Meet Our Sailing Charter Crew

Captains Matthew Mortensen and Andrea Knutson are US Coast Guard Certified, with 6 Pack, one hundred ton unlimited licenses and offer crewed sailing charters in the Pacific Northwest.

Matthew MortensenMatthew Mortensen grew up in the Puget Sound area. From childhood he spent weekends and summers sailing and exploring the Inside Passage with his family aboard a 36 foot sloop. He is an experienced marine mechanic and electrician who, in the off season, runs his own marine systems business. Delivering yachts up and down the Pacific coast as far north as Ketchikan and south as Costa Rica, he has accumulated the blue-water experience necessary to safely navigate vessels in any circumstance.

Equipped with an open-minded, outgoing and adventuresome personality, he easily initiates lively conversations with anyone concerning almost anything. A lifetime of sailing, backpacking and back country skiing has instilled wide knowledge of northwest coast flora and fauna. Applauded for fantastic from-scratch food preparation, his love of cooking will be evident at first bite.

  Qualifications:

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US Coast Guard Certified 6 Pack, 100 Ton Master's License

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First Aid Certified

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Licensed Delivery Skipper

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ABYC Certified Marine Electrical Technician

Andrea KnutsonAndrea Knutson grew up on a family-owned dairy farm in Minnesota. Her initial love of the water arose through family excursions, swimming, hiking and canoeing along the Mississippi River. A visit to Seattle during college stimulated a move to the Pacific Northwest shortly after her graduation from Winona State University. Andrea has a degree in Social Services and, when not cruising, works as a mental health counselor in Jefferson County. If friendliness is a stereotype attributed to Midwestern people, then Andrea adds clout to the cliché. Fun-loving and easy going, yet determined and tough, she has the grit it takes for long, tough passages. Her specialty, beyond all normal shipboard duties, is spotting hard-to-see wildlife on shore.

  Qualifications:
  - US Coast Guard Certified 6 Pack, 100 Ton Master's License   - First Aid/CPR Certified

 


Sailboat Charter CrewKirsten Campbell grew up in Washington State & spent many years exploring the outdoor’s, as both of her parents were avid outdoor seekers. She spent years backpacking, skiing & camping in the Olympic Mountains, and Cascades.

During her studies at Western Washington University, she purchased a wood 32’ William Atkin sailboat to live aboard and spent years sailing the San Juan Islands, Canadian Gulf Islands, & Bellingham Bay. She crewed off-shore on a friends sailboat from Bellingham, Wa. to Half Moon Bay, California, & again, with a different crew from Houston, TX. to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Kirsten is certified as a British Canoe Union Sea Kayak instructor, and has spent many years exploring the NW via Sea Kayak. Her on-land pursuits include traveling, bicycling, skiing, gardening, & cooking. She also spent years working in the restaurant business, so her knack for cooking came largely from her mother, and the great ideas she accumulated working in NW restaurants, serving up Local NW bounty!

She is fun-spirited, adventurous, & loves people!


Ruby Two-Shoes, the resident Golden Retriever, is 13 years old; and, no, those white marks aren't from her sunglasses. Her jobs include licking up crumbs, and standing watch for the occasional deadhead or dolphin. She will alert us to any flotsam with an energetic bark followed by a sprint aft on the deck. She is our family princess and she appreciates a good neck rub.

  Qualifications: Ruby Two-Shoes The Family
  - Does not shed
- Bow watch certified
- Galley sweep License
- Dependable friend