Staff Biographies

Hunter McIntosh

Hunter Hartford McIntosh, President, is a true guardian of the environment and is passionate about sustainability and working to create commercially viable industries in eco-tourism and the fishing community. Hunter fishing He is inspired by a family legacy of environmental education, philanthropy and conservation that protects our natural resources for future generations. Hunter is steadfast on preserving nature through his work with at The Boat Company.

Hunter is proudly carrying on the family legacy of conservation and shares The Boat Company’s vision at national conferences where he has spoken on the topic of Sustainable Tourism. He has been a speaker at the World Green Energy Symposium on multiple occasions, The International Ecotourism Society Annual Conference, as well as the American Society of Travel Agents Cruise West Symposium, and Cruise World (the largest single conference dedicated to cruise travel in the United States).

Kathy Nissley

Kathy Nissley is the Boat Company’s Director of Reservations & Guest Services. During 25+ years with the company, she has worked in almost every capacity, ultimately settling into her present office role where she handles all guest travel reservations with a personal touch. Though she was resistant to moving off the boat and into the office, she finds great joy in helping guests prepare for what she knows will be their “trip of a lifetime.”

Ken Gerken

Director of Operations and Engineering


Miri Dimof

Miri started as a summer intern in the Reservations Office and grew into an indispensable member of the team.  She is the one who makes sure your hotel reservations match up with your arrival and departure dates… that the information on your registration form makes it into crew reports… that your trip is as smooth as possible.

Mary Ann Confar

In 1996, Mary Ann signed on the Liseron as a chef’s assistant in the summer and maintenance crew in the winter.  In 2005 she came to work in Reservations, becoming The Boat Company’s “resident geek,” handling all technical and information management functions to ensure our guests have a seamless, personally tailored travel experience.