Wayne B. Brown - Chairman & CEO
Wayne Brown - +1-706-737-7687
Wayne Hasson - President
Wayne Hasson - +1-239-449-6233
Larry Speaker - Vice President; Operations
Having grown up as a competitive swimmer it was only a matter of time until Larry was bitten by the "scuba bug". After landing his first real job it was an easy decision that his first vacation was a a scuba certification trip. Twelve months after that first trip Larry completed his instructors certification and soon after made scuba his full time career. That was over 20 years ago. During his career Larry has certified more divers than he can remember, managed and trained instructional staff, was a professional travel agent, launched a software company for dive stores and worked in marketing, advertising and IT for a large dive company. Larry earned his MBA specializing in International Business where he met his wife Carry. Larry is Vice President of Operations for Aggressor Liveaboards®.
Larry Speaker - +1-706-664-2949 800-348-2628
Anne Hasson - +1-239-593-0191 800-348-2628
Natalie was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Colorado where she met and married her husband. A huge NFL football fan she grew up attending Denver Bronco games, but having Wisconsin roots she is also a fan of the Green Bay Packers. Natalie started in Mortgage Banking then started with Aggressor Fleet® when she and her husband relocated to the Augusta, Georgia area in 2006 for her husbands career. With Aggressor Fleet® since January of 2007, Natalie is the Administrative Assistant to the CEO. On her bucket list is a trip with Aggressor Liveaboards to experience the Hump Back Whales in the Dominican Republic.
USCG Captain (500 ton)
PADI & SSI Instructor, EFR, React Right Instructor, Equipment Repair Technician, DAN Oxygen Provider Instructor
Captain Jay Roberts, was born in Clearwater, Florida and grew up working in his father's diesel mechanic business after school. He has always loved being around the ocean. Having been a certified instructor since 1996, he has enjoyed teaching and showing others the underwater world he loves so much. He is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University Tech in Computer Information Technology and practiced Architecture for 8 years and is a AIA Member. He began working as the photo pro onboard the Okeanos Aggressor in Cocos Island in 2002 then went on to become Captain of the Belize Aggressor III. Jay holds a USCG 500 ton international captains license and resides in Augusta, GA with his family.
Contact Jay Roberts - +1-706-550-6677 800-348-2628
MCA Captain (200 ton)
NAUI, SDI, TDI, SSI Instructor
Tom holds a 200 ton Yacht Master License, worked as a Captain for 20 years, 9 of them on the Cayman Aggressor. He is a certified Scuba Instructor for four national certification agencies and is fluent in English, German, Spanish, Swedish and Portuguese. Tom originated from Norrtalje, Sweden where he graduated from Rodenskolan College then went on to spend 8 years in sales in Spain and Portugal. He is responsible for managing the reseller program for USA and International tour operators, dive stores and travel agents, leading fam trips, managing trade and consumer dive shows as well as contributing to the fleet's social media. He spends much of the year traveling and working dive travel shows in Germany, France, Canada, USA, Spain, Asia and leading familiarization trips on Aggressor Liveaboards yachts.
Tom Gebhardt - +1-305-677-0695 800-348-2628
SSI Master Diver
Caroline Hasson was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, lived in the Cayman Islands until she was five and raised in Naples, Florida. She graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC with a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management and Business Administration. After working for multiple 5-star resorts, she joined the Aggressor Family in May of 2018. She was certified as a junior diver before obtaining her Master Diver Certification. Caroline is the Adventure Sales Manager for the Aggressor Nile Cruise and Aggressor Safari Lodge. She loves to travel and just returned from visiting the Aggressor Safari Lodge in Sri Lanka and Nile Queen in Egypt. She resides in Bethesda, Maryland.
Caroline Hasson - +1-706-671-6577 800-348-2628
PADI Dive Master
NAUI, Scuba Instructor
Over the past 20 years, as a marine conservation biologist, Samantha has worked from the field, lab, and office to protect the oceans’ ecosystems. Researching biodiversity, sustainable fisheries, and the illegal wildlife trade has taken her to the Amazon with National Geographic, to the Mesoamerican reef with NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program, and to some of the most remote islands of the Pacific to promote sustainable eco-tourism emphasizing ocean advocacy and adventure. She a published nature writer, and educator.
Samantha holds a Bachelor’s in Natural Sciences from Harvard University and earned her Masters of Marine Affairs and Policy at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She served as Adjunct Faculty in Natural Sciences at Miami-Dade College and lives on her family’s certified, sustainable tree farm in rural Florida.
Debbie Boone - Operations Administrator
Justin Brown - Director of Apparel Development & Design
Richard Shurling - Director of IT & Programming
Ina Strickland - Web Design/Development
Ina Strickland has been a web designer for over 20 years. Her graphic career began as an illustrator for computer game companies on the West Coast. When the first internet company came to her city she offered her graphic services as a volunteer and began learning how to apply her talent to this new technology. Ina ran her own successful web design business for 12 years with a large clientele base before joining the Aggressor team full time. She is responsible for the web design, branding, social media and graphic design for Aggressor Adventures. Ina recently spent a week on the Cayman Aggressor V and loved her diving experience.
Cole Watkins - Director of Content Strategy
Cole was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Management from Augusta State University in 2012. Cole has always loved the water and even started his own kayak tour and rental business in college. He is a certified scuba diver and has found his new favorite hobby. He is very excited to take his work from the river to beneath the sea with Aggressor Liveaboards. Cole lives in Evans, Georgia with his wife, son, daughter, and their two dogs. He loves spending time with his family, friends, and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves & Atlanta Falcons. Cole manages the social media, video editing, and analyzing website analytics for Aggressor Adventures. Cole recently received his third Iron Diver in a row on the Belize Aggressor IV®.
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