Kris Brecknridge – Captain
Captain Kris came to San Juan Enterprise early in 2019 and equipped with more than just a ton of knowledge, talent, and a level head for the task at hand. He was able to glean enough from Cap’t Dan’s 35 years of learning to form a strong foundation of safely and efficiently operating the many different aspects of ‘barging in the San Juan Islands’ and beyond.
Born and raised in lovely Anacortes WA, Kris started earning a living around and on the salt water around 1996 in the Alaska, Cali, and the local fishing racket, then picking up his Dad, Brad’s aptitude for crane operating and forklifting. Those are vocations like this present one, where complacency is not taken lightly and to go from hero to zero in an instant always hangs heavy over one’s head.
From 2007 for ten years Kris worked and played with the BMW Oracle Racing team as a most trusted crane operator for a many million dollar delicate speed/sail boat and supplies manager, chasing and catching two America’s Cup wins.
Most important to Kris is his family, Keri, Sienna, and Sebastian who, together, experienced living in San Fran and Bermuda with the racing show, now they are joined with the cool Coot Dog and settled back in Skagit Valley.
When not plying the local waters at the helm of the San Juan Enterprise you can find him occasionally piloting the Guemes Ferry back and forth, happy at home, or road tripping with his fam at the wheel of their VW Westie.