Tanner has always had a passion for travel and appreciation for learning about other cultures. Growing up as the free spirited, athletic, youngest of four in his hometown of Sayville, Long Island, Tanner was always drawn to the water. After graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh he moved to California to live the carefree, surfer lifestyle. After working as a lifeguard at the Coppola Winery, he decided to trade the surf and sand for charter yachts to make a more stable career for himself, that still allowed him to travel and explore. After taking certification classes in Ft. Lauderdale, Tanner was quickly hired as a deckhand on private yachts sailing along the east coast and the Caribbean. During a year off from yachting, he traveled across the US in a van with his dog Tito. Always up for an adventure, he’s looking forward to his upcoming charters that will take him around the world.