Our Team on Lake Erie

Duryea Gette


“I have enjoyed my trips aboard the Princess for years. My hope is that all of our customers come away with the same love of Erie, the Peninsula, and Presque Isle Bay that I have experienced while embarking the Victorian Princess.”

Duryea was born and raised in Erie. She is married and a mother of four children. An Erie School District teacher for 25 years, Duryea has also worked with the Princess for two years as Owner & Cruise Director. She also recently received her Captain’s License!

Kevin Camp

Kevin Camp

“I have always loved food and drink and have always loved the water. This is an exciting combination that will make for an absolutely perfect night out in Erie, PA.”

Local business owner of the Colony Restaurant, the Arena Sports Bar, and Colony Catering, Kevin Camp has spent a lifetime providing his patrons with a pleasant dining experience. Kevin was born and raised in Erie.

Office Staff

Betty Kelley

Titusville native, Betty Kelley is currently the office manager for the Victorian Princess.  She enjoys meeting and socializing with our guests and helping them select the best cruise for their enjoyment.

Carly Fischer

Carly is our Marketing and Sales Coordinator. She is in charge of our social media platforms, website, advertising, & print media. She loves working with clients and potential guests to make sure their experience on the Victorian Princess is exactly how they envision. She is an Erie native and received her business education from Mercyhust University.

Jesse Stadler

Captains & Crew

Captain Dave Russell

Captain Dave has been on the water all of his life and has owned some type on vessel since he was 12. He has owned power boats and cabin cruisers but his true love is sailing. Dave thought it would be an interesting and fun adventure to pilot a larger vessel so he earned his Merchant Marine Captain’s license and when the opportunity to pilot the Victorian Princess came he welcomed the new adventure!

Captain Lance

Don Cowey

Bob Stadler

Captain Dave Bussard

Captain Mark Coursey

Benjamin Stone

Ben has been on the water for as long as he can remember. Working on the Victorian Princess throughout his college summers has been a unique experience that not many people Ben’s age are able to have. He will be concluding his time on the VP as a Captain for the 2020 season.

Ian Murphy

Hassan Baluch

Bartenders & Servers

Jim Salcius

Kristen Chandler

Kristen is an Erie native and a McDowell & Edinboro University graduate. She showcases her skills as a mixologist as a bartender on the Victorian Princess. She is also a professional school guidance counselor, black jack dealer, lifeguard, and proud mother of 4.