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Meet the Team

Tristan
Loescher

Programme Manager

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!

Geovanni
Hayward

Programme Coordinator

Nationality: Bermudian
A bit about yourself:

Geovanni grew up on the water. He started sailing at 5 years old when his father took him out sailing in his comet. He spent 2 summers sailing at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) before moving to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) where he has spent the past 12 years growing as a sailor and as a sailing coach. The RBYC Sailing Academy is where he found his passion of helping to make sailing more accessible for the youth of Bermuda by creating The Next Generation Sailing Fund, which is a scholarship fund to help more youth have the opportunity to sail year round.

If not working with the Endeavour team...

He would be coaching sailing at another sailing centre.

Favourite memory on the water:

Sailing with his father in the Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race when he was 10 years old.

Favourite Quote:

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Fun Fact:

He can listen to a song and play it on the piano.

Matt
Stephens

Programme Instructor

Nationality: Bermudian
A bit about yourself:

A young Bermudian photographer and videographer with a love of the ocean and fast boats! Matt is a Graduate of the 2018 Endeavour Maritime Career Springboard Programme. He has recently been working with SailGP and is a Bermudian ambassador onboard GoToBermuda for the 2019/2020 Clipper Round The World Race!

If not working with the Endeavour team...

He would be working with SailGP, the America’s Cup & the Ocean Race along with smaller local companies to support them!

Favourite memory on the water:

Matt recently had the opportunity to go out with the Japan SailGP team while they were testing their new 29m light air wing in Aarhus, Denmark!

Favourite Quote:

“Make your goal to get better every single day. Strive for a sustainable process and system that allows you to improve and perform” – Daniela Moroz (SailGP USA)

Fun Fact:

Matt will be sailing 11,600km or 7200nm with the Clipper Race during Leg 7 from Seattle to New York

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.

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.

Cristian
Roque

Programme Instructor

Nationality: Bermudian
A bit about yourself:

A Bermudian who loves the ocean and everything to do with it. He recently started sailing through the Endeavour Maritime Career Springboard Programme and it has been history ever since. Sailing is now one of his favourite pastimes along with lionfish hunting.

If not working with the Endeavour team...

If Cristian was not a part of the Endeavour team he would be traveling the world via sailboat and working his way up to becoming a Captain.

Favourite memory on the water:

His favourite memory on the water is when his dad took him to school in a race boat because he was late for school.

Favourite Quote:

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

Fun Fact:

He has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean 3 times!

James
Harris

Operations Manager

Nationality: British
A bit about yourself:

James grew up sailing on the Thames in his hometown of Leigh On Sea and has since worked in the sailing industry in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the last 17 years.

His most recent post prior to joining Endeavour was as sailing operations manager for the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, where he also sat on the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation technical committee and advised on youth participation and program development for the region.

He is passionate about expanding participation in sailing through education and community, and values empowering those around him.

Out of the office he enjoys playing 5 a-side football, cooking, SCUBA diving and, of course, sailing.

If not working with the Endeavour team...

Making pancake faces for his 3 year old daughter in Barcelona. 

Favourite memory on the water:

Overnight sailing solo from Corfu to Sicily, racing a thunderstorm that was following behind.  With a beautiful sunrise, and the sound of nature and nothing but water all around.

Favourite Quote:

“Life is a journey to be experienced not a problem to be solved.” – A.A. MILNE

Fun Fact:

James umpired the Abu Dhabi Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi 2012 in port race schedule.

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. 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.

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