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Crewfinders Staff Biographies

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Linda Turner Linda Turner - Director of Crew Placement

Linda came to Florida from Brooklyn as a child and enjoyed family boating on the Indian River.

Linda started working on yachts as a cook stew and met her husband Captain Jim Turner in the late 70's in the Bahamas. They worked together as a team for most of 14 years covering the Eastern Seaboard, Caribbean, Great Lakes and Bahamas. Linda got her Captain license in early 80's and retired it after its 4th issue.

She has worked as a yacht crew member as cook/stew and also as captain, then as a charter broker, yacht broker and now as a Crew Agent. They purchased Crewfinders Inc. in 1982 as a startup company and changed the name to Crewfinders International Inc. They proceeded to make Crewfinders International a well known name in the industry and it took 5 years for the name to go around the globe.

Linda has striven to supply to crew the opportunity to experience and live the wonderful life style yachting allows, and to supply owners with crew members happy to be of service.

Heather ChaseHeather Chase - Data Manager · Cell: 954-522-2739

Born and raised as a native Floridian, Heather was brought up in a boat oriented family who enjoyed the sea and worked on boats. After moving to Fort Lauderdale in 2005 to attend collage at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to obtain her bachelor's degree, she joined the Crewfinders team in 2006 to work part time in helping out in the family business while attending school. After graduating she took on the role of Data Manager full time at Crewfinders to maintain and improve all information that comes through its doors.

Heather has an eye for detail and makes sure that all crewmember and yacht data is accurate, current and represented correctly. At Crewfinders she has come to know the yachting community and the people that keep it afloat and thriving and has found that everyone has a story to tell.

the Mascots Luna, Sunny and Star - The Mascots

Born and raised to be the social dogs of the office, Luna, Sunny and Star are great judges of character.