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The Crew

STS Young Endeavour is crewed by an amazing team of Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors, who are specially trained to sail a square-rigged tall ship and deliver our youth development program. 

 

Our staff crew ensure the highest standards of safety and care and will teach you everything you need to know to sail the ship.

Lieutenant Commander Adam ‘Charlie’ Farley

Lieutenant Commander Adam Charlie Farley hails from Dubbo (Wiradjuri Nation) in Central West NSW. Landlocked but on the banks of the mighty Macquarie River, Adam yearned for salt water and so joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1990 as a Sailor (Signalman).

 

He has served in many and varied RAN vessels, including: frigates, destroyers, oilers, amphibious landing craft, mine hunters and hydrographic survey ships. This is his third posting to STS Young Endeavour. He has previously held the roles of Navigator and Executive Officer.

 

Adam is incredibly passionate about Young Endeavour – the challenge, the adventure and the opportunity to have a positive impact on a young person’s life. The ability to shape and assist in optimising another human being is something he doesn’t take lightly.

Adam lives at home in Sydney with his two children: Jaisalmer and Taj, two nieces: Mata and Angel-ly and two dogs: Chino and Daisy. A keen birder (bird watcher), he loves being curious, having fun and all manner of adventuring.

LIEUTENANT

evan healy

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Evan is returning to the ship as our new Operations Officer. Evan hails from Sydney where he enjoys playing rugby and spending quality time with family and friends.

 

Evan was previously posted to the ship from 2015 to 2018 where he took part in the world voyage as the Navigator on the ships return journey from Europe. Evan also completed a Circumnavigation of Australia in 2016 which he cites as one of the highlights of his time at sea.

 

Evan is looking forward to all the adventure and learning that a posting to Young Endeavour entails.

LIEUTENANT

Tori Costello

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Tori was born and raised in the coastal town of Wollongong, NSW and spent her childhood weekends in, on or under the water: swimming, surfing or free diving. Tori joined the Navy in 2014 and has been spoilt with postings, visiting numerous countries across the Pacific Ocean and working hand in hand with other Navies in multinational exercises. Tori is excited to be back on Australian soil (or Australian waters) and to share her love of the ocean with the youth of Australia. 

 

When not sailing in Young Endeavour you can find Tori out on the water yacht racing – she has competed in numerous high profile off shore races including the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Tori can also be found scuba diving or spending time outdoors.

LIEUTENANT

Emma Cook

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Emma grew up in Mandurah, Western Australia, and joined the Navy as a Maritime Warfare Officer in 2013, completing a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Emma has served in HMA Ships Gascoyne and Yarra, going on to become Navigating Officer in HMAS Broome in 2020. 

 

Emma is an avid sailor and participated in the 2019 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the Royal Australian Navy yacht, Navy One, and looks forward to sharing her sailing knowledge with youthies on board Young Endeavour. She also enjoys socialising with friends, netball and board games.

Petty Officer Marine Technician

Brett ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins

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Hoppy is a born and bred proud Western Australian and after joining the Navy 22 years ago has been located in the West for the previous 19 years.

 

Having spent most of his Naval career on Frigates he was attracted to the role in Young Endeavour to challenge himself technically and for the opportunity to work directly with the youth of Australia.

 

When not sailing in Young Endeavour, Hoppy will be out exploring his new home of NSW and is looking forward to hopefully touching some snow for the first time, as there isn’t much of the cold stuff in the West!

Petty Officer

Shaun Ware

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Shaun was born and raised on Philip Island, Victoria, and enlisted in the Navy in 2003. Since enlisting he has experienced a diverse career which has seen him serve in several different classes of ship, as well as in representational roles within Defence, conducting technical youth development programs in schools around Australia. 

 

This is Shaun’s second posting to Young Endeavour. He previously held the role of Engineer and Watch Leader during the 2015 World Voyage, when he was lucky enough to spend an entire year deployed with the ship visiting ports of call in nearly twenty countries. Shaun is most looking forward to sailing as part of the crew developing the next generation of youth within the Young Endeavour family.

 Petty Officer

Jarod Bailey

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Jarod is the Senior Chef and is also responsible for the health care onboard. Jarod joined the Royal Australian Navy from Tasmania in 2001 straight out of school.

