Mark Mills - Captain
Captain Mark Mills is from Chicago and grew up enjoying Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and all the beauty that Chicago has to offer.
His first career was in tire and auto repair. He was the owner of a successful Firestone Tire store in Tucson, Arizona for 16 years. The name of his business was The Pit Stop; very fitting since he was also a race car driver.
His experience in boating runs very deep into his love and history for the lakes and rivers. He attended a Coast Guard Sailing School where he received his sailing certificate. He is also a certified diver. He spent 10 seasons with Shoreline Sightseeing in sales and management. He worked as a crew member on a supply boat in Texas, Oklahoma City River Cruises, The American Queen River Boat and The Southern Belle River boat in Chattanooga, TN.
His hobbies are auto racing and being a great fixer upper in the yard and house.
Bren Owens - First Mate
First Mate Bren Owens grew up in the Albertville/Guntersville area. She is a graduate of Albertville High School and a graduate of The University of Georgia, where she earned an accounting and marketing degree. She is now retired and looking forward to the new adventure of helping Captain Mark bring this first of its kind; exciting “LAKE AND RIVER FUN” to our beautiful Guntersville Lake.
Bren grew up enjoying all that the Guntersville Lake and many camp grounds have to offer in the Marshall County area. Her love for the lake and river grew her interest in boating.
She has a great deal of boating experiences, consisting of having their on “Great Adventure” by bringing a 43-foot houseboat down on the beautiful rivers from Illinois in 2016. This trip took she and Captain Mark one month to complete. She also worked for Shoreline Sightseeing in Chicago, Oklahoma City River Cruises and The American Queen Riverboat.
Her favorite things to do is to spend quality time with her children and grand-children.
Hobbies include crafting, flowers and refurbishing old furniture. She says she is a “crafting you-tube junkie”!