the wreck life team
Owner, Diver, Captain
Troy grew up in Arvada, Colorado, and spent most of his life living in the Denver Metro Area. He worked in commercial construction for 23 years and can fix almost anything that needs fixing. He received training as an auto mechanic and, after working in the field for a few years, decided he would rather use his mechanical talents to rebuild and restore classic cars. Troy grew up around boats and loved spending time on the lakes in and around Colorado. His move to the Caribbean is the realization of a life-long dream to be able to make a living doing what he loves every day. He is now an avid diver and loves living the salt life here in St. Thomas. When he has a free afternoon he can be found spending time with his two dogs, Ari and Emma, at the beach.
John “Big Country” Webb
Master Instructor, Master Captain, Director of Commercial Diving
Big Country lived most his life in the North Georgia Mountains in a little city called Dahlonega. He grew up hunting, fishing, and boating. Has a passion for building and tinkering with just about anything. He joined the US ARMY and served in theatres of operation all over the world. He holds many military, firearms, explosives, and diving certifications.
He picked up diving a little later in life and has been in love ever since. He has dove in a myriad of places to include, Georgia, Florida, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, other Caribbean Islands, and most importantly the USVI. He is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and is looking forward to helping others get into diving. He enjoys relaxing reef dives all the way to spearfishing on wrecks. He loves diving for bugs and showing off his services as a lionfish tamer! He can teach 9 specialties in addition to the regular recreational curriculum.
His three favorite quotes are “Living the dream,” “If you can’t be good, be good at it,” and “That’s a fact, JACK!”
Gregg was born and raised in New York City. Gregg fell in love with the water by swimming in his enclosed pool as young as the age of 2. After living in places such as Miami Beach, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Martha's Vineyard and Providence he settled in St. John U.S. Virgin Islands where he lived full time for many years and seasonally for over a decade eventually making St Thomas his full time year round home a little over 5 years ago. His first and greatest joy is introducing travelers to his extensive knowledge of Caribbean marine life through both snorkeling and scuba diving. Gregg has a bachelors degree in hospitality management and he always does his best to anticipate guests needs.
Gregg is a triplet, loves playing and watching baseball, and has two coconut retrievers he adopted from the local shelter. Gregg is a trained chef and makes an insane butter poached lobster. His favorite dive sites are Calf rock, Capella south Reef, and Stragglers reef and rock. His favorite marine species are Great hammerhead shark, Porcupine fish, and Octopus. Favorite quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you've said, forget what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
Captain Walter came to St Thomas from Maine. Born and raised in the Pine Tree State he spent his summers boating and fishing the cold Maine waters. The small coastal towns he grew up revolve around the sea and he was entrenched by it. He went on to obtain a business degree after graduating high school. It only took a few months in an office setting to realize the landlubber life wasn’t for him. He worked building, maintaining, and restoring boats for several years. He put his years of seafareing to good use and attended Captains School. He decided navigating the harsh cold winters in Maine wasn’t for him and started looking for opportunities elsewhere.
Walter has been with us here at Wreck Life for a good while now. He enjoys diving, fishing, and taking guests out on Goin’ Fast. If you are ever interested in hearing a good fishing story ask him about the buoy fish. He brings a multitude of knowledge both on and off the water and we are looking forward to watching him grow throughout the year.