• Team

We’re SalvageBlue.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. 

– John Lenin

We are a team comprised of artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, journalists, activists, scientists, divers, sailors and surfers from the Caribbean who share a deep and dedicated passion for protecting the ocean and its inhabitants.

Adam Gravel

Co-founder | Managing Director | President 

Born in Barbados, raised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and educated in Canada, Adam’s dream is to replace whaling with an economically viable and environmentally sustainable alternative that will benefit both the whales and the whalers. His role as Managing Director is to lead the team in the pursuit of the organization’s goals.

Daniela Chalbaud

Co-founder | Project Developer

From Caracas, Venezuela, Daniela Chalbaud is a co-founder of SalvageBlue and named the organization after a quote by Jacques Cousteau. She is the winner of the 2012 Miss Intercontinental Beauty Pageant and an internationally recognized fashion model. Daniela’s passions are diverse, though her main vocation is creating sustainable clothing from biodegradable and recycled materials. She has been the face of many charitable campaigns and uses her beauty to draw attention to ugly situations. She is an avid swimmer and kite surfer and has a deep love for the ocean.

Tristan Hornsey

Director of Operations | Vice-President 

Tristan grew up in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and studied Mechanical Engineering in England. He was one of those children that took everything apart to see how it works. He is an advanced scuba diver and bareboat skipper. To our benefit, Tristan has no time for small talk and only wants to get to work, which is why he’s our Director of Operations. Tristan and his family live on the beach and run a landscaping company with an affinity of for preserving wild spaces.

Nikola Simpson

Marine Biologist

Born and bred in Barbados, a water baby from birth, Nikola has made exploring and conserving the ocean her career and life’s purpose. She has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Guelph, and a Masters of Science from the University of the West Indies. Nikola has worked with many reputable local and international conservation organizations such as The FAO. She is currently promoting sustainable fisheries in the Caribbean region, but her true passion lies in protecting marine mammals. Nikola is a PADI Open Water Diver, an Advanced Wilderness First Aid Responder, a Fisherwoman, and a small motor vessel operator.

Nikola sits on the board of directors for both SalvageBlue and Slow Food Barbados.

Andrew Joachim

Director of Logistics

Andrew is a Divemaster and Bareboat Skipper. He’s worked in and on the sea in his whole life and only cares to talk about logistics and results. Though his background is in diving, he is currently the quality control manager at one of St. Vincent’s premier yacht charter companies and spends most of his time either up a mast or down a mooring. Andrew lives happily with his wife and daughter on a top of a mountain overlooking the sea.

James Walker

Director of Expeditions

Born in Kingstown, St. Vincent, James has a unique knowledge of the entire marine area that comprises the 32 island chain. He’s spent almost every day under water for the last ten years and, as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, he is the most advanced diver on our team. His experiences have made him wise and his main concern is always keeping the rest of us safe. When he is not leading an expedition for Salvage Blue, he is working as a dive instructor and restoring coral reefs in Mustique.

Click HERE to read about James in National Geographic.

Victoria Woodward

Director of Photography

Originally from Liverpool, England, Victoria decided to move to St. Vincent and the Grenadines after graduating from Richmond Vale Academy where she studied sustainable agriculture, climate change, and poverty reduction. She is a professional artist and photographer, and her work has been featured in galleries across England. Besides working for SalvageBlue, Tori also volunteers at the Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VSPCA) and creates art in her spare time.

James Ward


A Barbadian/Vincentian national, James Ward is a hotel manager currently working in St. Lucia. He has a Masters in Business Administration from The University of the West Indies and over a decade of experience working in the tourism industry. James is a co-founder of SalvageBlue and was instrumental in laying the organization’s foundation. When he’s not working like a machine, you can find him in the lineup looking for waves.

Connect with SalvageBlue

+1 784 530 1419



PO Box 126, Kingstown
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
West Indies

Company Information 

Company No. 09 of 2016 | St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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