~ BOAT CREW ~

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KATE ANDERSON

Marketing Manager & Senior Crew Member

Kate went on her first boat ride at 1 week old, and grew up watching her dad manage and build tour boats on Lake Coeur d’Alene, in Idaho. After graduating from University of Idaho in 2014, she followed her family’s new business to Phoenix, where she took on the role of General Manager. She now co-manages the business alongside her brother, Matt. Kate’s father, mother, sister-in-law and grandmother are also involved with the company. She enjoys traveling, eating out, and hiking with her husband Robert in her free time.

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MATT FINNEY

Operations Manager & Captain

Matt went on his first boat ride as a baby, and grew up watching his dad manage and build tour boats on Lake Coeur d’Alene, in Idaho. After graduating from University of Idaho in 2015, and working for a year in Spokane, WA, Matt made the move to Phoenix. He now co-manages the business alongside his sister, Kate. Matt's wife, father, mother and grandmother are also involved with the company. If you're lucky you may see his co-captain, baby Noah, helping him steer the boat. He enjoys frisbee golf, going to the gym, tennis & swimming.

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VICTORIA FINNEY

Office Manager & Senior Crew Member

Victoria is an Arizona native, born and raised in Phoenix. She attended the University of Arizona where she graduated with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is also Captain Matt's wife (they were married on 'The Phoenix' cruise boat in 2020) and baby Noah's Mom. She enjoys crafting and shopping in her free time.

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DIANE FINNEY

Senior Crew Member

Diane spends the winter and spring living in sunny Arizona and returns to North Idaho for the summer and fall. She loves meeting the locals, as well as visitors from around the world while working on The Phoenix. When she's not working on the boat, she enjoys spending time with her husband (Fred), kids (Kate, Matt and Jake) and daughter-in-laws (Victoria and Anisa). She also loves family vacations.

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PAT CARLISLE

Senior Crew Member

Pat is an Arizona native who recently retired from 36 years as a firefighter. He is an avaid boater and enjoys hiking, fishing and wilderness canoeing.

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ALLY GEARY

Senior Crew Member

Ally was born in Ohio, but has spent most of her life in Arizona. She attended the University of Northern Colorado where she was a member of the softball team and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. Ally and her husband, Caleb, enjoy sports, hiking, camping, and pretty much anything outdoors. 

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DOUG HALAY

Crew Member

Doug, a native of Massachusetts, moved to the valley in 2014, after retiring from 24 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He is an avid reader and loves spending time with his wife, Crystal, two children, Caitlin and Ryan, and pups Tulip and Bailey.

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CRAIG AXTELL

Crew Member

Craig has lived in the valley for 21 years. He was an aerospace engineer for 33 years and recently retired. He enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids; playing disk golf, and investing as a hobby. He is also Matt and Kate's uncle.