Our Crew

Your captain, Michael Sheffield

Michael has been on the water most of his life. From boating with his family as a child to his time with the fire service in Alaska where his search and rescue duties took him out on the Bering Sea and now back home again on the Chesapeake Bay. Michael has been a firefighter and a medic, was a Division Captain in the fire service and now teaches high school as well as being master of Veteran, his historic buyboat . Michael holds a USCG 50 ton master's license and is dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible. As master of Veteran it is Michael's job to ensure your safety and to protect the waterways he calls home, both jobs that he happily performs. CONTACT

Jacob Sheffield, mate

Jacob serves as mate aboard Veteran when his studies allow. A music major at Christopher Newport University, Jacob grew up at his father's side on boats in both Alaska and Virginia. When not studying or working aboard Veteran, Jacob is available to play with your band or for your event and also donates his time to play for military funerals.

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Jack Massie, mate

Jack has been on the water for most of his life and is an avid fisherman, kayaker and paddle boarder. Jack spends as much time as he can outdoors and working aboard Veteran but his main job is as a student at Shenandoah University where he plays football for the Hornets. Jack's strength, dedication and love of people make him a natural at helping passengers have fun on the Bay aboard Veteran.

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Emily Massie, mate

Emily is a proponent of all things outdoors. She loves to fish, kayak and canoe and brings her love for the outdoors with her on board Veteran. Emily is about to graduate from Va Tech and then begin nursing school at Shenandoah in the fall. Emily brings her caring nature and experience working with people of all abilities with her to her duties as mate. Her experience with other-abled children helps us ensure that everyone aboard Veteran can enjoy all we have to offer, regardless of their needs.

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Holly Sheffield, co-owner

Holly shares in the family love of the water and keeps the behind the scenes aspects of the business flowing. From decorating to taxes her presence is felt throughout. When Holly isn't helping keep us afloat she is an Assistant Principal at York County High School. Holly strives to always make sure everyone around her is successful and her work with other-abled individuals helps us serve all of our customers, no matter what their needs.

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