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Pack your bags, because this November we’re heading to Norway for the latest entry into the Below Deck franchise with Below Deck Adventure. Below Deck Adventure promises lots of drama and plenty of action, as well as a cameo from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Heather Gay.
A press release notes, “The yachties hit their fair share of stormy seas and come together to give the charter guests an experience of a lifetime.”
Taking us on that trip of a lifetime is Captain Kerry Titheradge, whose team includes chef Jess Condy, bosun Lewis Lupton, chief stew Faye Clarke, stews Kasie Faddah and Oriana Schneps, and deckhands Kyle Dickard, Michael Gilman, and Nathan Morely.
“Captain Kerry Titheradge, a skilled captain with decades of experience in waters all over the world, keeps the crew of motor yacht Mercury in line as they cruise through the dangerously narrow yet breathtaking fjords. He tasks his team to curate the ultimate experience for their guests with excursions as they explore the Valldal Caves and paraglide in Andalsnes — all within the unpredictable cold waters of Norway,” the press release notes.
It continues, “Chef Jess Condy is a wanderlust who demands excellence; chief stew Faye Clarke left her high-power job in the business world to pursue yachting; stews Oriana Schneps and Kasie Faddah, who arrive with some rocky history having previously worked together, vie for the position of second stewardess. Bosun Lewis Lupton and deckhands Nathan Morely, Michael Gilman, and Kyle Dickard come together in this frigid-water region as some situations get heated when expectations aren’t met and interpersonal conflicts come to a head while striving to please their guests.”
Still want more info on Captain Kerry and the Mercury crew? Scroll down for all the details!
Captain Kerry Titheradge
With experience in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest, and more, Captain Kerry Titheradge is prepared to sail the Nordic seas. A disciplined and fair leader, Captain Kerry has nearly 30 years of experience working on boats and has spent almost two decades in yachting. When he’s not in the wheelhouse, Captain Kerry spends time with his kids in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This season his leadership is put to the test when a crew member becomes insubordinate early on and he must relearn to trust his team.
Chef Jess Condy
Confident, enthusiastic, hardworking, and passionate about food, Chef Jessica Condy has checked off all the boxes in her career except working on cold water. She brings her expertise as a certified nutrition coach and a specialist in Mediterranean and Asian-Fusion cuisine to the demanding charter guests aboard Mercury. With a strong hospitality background both on land and sea, as well as extensive experience in the Mediterranean, Chef Jessica struggles to adapt to the lack of provisions in Alesund, Norway. Though the guests are always impressed, Chef Jessica is a perfectionist, causing tension between her and the interior team.
Faye Clarke (Chief Stew)
Raised in southeast London, Faye Clarke grew up as a competitive person who is a winner at heart. At 21, she packed her bags with the help of her parents and traveled the world for more than a decade. A woman of many crafts, Faye made a career transition out of the corporate world when she ventured to Italy to join the yachting industry. Leading as chief stew, she will face the challenge of getting her interior team to work together as she puts pressure on herself to do well, all the while making sure she gains respect from her crew.
Kasie Faddah (Stew)
A Seattle transplant currently residing in the jungles of Costa Rica, Kasie Faddah is a true adventurer and adrenaline junkie. After leaving the Mormon church, Kasie made it her mission to live her life defying the norm, making yachting the perfect career choice for her. In addition to exploring the world, her current passions include beach volleyball, aerial arts, and flying trapeze. As a stew, Kasie struggles to get along with everyone in her department, causing strife on board.
Oriana Schneps (Stew)
Oriana has always been drawn to the water, starting when she worked at a Boston aquarium during high school. She participated in a scuba diving research expedition in the Bahamas while in college and never looked back as she set sail for a career in yachting. A hard worker with past experience as a chief stew, Oriana is determined to prove herself on the interior team. However, when she becomes tangled in conflict within her department, she must prove that she’s capable of rising above to get the job done.
Lewis Lupton (Bosun)
A graduate of the United Kingdom Sailing Academy, Lewis Lupton comes aboard Mercury as bosun with experience working in the Mediterranean and an avid love for sailing. On his last yacht, he rose quickly from deckhand to first officer, and he is eager to work with a larger team and boat. An amiable leader, Lewis learns the hard way that it isn’t always easy to be both a boss and a friend as he manages his deck team.
Kyle Dickard (Deckhand)
Born and raised in Texas, Kyle left the Lone Star State at age 19 to pursue his dream of traveling the world. After discovering yachting when he was in the Bahamas, Kyle knew working on deck was a natural fit and has never looked back. With more than five years of experience at sea, Kyle is a strong deckhand who is excited to sail new waters. His Southern charm often gets him out of trouble, but when he gets into a disagreement with another crew member, he finds himself in hot water.
Michael Gilman (Deckhand)
A resident of Long Island, New York, Mike Gilman ditched his computer science studies for a life at sea. As a green deckhand with experience working on commercial vessels, Mike arrives on Mercury eager to learn the world of yachting. While he loves the water and travel, he struggles to keep up with the demands of a motor yacht. With pressure from his deck team and cross-department drama, Mike must decide if the “white boat” life is made for him.
Nathan Morley (Deckhand)
A lover of fishing and diving since he was a child, Nathan Morley always knew he’d work on the water. At 18 years old, he walked into a marina and jokingly asked a captain for a job. When the captain said yes, the rest was history. Now having worked in yachting since 2017, Nathan is an accomplished deckhand with a love for adventure, including axe throwing, hiking, snowboarding, and yoga. Usually shy and soft-spoken, Nathan comes alive for the charter guests and is a natural entertainer. But will too much time with the guests cause friction with his team?
Get to know the crew a little better by checking out the trailer at the top of this post!
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