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Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters Staff

All hands on deck...

Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters has provided 25+ years of on-board opulence you can't find elsewhere. Our staff, on-board and off, are industry experts in making your wedding an experience of a lifetime.

Start your wedding planning today and give us a call at (586) 778-7030.

Steven Rybicki
Vice President and General Manager

Steven began his career with Infinity and Ovation at age 15. After working in every position on the yachts, he was named Vice President and General Manager at 24. Steven credits the company's success to the skill and creativity of his employees. In 2008, he was named one of Crain's Detroit's 40 under 40 and in 2010 was recognized as an outstanding leader by dBusiness Magazine in the 30 in their 30's issue. Steven enjoys boating, tennis, food and wine.

Steven Rybicki

Alison Patt
Director of Sales

As Director of Sales, Alison leads the team that promotes Detroit’s most sought-after waterfront event venue. She brings a wealth of experience on board including working on staff at Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine and directing upscale events at resorts on the West Coast.

Alison Patt

Jackie Carden
Director of Cruise and Event Operations

Jackie is a book of knowledge at Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters. In her role, she guides the operations for each vessel and provides customers with their best experience from the planning process through event execution. From designing menus and selecting décor to choosing and training staff members, nothing goes onboard until it's received Jackie's impeccable seal of approval. Jackie favorite thing: Getting away with her husband and two children.

Jackie Carden

Alison Horrocks
Charter Specialist

Alison's flare for anticipating her client's needs comes from her 20 years of sales experience. Coming from Conde Nast Bridal Group at Brides Michigan, she has a true understanding of what it means to make an event successful. She was on the board of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives where she was placed on the NACE National Presidents List. When she is not striving to achieve her professional goals she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering for numerous local charities.

Alison Horrocks

Laura Stewart
Charter Specialist

Laura got an early start in the hospitality industry working at golf and country clubs, setting up banquets, as a summer job and it’s turned into her career. Building relationships and helping guests create a dream event is what she’s known for and what she does best.

Laura Stewart

Jennifer Rickaby
Charter Specialist

With her love of remarkable food and background in fine dining and international hotel catering and events, Jennifer is poised to help new couples turn their wedding vision into reality aboard Infinity and Ovation. For this native Rhode Islander, being near the water makes her feel most at home.

Jennifer Rickaby

Moe Moua
Corporate Event Specialist

What started as a part time catering assistant job nearly a decade ago has turned into an inspiring and rewarding career as a corporate event specialist for Moe. She focuses on offering unique event solutions that keep her guests talking for years to come.

Moe Moua

Brittney Smith
Cruise Director

With a passion for fine foods and customer relationships, a cruise directed by Britney Penokie is charted for perfection. Brittney, an MSU graduate, brings over 20 combined years of hospitality and fine dining experience to Infinity and Ovation as well as several years of event planning. Her love of food, beverage and meeting new people shines through in every aspect of her work. She's also an avid runner, reader and writer!

Brittney Smith

Jordan Burns
Cruise Director

Jordan, a 14-year restaurant industry veteran, is responsible for making sure cruises run flawlessly. He’s most at home when he’s meeting new people and helping them make memories that will last a lifetime.

Jordan Burns

Cassandra Gray
Executive Assistant/Office Administrator

As the Executive Assistant to the General Manager and Office Administrator, Cassandra's days get pretty busy. But that doesn't stop her from handling the accounts payable/receivables, database management, system reports and general day-to-day office duties with a smile. In her off time, Cassandra enjoys her friends and family, whether it's entertaining at home, camping or a weekend away. She credits her overall good nature to wine!

Cassandra Gray

Karen Servatius
Charter Coordinator

Starting her career as a Cruise Specialist at a travel agency, then moving to a land-based position as a Corporate Travel Manager has allowed Karen to bring a wealth of experience to Infinity and Ovation. Karen's natural attention to detail makes her the perfect fit for overseeing vendor confirmations, docking logistics and the Summer Cruise Series. One of the best things about Karen? She knows how to have a good time and loves to boat, Jet Ski and travel.

Karen Servatius

Robyn Ris
Assistant Charter Coordinator

After graduation from Grand Valley's Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, Robyn joined the Infinity and Ovation team as a spectacular intern. So spectacular, in fact, she was quickly promoted to an Assistant Charter Coordinator. Now, the Contract Manager, Robyn manages the proposal contract system and account receivables. A water girl at heart, Robyn enjoys swimming and hiking in northern Michigan alongside family and friends.

Robyn Ris
Infinity and Ovation's dedicated and experienced captains

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Captain Robert Neesley, Captain Mel Riecher, Captain Gary Isherwood, Captain Bryan Nelson, Captain Randy Jewell, Captain Kevin Haisenleder – Captain John O'Loughlin (not pictured)

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