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Meet the Team

Tristan
Loescher

Programme Coordinator

Nationality: Bermudian
A bit about yourself:

Born and raised in Bermuda and educated in Germany, Canada and Japan. Tristan is an avid outdoorsman and athlete who’s equally at home on the water, or high up in the mountains!

If not working with the Endeavour team...

You would probably find Tristan coaching youth how to snowboard!

Favourite memory on the water:

His first memory on the water is catching his first fish – a yellowtail snapper!

Favourite Quote:

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Fun Fact:

Loves to skateboard!

Renee
Greenslade

Programme Instructor

Nationality: Bermudian
A bit about yourself:

Learned how to sail at White’s Island when she was 8 years old and has represented Bermuda in sailing several times. She has always been actively involved in different sports, and more recently playing Field Hockey for Bermuda; however she always comes back to sailing!

If not working with the Endeavour team...

Renee would be coaching in some aspect, or working with kids and helping others.

Favourite memory on the water:

The water has always been a big part of her life growing up and a lot of her weekends were spent at the beach with family or out on a boat.

Favourite Quote:

“If there was no money, and everything depended on your moral standards, the way that you behaved, and the way that you treated people, how would you be doing in life?” – Tupac

It’s one of her favourites because people are remembered by how they are as individuals and how we treated the people around us. What we do and what we say can have an impact on the people in our lives.

Fun Fact:

Renee didn’t talk until she was 5 years old, however she and her older brother had their own form of communication.

Tre
Maxwell

Programme Instructor

Nationality: Bermudian
A bit about yourself:

Born and raised in Bermuda. Tre grew up always on the water. He started sailing at the age of 11 and loved it ever since. The first day he stepped into a sailboat he knew competitive sailing was for him. Ever since, he’s never stopped sailing and the experience has provided him with amazing opportunities. 

If not working with the Endeavour team...

Tre would definitely be somewhere in the world teaching others how to sail. Sailing has provided him with many amazing experiences and he’s passionate to share with others to experience the same.

Favourite memory on the water:

Sailing with the Chinese 49er Olympic Sailing Team blasting around Lake Garda, Italy fleet racing. 

Favourite Quote:

Ocean air! Salty hair! 

Fun Fact:

After successfully completing the Endeavour Maritime Careers Springboard Programme, Tre was offered a full time role at Endeavour Community Sailing doing what he loves teaching others how to sail and inspire a lifelong appreciation for learning. 

Tia
Tankard

Club Development Officer & Education Assistant

Nationality: Bermudian
A bit about yourself:

Dedicated to her community and passionate about working with young people. Her experience includes working previously as the After-School Programme & Holiday Camp Coordinator for Sandys 360 Sport, Aquatic & Enrichment Centre where she was responsible for planning the summer camps and after-school programme activities. She volunteers with the Somerset Cricket Club as the Youth Events Chairperson. She also was the Kids’ Zone Manager for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda after which she assisted the Endeavour team with data entry as Education Assistant before joining the team in a full-time capacity.

If not working with the Endeavour team...

Tia would be working in an office. Being part of the Endeavour team gives her the opportunity to make an impact on Bermuda’s youth while connecting them to an intricate part of the Island’s history.

Favourite memory on the water:

The night that the AC35 volunteers were meeting Endeavour’s Community Sailing Manager, Tom Herbert-Evans who shared the history of Bermuda’s sailing vessels, which was fascinating to learn about. This later came into play when she joined the Endeavour team and had the opportunity to participate alongside students during a visit to the National Museum of Bermuda and students were instructed to look around the shipwreck museum and find a fun fact that was unique. To see the enthusiasm that the students have is nothing short of amazing!

Favourite Quote:

“Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.”

Fun Fact:

Enjoys loquat picking as if she was still 12 years old.

Moriah
Wheddon

Programme Instructor

Nationality: Bermudian
A bit about yourself:

Moriah has grown up on the water around Bermuda whether sailing or boating with family and friends. She started sailing at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton when she was 8 years old.

If not working with the Endeavour team...

Sailing has been a great passion of Moriah’s since she was very young and she hopes to inspire kids to have a passion for sailing. If she wasn’t working with the Endeavour team she would be likely teaching sailing at another sailing club.

Favourite memory on the water:

Moriah’s favourite memories of the water are rafting up with friends every weekend. She enjoyed snorkeling over the reefs and spending time in the sun.

Favourite Quote:

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand

Fun Fact:

Moriah enjoyed every sport growing up. Her love of sports started at 6 years old when she enjoyed doing flips and tricks in gymnastics.

Jennifer
Pitcher

Community Engagement, Development & Partnerships Manager

Nationality: Canadian
A bit about yourself:

Jennifer brings a wealth of experience in various roles in the non-profit sector prior to commencing her role with Endeavour Community Sailing. Most recently Jennifer was the Community Outreach Manager with the America’s Cup Event Authority. Her past experience includes leading volunteer and community programmes with The Centre on Philanthropy, assisting job seekers with their employment search and job preparation at The Centre for Education & Training in Toronto, Ontario, coordinating community programmes for a conservation learning centre in a Costa Rican rainforest, and teaching English to Spanish youth in the Pyrenees. An Honours graduate with a BA in International Development from the University of Guelph, Jennifer is an advocate for community development for its catalyst effect to create positive change. She is hopeful that her genuine passion for service and sustainability inspires others to get involved and make a difference in their community!

If not working with the Endeavour team...

Jennifer would likely be a consultant for corporate citizenship assisting companies to leverage talent and resources for social good, volunteer her time with non-­profits focused on creating positive social impact, enjoy more time with her family and travel the world.

Favourite memory on the water:

Her first official sailing lesson on a Hobie Wave catamaran facilitated by Joshua Greenslade in St. George’s.

Favourite Quote:

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fun Fact:

Jennifer speaks Spanish, has taken surf lessons in Spanish in 3 countries, and has surfed in 5 countries spanning 3 continents and 3 oceans.

Tom
Harcombe

Programme Manager

Nationality: British
A bit about yourself:

Tom is from London, England where he started sailing at 10 years old on a tiny pond and was hooked instantly. He absolutely loves being outdoors, exploring new places, and going on adventures. He is interested in the technical and scientific aspects of sailing which drove him to obtain a degree in mechanical engineering. As well as England and now Bermuda, he has also lived in Australia for 2 years.

If not working with the Endeavour team...

He would probably be sitting behind a desk somewhere in London.

Favourite memory on the water:

Sailing on a muddy river called the camel with his parents in a wayfarer in the cold and rain. It was windy and he loved it!

Favourite Quote:

“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

Fun Fact:

The earth is roughly 3.5 times smoother than a snooker ball.

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