I am Founder and CEO of The Captain's Private Stash Inc., