Arion James came to work with us fresh out of high school. We knew his aunt who said he was a competitive swimmer and had done some mechanical training. He was very soft spoken and a little shy which are not great strengths if you’re going to be a tour guide on our boats. Shamel took him under his wing on the Eco Tour and before long Arion was fitting in very well. That was years ago and since then Arion has been a MVP multiple times. His work ethic and dedication to the company is an amazing example. Not only is he a great tour guide out on the boat but he’s a star mechanic and handyman. Eli and Shamel have loved training him to do various maintenance tasks because he’s always interested in learning and has the perfect patience and cool temperament to get these often difficult jobs done. Best of all is his willingness to go the extra mile for the team. So many times when there’s been an engine problem or some other issue that would have prevented us doing our regular tours, Arion has stayed on after finishing a tour to help get the problem fixed. His dedication makes us proud to call him a teammate!