Jarod has previously served in Young Endeavour from 2008 – 2010 and feels privileged to have another opportunity to work with a fantastic bunch of people developing lifelong skills in young Australians.

Jarod’s goal is to impart his breadth of knowledge and ensure he, and the youth crew, enjoys every opportunity during their time in Young Endeavour.

Jarod is married with three children and lives in South West Sydney. Jarod enjoys camping with his family, mountain bike riding, playing guitar and boating.

LEADING SEAMAN

Thomas ‘TJ’ SCOTT

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Thomas was born and raised in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Chasing the sun, he travelled extensively throughout winter, and spent summers as a swimming and surf lifesaving instructor, lifeguard and swimming pool manager.

 

He enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy in 2013 and has sailed in three different Navy ships as well as a strategic deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. 

 

A qualified personal trainer and yoga teacher, Thomas likes to spend time on and in the water, competing in swimming and catching a wave whenever given the chance.

Chief Petty Officer

Matthew ‘Matty’ Jarvis

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Matty grew up in Brisbane and a love for the coastline and ocean soon developed. Participating in Nippers from a young age and taking any opportunity to be on the water, it become evident that his attachment to the sea would steer his career path.

 

One evening watching television at home when he was 16, there was a documentary on STS Young Endeavour. It wasn’t long until he signed up and was on board rising to the experience, the adrenalin and feeling of the timber deck on the soles of his feet.

 

He decided then and there that Royal Australian Navy was his destiny and couldn’t start soon enough. On completing his final year at secondary school in 1995 he enlisted as a Boatswains Mate (BM), and has served in HMAS Perth, Cessnock, Geralton, Newcastle, Maryborough, Glenelg, Pirie, Bathurst and Adelaide.

 

He has been fortunate enough to previously receive posting to Defence Force Recruiting in Brisbane, where his wife Symone and two boys, Hugo and Felix reside. He is grateful for the opportunity to give back to where it all started, with a posting to Young Endeavour in 2011 and now again in 2022.  Working alongside his comrades and the youth of Australia is one of the most rewarding jobs he has participated in.

Leading Seaman

Ashley ‘Ash’ Edmonds

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Ash grew up in Goulburn NSW, she joined the Navy in 2010 as a Maritime Logistic Chef. In her 12 years of service she has worked on a variety of different ships and deployed on numerous operations and exercises around the world. Her time in the Navy has allowed her to pursue her dreams of travel and exposure her to new places, cultures, people and cuisines.

Ash joined STS Young Endeavour in January 2022 and is most excited to learn new skills, work with the youth of Australia and explore the coastal waters a little closer to home.

When Ash is not cooking for the Young Endeavour crew, you will find her utilising her skills as a pastry chef, baking cakes and desserts for her friends and family.

LIEUTENANT

 evan healy

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LIEUTENANT

Tori Costello

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LIEUTENANT

Emma Cook

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Evan is returning to the ship as our new Operations Officer. Evan hails from Sydney where he enjoys playing rugby and spending quality time with family and friends.

 

Evan was previously posted to the ship from 2015 to 2018 where he took part in the world voyage as the Navigator on the ships return journey from Europe. Evan also completed a Circumnavigation of Australia in 2016 which he cites as one of the highlights of his time at sea.

 

Evan is looking forward to all the adventure and learning that a posting to Young Endeavour entails.

Tori was born and raised in the coastal town of Wollongong, NSW and spent her childhood weekends in, on or under the water: swimming, surfing or free diving. Tori joined the Navy in 2014 and has been spoilt with postings, visiting numerous countries across the Pacific Ocean and working hand in hand with other Navies in multinational exercises. Tori is excited to be back on Australian soil (or Australian waters) and to share her love of the ocean with the youth of Australia. 

 

When not sailing in Young Endeavour you can find Tori out on the water yacht racing – she has competed in numerous high profile off shore races including the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Tori can also be found scuba diving or spending time outdoors.

Emma grew up in Mandurah, Western Australia, and joined the Navy as a Maritime Warfare Officer in 2013, completing a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Emma has served in HMA Ships Gascoyne and Yarra, going on to become Navigating Officer in HMAS Broome in 2020. 

 

Emma is an avid sailor and participated in the 2019 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the Royal Australian Navy yacht, Navy One, and looks forward to sharing her sailing knowledge with youthies on board Young Endeavour. She also enjoys socialising with friends, netball and board games.

Petty Officer Marine Technician

Brett ‘HOPPY’ HOPKINS

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Petty Officer Marine Technician

Shaun Ware

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 Petty Officer

JAROD BAILEY

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Hoppy is a born and bred proud Western Australian and after joining the Navy 22 years ago has been located in the West for the previous 19 years.

 

Having spent most of his Naval career on Frigates he was attracted to the role in Young Endeavour to challenge himself technically and for the opportunity to work directly with the youth of Australia.

 

When not sailing in Young Endeavour, Hoppy will be out exploring his new home of NSW and is looking forward to hopefully touching some snow for the first time, as there isn’t much of the cold stuff in the West!

Shaun was born and raised on Philip Island, Victoria, and enlisted in the Navy in 2003. Since enlisting he has experienced a diverse career which has seen him serve in several different classes of ship, as well as in representational roles within Defence, conducting technical youth development programs in schools around Australia. 

 

This is Shaun’s second posting to Young Endeavour. He previously held the role of Engineer and Watch Leader during the 2015 World Voyage, when he was lucky enough to spend an entire year deployed with the ship visiting ports of call in nearly twenty countries. Shaun is most looking forward to sailing as part of the crew developing the next generation of youth within the Young Endeavour family.

Jarod is the Senior Chef and is also responsible for the health care onboard. Jarod joined the Royal Australian Navy from Tasmania in 2001 straight out of school.

 

Jarod has previously served in Young Endeavour from 2008 – 2010 and feels privileged to have another opportunity to work with a fantastic bunch of people developing lifelong skills in young Australians. Jarod’s goal is to impart his breadth of knowledge and ensure he, and the youth crew, enjoys every opportunity during their time in Young Endeavour.

 

Jarod is married with three children and lives in South West Sydney. Jarod enjoys camping with his family, mountain bike riding, playing guitar and boating.

Leading Seaman

Thomas ‘TJ’ Scott

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Chief Petty Officer

Matthew ‘Matty’ Jarvis

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Leading Seaman

Ashley ‘Ash’ Edmonds

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Thomas was born and raised in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Chasing the sun, he travelled extensively throughout winter, and spent summers as a swimming and surf lifesaving instructor, lifeguard and swimming pool manager.

 

He enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy in 2013 and has sailed in three different Navy ships as well as a strategic deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. 

 

A qualified personal trainer and yoga teacher, Thomas likes to spend time on and in the water, competing in swimming and catching a wave whenever given the chance.

Matty grew up in Brisbane and a love for the coastline and ocean soon developed. Participating in Nippers from a young age and taking any opportunity to be on the water, it become evident that his attachment to the sea would steer his career path.

 

One evening watching television at home when he was 16, there was a documentary on STS Young Endeavour. It wasn’t long until he signed up and was on board rising to the experience, the adrenalin and feeling of the timber deck on the soles of his feet.

 

He decided then and there that Royal Australian Navy was his destiny and couldn’t start soon enough. On completing his final year at secondary school in 1995 he enlisted as a Boatswains Mate (BM), and has served in HMAS Perth, Cessnock, Geralton, Newcastle, Maryborough, Glenelg, Pirie, Bathurst and Adelaide.He has been fortunate enough to previously receive posting to Defence Force Recruiting in Brisbane, where his wife Symone and two boys, Hugo and Felix reside.

 

He is grateful for the opportunity to give back to where it all started, with a posting to Young Endeavour in 2011 and now again in 2022.  Working alongside his comrades and the youth of Australia is one of the most rewarding jobs he has participated in.

Ash grew up in Goulburn NSW, and joined the Navy in 2010 as a Maritime Logistic Chef. In her 12 years of service she has worked on a variety of different ships and deployed on numerous operations and exercises around the world. Her time in the Navy has allowed her to pursue her dreams of travel and exposure to new places, cultures, people and cuisines.

 

Ash joined Young Endeavour in January 2022 and is most excited to learn new skills, work with the youth of Australia and explore the coastal waters a little closer to home. When Ash is not cooking for the Young Endeavour crew, you will find her utilising her skills as a pastry chef, baking cakes and desserts for her friends and family.

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