious kitchens. Like many chefs, Alex began his career in the back of the house at the bottom of the heap- in the dish room of a New Hampshire nursing home, to be specific. He scrubbed pots and pans, assisting with the prep work whenever possible. While searching for a suitable career, Alex eventually witnessed the same culinary magic that was nearly impossible to ignore. Chef Alex believes in the simplicity of real ingredients combined with trusted techniques to create something delicious. Upon deciding to make the kitchen his home, Chef Alex has worked with numerous accomplished chefs in renowned restaurants across the United States. At the stories Bern’s steakhouse in Tampa, FL, he cut his teeth preparing the artfully crafted masterpieces served in the famous Henry Waugh Dessert Room. From there, he went on to Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and beyond. Le Bernardin is on the list, as is Park City Utah’s Stein Eriksen Lodge- where he learned to work with chocolate under Pastry Chef Raymond Lammers. In recent years, he has turned into a private chef, preparing meals on luxurious islands in the Bahamas and working on private yachts! You can find Alex in the galley on TCB. On his days off, Alex loves to go skateboarding or play Legos with his kids.