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Team Dynasty

Forrest Young

Director Emeritus

Forrest Young founded Dynasty Marine in 1984. Even though he is officially retired, he continues to share his experience with future generations.

Ben Daughtry

President

Ben is a representative for Marine Life Commercial Fishery on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. He is also the VP of the Florida Marine Life Association

Bucky Wile

VP of Dive Operations

Bucky manages the dive crew and organizes collections every week. He started at Dynasty in September 2001 as a box boy before joining the dive crew in 2005 as a junior diver.

Frank Young

VP of Sales

Frank was born and raised in the Keys and the ocean has always been a huge part of his life. His father, Forrest, introduced him to seamanship, diving, and fishing at an early age.

Dynasty

Lab Manager

Dynasty Marine’s lab manager maintains best practices in animal husbandry that result in the consistent output of high quality stocks.

Sandy Vogel

Administrative Assistant

Dynasty welcomed Sandy on board in March 2014. As Administrative Assistant, she lends her expertise to specialized projects for the company.

Pam Jackson

Office Manager

Pam joined the Dynasty team in 2016. As Office Manager, she handles the accounting and day to day operations of the front office. She is in charge of accounts payable/receivable and overseas daily office operations.

Kyle Nichter

Diver

Kyle is originally from Indiana, where he studied mechanical engineering. His previous work was with hot rods and muscle cars. He joined Dynasty in December 2015 as a fish collector/diver and helps with special projects around Dynasty.

ERICA BABA

Aquarist I

Erica began working for Dynasty Marine, in April 2023. She is originally from Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marine science from Coastal Carolina University. As an Aquarist, she works to maintain life support systems and care for many different marine life species. She enjoys beach time when she’s not working and looking for shark teeth.

LESLIE ROSA

AQUARIST I

Leslie became a member of the Dynasty Marine Husbandry team as an Aquarist, in August 2023. She helps to maintain life support systems and performs husbandry duties for our marine life. Leslie studied at Hawai’i Pacific University, where she earned a degree in Marine Science with a focus in deep-sea Teleosts.

TODD LYSIAK

Aquarist I

Todd joined Dynasty Marine, as an Aquarist, in June 2023. He is originally from North Carolina, where he earned his degree in Marine Biology. Todd provides husbandry care for our sharks, rays and other marine life. He enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge of fish and their habitats.

Jared Cross

Aquarist I

Jared joined Dynasty Marine, as an Aquarist, in April 2022. He is originally from Fort Collins, CO, where he earned his degree in Wildlife Biology. Jared provides husbandry care for our sharks, rays and other marine life. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, hiking, fishing and when he is back home, he likes snowboarding.

Customer Service

Logistics Coordinator

handles the daily aspects of document preparation for shipping

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PAID TO DIVE AND COLLECT FISH IN THE FLORIDA KEYS? IF THE ANSWER IS YES...

We are currently seeking a qualified DIVER to fill a new full-time position. This is an excellent opportunity to grow with an existing business in an interesting field. Compensation is dependent on experience with performance based incentive program. Benefits package including vacation, sick days, holidays and 401k PSP retirement plan. Please send cover letter and resume to sales@dynastymarine.net for consideration. No phone calls please.

Reserved For New Dynasty Teammate

Submit your resume at:

Info@dynastymarine.net

Gonzalo Buse

Diver

Gonzalo became a member of the Dynasty team as a diver in October 2022. He graduated from the University of CO in Boulder, CO with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. He is originally from Lima, Peru. When not diving, Gonzalo enjoys spending time playing tennis and golf and watching movies.

Caleb Avery

Diver

Caleb began working for Dynasty Marine, as a diver, in May 2022. He is originally from Arizona. He attended dive school and is also trained as a welder. Before joining Dynasty, he did scientific collection diving. He is grateful to be a part of Dynasty’s amazing team.

Morgan McAvoy

Aquarist I

Morgan became a member of the Dynasty Marine Husbandry team as an Aquarist, in May 2022. She helps to maintain life support systems and performs husbandry duties for our marine life. Morgan earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences with a minor in Biology from the University of Kentucky.

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