Dancing Chefs - Meet Our Crew

Daphne

Operational Base: Cozumel

Part Crew Since: 2014

Mazatlan-born Daphne grew up in Los Cabos, but she still has fond memories of Mazatlan for its great culture and hospitality.

She loves anything that has to do with food and likes to spend time in the kitchen.

Daphne enjoys working with children: that’s why she graduated in Childcare and has worked as a teacher for 2 years.


Linda

Operational Base: Cozumel

Part Crew Since: 2015

Linda always knew she'd move back to the sea when she got 'older', she just didn't know then, that it would be to spectacular Caribbean Mexico and not the Atlantic Canadian coast.

After years working as a Special Care Counselor and later at the telephone company in Canada, she took a voluntary departure in 1998, graduated from the Travel Program in '99 & moved to the island of Cozumel Jan 1st 2001.


Karla

Operational Base: Cozumel

Part Crew Since: 2011

Karla was born and raised in Mazatlan, on the Pacific side of Mexico. Karla now calls Cozumel home and has been living on the island for 5 years. She has 2 sons and the cutest dachshund dog world! Karla is also a part time graphic designer and loves being using her creativity. Karla’s hobbies include relaxing on the beach, relaxing at home with her wonderful family and also going out to eat with close friends!


Stephanie

Operational Base: Cozumel

Part Crew Since: 2009

Born and raised in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, Stephanie is what you call a true Mazatleca!
After graduating from high school, Stephanie took a year abroad as an AuPair (Nanny) in Washington state where she learned English. After returning to Mazatlan, Stephanie graduated from beauty school and International Business. Stephanie is now married with her husband from Illinois and has a rescue dog named ‘Cielo,’ which translates to ‘heaven’ in english. Dancing Chef Stephanie loves to travel and visit all 3 Salsa and Salsa ports.


Melissa

Operational Base: Cozumel

Part Crew Since: 2016

Melissa was born in L.A., California, although she was raised between Palm Coast, Florida & Mazatlan, Sinaloa. She may not look like it however she is both American & Mexican. She now lives on the beautiful little caribbean island of Cozumel. Her hobbies include running, yoga, adventures in nature and new experiences. She is always up for striking up a conversation and will never say no to a cup of joe! Make sure to ask her about activities around the island, she loves recommending local restaurants or beach spots. Ole’!


Brianna

Operational Base: Cozumel

Part Crew Since: Cozumel

Born and raised in Minnesota, Brianna first came to Cozumel in 2001 on a cruise. Her family made it a yearly vacation. On one of those vacations, she met her now husband Arturo. She moved to Cozumel 3 years ago and has been loving the island life since!
Being an animal lover she has rescued many pets and loves spending time with her two dogs and six cats, she is even a certified dog trainer! Brianna enjoys spending time with her family around the pool and being in nature.