OUR PIRATE CREW

Our people represent our most valuable resource and our greatest achievements consist of providing support to the local community.

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BRYAN JAHNKE

Owner

Co-owner of Black Beard Sports since inception in 2006. Army Veteran, IDC Staff Instructor and Coast Guard Captain.

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GLADYS ALEMAN

Owner

Co-owner of Black Beard Sports since inception in 2006. Army Veteran, Assistant Instructor, community liaison and social media expert.

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YORDI SIVERIO

Operations Manager

Started at Black Beard Sports in 2013. PADI Master Instructor, Coast Guard Master Captain.

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HAILEY METZ

Manager

Florida born, Hailey knows the salt water life. She brings extensive dive and tour experience as a PADI Divemaster and is a US Coast Guard Captain

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JOSUE BERMUDEZ

Tour Guide

A native of Vieques and a guide for Black Beard Sports since 2010. Josue is the uncontested people's choice tour guide and expert on Vieques Island.

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DIANNE MANIK

Retail Manager

Started at Black Beard Sports in 2009. Has Helped shape the retail footprint of Black Beard Sports at 4 different locations.

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Maeve O' Connor-Bethune

Guide Extraordinerd

New Yorker and lifelong kayaker, Maeve has been running tours with Black Beard Sports since 2021. Maeve never gets tired of the bioluminescence, or getting arroz con habichuelas in Vieques

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Erica Jamieson

Guide Extraordinerd

Originally from the UK, Erica grudgingly admits that she prefers the clear warm waters of the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. With Black Beard Sports since 2021, she is a snorkel and bio bay guide and is currently training as a Divemaster