Expedition Team

Roxanne “Rocky” Hadler - Chief Mate


Roxanne "Rocky" Hadler grew up in Southern California, moving to Houston, Texas as an adult.  After working for many years at the University of Texas medical branch and raising a daughter, one fateful day she stepped onto the barque Elissa in Galveston.  It was love at first sight! After volunteering there for several years and learning the ropes - literally - she decided that tall ship sailing was the life for her.  She hasn't looked back.  This life has taken her aboard several ships (Niagara, Sultana, Bounty, Kalmar Nyckel, Alvei, Tole Mour, Corwith Cramer, and the Robert C. Seamans) and to exotic places (Fiji, Bequia, Vanuatu, Trinidad, Tonga, and Cleveland, to name a few).  What keeps her excited about this community environment where she works with students on deck and off is that every day is fresh and new.  Does life get any better than this?