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Experience

Where it Matters

Thirst for Adventure

The founders of Storylines started with a vision to give avid travelers the ability to live out their deep passion for exploration. They realized that many people have placed their thirst for adventure on hold to build a career, care for children and aging parents, or simply to pursue other interests that have temporarily shelved the part of their life story that so many of us have dreamed of most. The result was creating a residential community at sea that enables global citizens to live a healthy and active life of freedom and adventure; where they can enjoy unique, memorable and life-changing experiences while circumnavigating the world in their Global Residence.
 

The Storylines Team 

The Storylines team brings together a wide knowledge of the cruise, real estate, and leisure industries with over 250 years of collective experience. Storylines' advisory board and brand ambassadors also have extensive cruise experience, having spent a total of 25,000 days at sea.
 
 

Corporate Partners

 

 

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Alister Punton

CEO

Alister has two decades of experience in the property, construction and technology sectors, developing businesses and solutions for global markets. He has developed a fully integrated SaaS property product, as well as run an international construction import business in China. Alister is a founding board member for Prepared For Life: a driver and road safety charity for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Shannon Lee

COO - Vision, Design, Construction

Shannon has extensive experience in international real estate development and property partnerships, bringing new and bold solutions to traditional business challenges. He has spent several years consulting with distressed and failing enterprises, implementing innovative cross-sector solutions with great success.

Dr Paul Read 

Project Manager - Ship Build

Paul is CEO of Gelen Marine Ltd and has over 25 years of experience in ship building and conversions. He is a chartered Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with comprehensive experience in project management, engineering, design and ship construction. He is managing Storylines new build project and overseeing the engineering, design and construction of the project.

Captain Meinhardt Hansen

Ship Captain and Construction Advisor - Operational

An experienced Captain with a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel and tourism industries. Skilled in GMDSS, Marine Safety, Maritime Safety, International Shipping, and Dynamic Positioning, he is well-versed in operations management and has extensive experience navigating in icy waters. His Master License is from Vinnuhaskulin.

Dick Rosman

Vessel Acquisitions and Itinerary

Dick has 40+ years in the maritime and aviation industries with a keen focus on cruise ship sale and purchase markets. He has financial interests in various vessels throughout Europe, Middle East & Africa. His vessels are responsible for charter and recovery works including the recovery of the famed sunken MS Costa Concordia.

Hampton Bridwell

Corporate Brand Strategy

Hampton is CEO and Managing Partner of the brand innovation and marketing consultancy, Tenet Partners. He oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. His expertise is in advising clients on how to best use their brand as a strategic asset and a powerful leadership tool. He has completed Harvard Business School's Executive Training program.

Darren McDonnell

EVP of Sales and Marketing

Darren is a cultural anthropologist and an experienced business developer with an extensive background in marketing and sales psychology. He has consulted on and created dynamic businesses in a diverse range of industries. Having lived in 11 countries and traveled through 75, he brings a global business perspective to the Storylines team.

Chris Corrigall

Guest Experience and Enrichment

Chris has spent the past 20 years working with the world’s foremost experts in Entertainment, Enrichment, and Guest Experience. He worked for Crystal Cruises for 16 years, the #1 luxury cruise line in the world as VP of Entertainment. He currently serves as VP of Life Enrichment at Aegis Living, the leading US assisted living provider.

Michal Jackiewicz

Ship Design

Michael is Partner & Executive Project Director of Tillberg Design of Sweden. His point of view on design: Function + form + materials, in that order. His point of view on guest experiences in the future: Added values that can be applied to all levels of the company and relate to multiple experiences from users’ and owners’ perspectives.

Peter Ford

Ports, Strategy and Security

Peter advises innovative businesses on their development strategies. His previous position as Chief Strategy Officer for Ports of America controlled over 80 ports in the USA making him a great fit for this role. He holds an MBA and is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and serves on the advisory board of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy.

Dr Brian Martin

Medical and Health Programs

Dr. Martin has over 25 years of experience and will lead our Optimal Aging programs, aimed to protect and enhance the health and quality of life of our residents. He will also oversee; the compounding pharmacy, bio-identical hormone replacement, nutraceuticals, anti-aging cosmetics, medical and wellness services, and health insurance plans. He is developing Clean Air, Clean Food and Clean Water programs.

B.C. Hunter

Sustainability Ambassador

Ms. Hunter brings 19 years of experience with startups to the Storylines team. Her graduate degree studies at Harvard University in Sustainability and the Environment focus on assisting companies in devising their sustainability strategies. She consults on new venture projects with innovators that are creating the habitats and communities of the future. Partnering with revolutionary brands committed to ambitious environmental solutions, Ms. Hunter strongly believes that responsible business will have a lasting positive impact on societies and the natural world.

Igor Terzic

Tech Development

Igor is a full stack developer and Product Designer specializing in the development of innovative and engaging user experiences for Web, Mob, VR and AR with a passion for 3D animation storytelling. He is a strategic thinker and effective leader with a passion for design and learning, bringing development teams together to tackle complex and fast-paced projects.