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Where it Matters

Thirst for adventure

Many of us have placed our thirst for adventure on hold to build a career, care for children, aging parents, or simply to pursue other interests that have temporarily shelved this part of our story—the one we’ve dreamt of most.
The founders of Storylines started with vision to give avid cruise and travel lovers the ability to live out their deep passions for exploration - together. The Storylines community would provide residents a healthy and active life of freedom to enjoy unique, memorable and life-changing experiences, while writing their next exciting chapter—your next chapter—aboard your Global Residence.


The Storylines Team

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

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Alister Punton


Alister has two decades of experience in the property, construction and technology sector, developing businesses and solutions for markets globally. He has developed a fully integrated SaaS property product, as well as running 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 untried and bold solutions to traditional business challenges. Shannon has spent several years consulting with distressed and failing enterprises often 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 new building and conversions. He is a chartered Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with comprehensive experience in project management, engineering design and ship construction. Paul will project manage and oversee the engineering design and construction of the Storylines new builds.

Captain Meinhardt Hansen

Ship Captain and Construction Advisor - Operational

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

Dick Rosman

Vessel Acquisitions and Itinerary

40+ years in maritime and aviation industry with a keen focus on cruise ship S&P markets with financial interests in various vessels throughout EMEA.

His vessels are responsible for charter and recovery works including the recovery of the famed sunken MS Costa Concordia.

Hampton Bridwell

Corporate Brand Strategy

CEO and Managing Partner of brand innovation and marketing consultancy, Tenet Partners. Oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients.
Expertise in advising clients on how to best use their brand as a strategic asset and a powerful leadership tool. Completed Harvard Business School Executive Training program.

Darren McDonnell

EVP of Sales and Marketing

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

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. Chris 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

Partner & Executive Project Director of Tillberg Design of Sweden.
MY POINT OF VIEW On Design: Function + form + materials. In that order. On Guest Experiences in the Future: Added values that can be applied to all levels of our business and relate to multiple experiences from users’ and owners’ perspectives.

Peter Ford

Ports, Strategy and Security

Advising innovative business development strategies. Peter's previous position of Chief Strategy Officer for Ports of America who control over 80 ports in the USA makes him a great fit for this role. 

He is an MBA and graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and board member of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy Advisory Board.

Dr Brian Martin

Medical and Health Programs

With over 25 years of experience Dr. Martin will lead our Optimal Aging programs aimed to protect and enhance the health and quality of life of residents. He will also advise on; the compounding pharmacy providing bio-identical hormones, nutraceuticals, and anti-aging cosmetics, additional medical and wellness services, health insurance plans, and the 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.
A strategic thinker and effective leader with a passion for design and learning, he brings together development teams to tackle complex and fast-paced projects.