Liberty Crew

“The coasts we’ve seen, now traveling between!”

Welcome Aboard and join in the ride of our lives!

US

We met on a 378′ Coast Guard High Endurance Marine Law Enforcement Cutter home-ported in Boston, Massachusetts in 1982. As crew members, we sailed the high seas (yes, the Coast Guard DOES leave coastal waters!); visiting 8 countries, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, partaking in several military readiness evolutions, maritime law enforcement and search and rescue missions.

After becoming the best of friends, we married in 1983 in the Boston, Massachusetts area. A year later, we became parents to our son, Dana.

Today, our son, his wife, Kelsi, and their son, Declan currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

DAN

Captain, Engineer, Maintenance, Content Creator, Trip Planner, Father to a Legend, Cat Daddy

Dan was born and raised in a small town in north central Pennsylvania. He was raised by two great parents and was one of five boys. Shortly after graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard to seek his own journey and cool adventures. After two years as a non-rated Seaman, Dan went to school and trained to be a Boatswains Mate (professional mariner). He’s also became a certified Boat Coxswain, Deck Watch Officer, Marine Law Enforcement Officer and Boat Forces Technical Expert.

Throughout his 30-year career Coast Guardsman, he’s conducted countless Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, and multi-mission cases. He’s promoted up through the years to the ranks of Chief Warrant Officer and positions of Officer in Charge, Commanding Officer and Presidential Waterside Security Officer. Countless lives have been saved attributed to his expertise in his fields of study and training.

Post retirement, he struggled with trying to find what normal was outside of his respectable operational military career.  He took on two short stints of employment until finally landing himself a position in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Law Enforcement Department.

When we bought our RV and sold our home, he closed yet, another chapter to seek new adventures.

Dan has integrated much of his meticulous organization, attention to detail and engineering skills learned from his military tenure into our RV lifestyle.  He’s our engineering problem solver.  He is also our Liberty’s mechanic and caretaker. Dan does 99% of all installations (including our solar!) and maintenance on Liberty.

Dan is the Mods & Maintenance and Product Reviews Content Creator for our own blog. He also assists in writing blogs for our Partners, Sponsors and Affiliates.

LISA

Navigator, Cook, Steward, Professional Blogger, Content Creator, Webmaster, Communications, Mother to a Legend and Cat Mom

Lisa was raised in a small coastal lake town in Pennsylvania; leaving only 12 days after high school graduation. Never looking back, she began her  journey as a Coast Guardsman. She went to school and trained to be a Quartermaster (ship’s navigator) and Signalman (Visual Signaling – International Code of Flags, Semaphore, Flashing Light).

After Lisa’s first enlistment was complete, she reenlisted into the Coast Guard Reserves; serving a total of nine years (active duty and reserves). Since Dan deployed often, Lisa decided to leave after her military career to raise our son and keep a stabile home life. We were stationed for the majority of our military tours in New England with short tours in Mobile, Alabama and Fairport Harbor, OH.

Lisa was the Operations Officer and War Department (humor); keeping everything running smoothly at the home-front, raising their son all while holding down several different jobs.

Now, Lisa is a Digital Nomad working on the road. She’s the primary blogger for our blog. As well, she’s a content creator for Heartland RVs and contributor for other RV blogs and websites.

As a crewmember of Liberty, she minds insides our land yacht; cooking, cleaning, homemaking, decorating, bookkeeping and cat mom.

KRISSIE 

Tortie Maine Coon Mouser & Bug Control

KANDI

Calico Maine Coon – Mouser & Vittles Tester

 

Our two Coonies earn their keep. They are social Maine Coon cats who love meeting people and dogs (through the screen door, of course).  They are actual working cats; killing anything we don’t approve of, personal alarm clocks and door greeters. But, they don’t like snakes. Who can blame them?
Though they despise travel days, the are always eager to check out their new surroundings and napping in their little cat beds on Lisa’s work space in the rear of their RV.

 

 

So, there’s a little about our crew.  We each are a vital part of the adventure, excitement and energy of where Captain American and Liberty takes us.