The Crew

Gil Lhotka
I have worked in the Software Consulting business since the early 90’s and work hard including travel away from home.   When we decided to move from our land locked sailing lake near Dallas, TX, the company I work for was very generous and allowed me to move closer to the Texas coast where I could sail on larger water.  The great thing about this type of work and company is that as long as I can do my work and get to the customer sites I need to get to, the location I live is not an issue.  In the last 2 years, we have been able to sail along the gulf coat and stay in different locations. 

Debbie Lhotka
Deb is an animal lover both personally and professionally. When we were first married Deb worked at EDS, but soon worked for a Vet, Horse Breeding Farm, Volunteered for a Dog Rescue group, Volunteered at a local Spay Neuter Clinic, was an Animal Control Officer, Kennel Manager and the Director of a Private Animal shelter. We have been together since the late 80’s and still enjoy each others company every day. Deb has been the “Project Manager” to ensure we keep on progressing toward our dream and does a great job of balancing out the conservative appraoch I tend to take to decisions.

Feline CrewPerkins & Tiki
If you are going to have Pets on a boat, you may as well name them after the things that are near and dear to your heart.  Perkins (the cat on the right), is named after the engine manufacturer on Last Affair, Tiki is the Bengal that we rescued in 2014 and has joined our crew.