Captain Tony Young | Owner
Captain Tony Young is the owner and operator of Forever Young Charter Company. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Environment and Sustainability, with emphasis on coral reef ecology. Tony has worked at the Georgia Aquarium, Coral Restoration Foundation, and numerous dive companies through the United States. Tony is a professional spearfishing guide, TDI certified technical diver, PADI certified elite dive instructor, FII certified free diver, USCG licensed captain, and an EFR instructor. He has a passion for marine conservation and dedicated all entities of Forever Young to promoting sustainable spearfishing practices.
Allysa Lund | First Mate
Allysa was born and raised in Minnesota, where she graduated with an undergraduates degree in Elementary and Special Education. After college, she moved to the Florida Keys to pursue a full-time career in teaching. Allysa now works at the Key Largo school as an elementary/middle school teacher, working with special needs children. She also coaches the schools volleyball team and is an active volunteer within the community. Aside from teaching, Allysa is a passionate diver and advocate for marine conservation. She enjoys the island life and loves working with families on the boat.
Jeff Tharp | Captain
Captain Jeff Tharp graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Human Ecology. His degree focused on adventure education which lead Jeff to teach a variety of outdoor skills from backpacking, rock climbing, downhill skiing and snowboarding. His passion for teaching continued as he achieved the PADI Master Instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer dive ratings. Jeff is also a licensed USCG master captain.
Luke Rankin | Captain
Luke was born and raised in Delaware where he grew up surfing, hunting, and working as an ocean lifeguard for the Rehoboth Beach Patrol. His love for the ocean and passion for helping others safely ultimately lead him to pursue a career in diving and a life in the beautiful Florida Keys. Luke is passionate about marine conservation, especially when it comes to sharks and the ethical harvesting of fish. Luke is a licensed USCG master captain, PADI Dive Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, and avid spear fisherman.