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Our Team on Lake Erie

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Duryea Gette Owner/Sales and Marketing

“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!

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Kevin Camp Owner/Cater and Bar

“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.

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Betty Kelley Reservationist

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.

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Dave Russell Captain

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!

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Dave Bussard Captain

Captain B has been on some form of lake, river, or waterway since age 16. He has had several boats over the years. He has been a Captain for the past 9 years, and a Captain for the Victorian Princess for the past 5 years. When not working, you can usually find him somewhere on the lake.

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Benjamin Stone Captain/Crew

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.

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Tina Quirk

Tina Quirk is an experienced bartender with 15 years of experience. She has been with the Victorian Princess for 3 seasons. She loves the people and the water. Tina can’t wait to get this season started. See you soon!

In addition, Tina is a Licensed stylist. Visit her website here.

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Kristen Chandler Bartender

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.

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Don Cowey Captain
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Mark Coursey Captain

Mark was born and raised in Erie, PA and lived along Lake Erie Shores. Previously he was a Presque Isle State Park Lifeguard. After becoming a U.S.C.G captain in 1984, he started his fishing charter business in 1985. His journey with the Victorian Princess began in 2013, and he obtained his Captain’s license to be able to operate the 100 ton master vessel. “This is a fun vessel to run- great memories for all. Hope to see you aboard!” – Captain Mark

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Bob Stadler Captain

Born and raised in Erie. Father of 7 and engaged. “I have loved the water ever since I was younger out on my Father’s boat”. “Currently have my own boat and enjoy that just as much”. I enjoy the water so much I became a scuba diver and currently working on my Master Diver”. Becoming one of the Captains of the Victorian Princess had made my love of the water even more.

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Jim Salcius Bartender
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Ian Murphy Captain/Crew

Ian is a 5th year Captain/Crew member of the Victorian Princess. He has thoroughly enjoyed his time on the boat and is a valuable member of our team!

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Hassan Baluch Crew
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Bridgette O'Neil Digital Marketing and Promotions

Bridgette is a junior triple business major at Penn State Behrend, and is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been in Erie for the last two years and will be graduating in 2022. Although still semi-new to the Victorian Princess crew, she feels as though she fits right in and has been here forever.

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Linda Long Reservationist

Linda was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and made Erie her home 38 years ago, when when she started a a job as a Reading Specialist in Harborcreek School District for 35 years. She has been enjoying retirement since 2017. Linda is married and the Mother of one daughter. Linda loves the outdoors and spending time on or near the water.

“As someone who always had a great time on cruises aboard the Victorian Princess, I enjoy being a part of the team to help customers find and experience an outstanding cruise with us”.

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Lexi Gette Server

Alexis Ann Gette has been with the Victorian Princess for the last three years. She enjoys working with her family’s business and serving the customers of the Victorian Princess. She is a 2020 graduate and will attend Temple University in the fall and study Biology.

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Shellie Reservationist

Raised in Fairview, spending the last 8 years in Cambridge Springs. Love of water came from fishing with her father and swimming in the springs while camping. Currently She is the Lead Telecommunications Specialist, Mixologist, Advance Scuba Diver and Mother of 4 sons.

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Tyler Wentling Crew

Tyler is new to working on the Victorian Princess. He has learned quite a lot from the experience so far. He went to school for construction.