Christopher Bailey is the deck boss on the R/V Weatherbird II, making sure everything goes well on the aft deck and overboard systems. Chris is a native Floridian (a rare species, indeed). Prior to joining FIO he spent several years with the US Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg on a buoy tender ship servicing Aids to Navigation and on a 210’ cutter conducting at sea investigations and drug interdiction patrols. Chris also served as a culinary manager for various Bonefish Grills throughout Florida. When not at sea, he enjoys going to the beach, working out at the gym and especially spending time with his significant other Alyssa and their two terrific sons.