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Originally from Chicago, Jacob moved to the west coast in 2010 where he discovered his love for sailing. A single day trip in San Diego had him hooked and pretty soon he was renting his own boats to take out and eventually purchasing his first sailboat in 2014. In 2017 after spending several years sailing the coast of California and Mexico he quit his job as a hospitality manager and decided to pursue a full-time career on the water.
Over the last two years Jacob has spent the summers in the Med working charters for everyone from honeymoon couples to giant flotillas of nearly 200 yachts! In the most recent off season he moved to Australia to sail charters in New South Wales for the summer down under. When it warmed up in the north he returned to sail California and Mexico once again along with the Abacos islands in the Bahamas.
Always pursuing additional knowledge, Jacob has spent his time gaining experience on vessels ranging from 25 ft race boats to 85 ft luxury cruisers. Whether it's a mono hull or catamaran; big or small; as long as it's sailing the ocean blue it's the right boat.
Born and raised in an Italian family on Staten Island, food has always been an important part of Christina’s life.
Christina graduated from Saint Johns University with a Masters in Special Education. After a few years in the NY education system she felt she was settling for something that she did well and enjoyed yet wasn’t truly fulfilled. Soon enough she made the decision to get away from it all, away from that which was comfortable and familiar and embarked on her first solo trip, to South Africa, where she realized that connecting with others through food was what made her happy.
She believes that there is so much love in a homemade meal and what better way to enjoy it than with great wine and good company. Unexpected events, call it serendipitous, led Christina to the sea where she has worked two seasons in the Mediterranean, in Greece, Croatia and Montenegro, doing what she loves every day in a gorgeous setting.
As a chef, she keeps her meals as healthy and tasty as possible, she uses the best ingredients available, with a variety of herbs and spices giving guests an amazing culinary experience.
Hop onboard Alladora and be assured that Jacob and Christina will give you the best vacation of your lives.