Meet the team
TREVOR JOYCE & MAGGIE JOYCE
Trevor is passionate about sailing, and racing in particular. Whenever there are two yachts going in the same direction at the same time there is a race on and the sail trimming starts. Trevor is fanatical about Ozzie Rules football, he plays tennis and likes loud jungle music.
After working in education in England, Greece, Saudi Arabia and then back in Oz, Maggie has become a passionate ‘people person’. She has earned the title of Director of Peace and Harmony on the Mariner Boating yacht rallies. Her interests include history, food and culture, and photography.
Chris is our General Manager and a former restaurateur and river guide from Jackson, Wyoming in the USA. He has also spent many years in the marine industry with North Sails and working on yachts around the world. With a passion for adventure, Chris has spent more than 10 years of his life living abroad, working and travelling by land, air and sea on nearly every continent.
Once upon a time Laura worked in the corporate travel industry. Her work ranged from organising large events such as the Australia Day event, to confidential travel for PM’s, other government departments, corporations and the banking industry. Laura has travelled to Russia, Japan, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore and Turkey. She loves adventure, moo boxes (don’t ask) and cooking.
Cathy has been with the Mariner team for 6 years as the financial controller of the business. She makes sure that the money trail always stays on track and uses her whip only occasionally when expenses start to run high. She may be a “Bean Counter” now, but in her earlier days she worked as a travel consultant and manager of a travel office for 12 years. She has travelled the world extensively but mostly by air and land. Deep down however, she knows she is a “Soul Sailor” as the passion for boats and sailing from the rest of the team has rubbed off on her. Her love of number crunching and travel is only surpassed by the love of her two beautiful daughters and a great cup of tea.
Jannise developed a passion for travel after a grand trip overseas with her grandparents at the age of 14. This fueled a love of travel that led her straight into the industry after high school, and has never looked back. With 11 years’ experience in the industry and over 30 countries ticked off the list, she has an amazing encyclopedia of knowledge of a wide range of travel destinations. She believes that travel broadens the mind, with this attitude she wants everyone to enjoy and appreciate travelling as much as she does! She loves random trivia facts (except music) and is looking forward to her “week of trivia” challenge later this year. Jannise sets the pace at Mariner with her finely tuned customer service skills, and is enjoying the challenge of learning all things boating.
Lauren’s first adventure with Mariner Boating was in 2001. At 16, she and her family joined the Greek Island Odyssey Rally and after 2 weeks cruising the Cyclades Lauren decided she could probably handle working for a company like this. Six years later, with a Bachelor’s Degree and two months of European travelling under her belt, Lauren joined the Mariner team. Now, 5 years on, Lauren has progressed from office junior to managing and coordinating rallies in Tahiti, Tonga, Turkey, Croatia, Corsica and Sardinia and Thailand. In addition to her journeys with Mariner, she has travelled through Germany, Austria, the UK, Portugal, Spain, France, the USA and New Zealand. With a passion for music and being on the water, Lauren spends her free time trying to play the guitar and sailing on the family catamaran.