Captain: Paul Hannum
Captain Paul Hannum grew up boating with his family in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic Coast. A lifetime of boating & fishing has
exposed him to beautiful destinations around the world. As Master aboard M/Y CynderElla, Capt Paul looks forward to sharing his passion for the water with his guests. Captain Paul promises a First Class vessel & crew, outstanding locations, and a fun time for all. Captain Paul is an accomplished sport fishing tournament angler, so the chances of you catching fish for dinner is very good!
Chief Stewardess Francis Romero calls Miami home but originally hails from beautiful Venezuela. With a strong background in hospitality and events planning, Francis’ attention to detail, passion for life & taking care of others makes her the ideal person to ensure those aboard CynderElla have an exceptional experience. Her joyful attitude makes everyone feel welcome and her towel & napkin art will make you smile.
Chef Patrick Wilson was born and raised in Central Missouri. He has been cooking since he was 15 baking artisan breads in a commercial bakery for restaurants and grocery stores in his community. After graduating Chicago’s Le Cordon Bleu program Chef Patrick worked at Michelin starred restaurant NAHA for four years, then went on to become Executive Chef at the prestigious OLEA restaurant in Portland Oregon at just 24. In 2014 Patrick moved St. John’s to become Chef de Cuisine at the wellknown La Tapa. Patrick joined M/Y CynderElla in 2021 and has enjoyed bringing all of his cooking skills and knowledge of local Caribbean ingredients to prepare five star meals and experiences for it’s guests
Mate Jack Hannum - Mate Jack Hannum is from Maryland, just outside of Annapolis. Jack spent his childhood boating and fishing on various vessels such as center consoles, large sportfishing boats and motoryachts on the Mid-Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Bay, and Palm Beach, Florida. His enthusiastic outgoing personality and attention to detail ensures a wonderful time for all onboard. Jack splits his time yachting in the winter & spring months and charter & tournament fishing in the summer, so there is a good chance guests will be able to catch their dinner! Jack enjoys sharing his passion for sport fishing and watersports with guests on board
Stewardess Lauren Eppich was born and raised in Denver Colorado. She recently from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Bachelor degree in Sociology and minor in Journalism. She grew up going to an all-girls camp on lake Ossipee in New Hampshire, where she found her love for water sports and child care. Her bubbly attitude will make you feel right at home and her experience in the service industry allows for an unforgettable vacation. Lauren enjoys traveling and is always keen on new adventures. In her free time she enjoys photography including both film & digital, snowboarding, fly fishing, and paddle boarding.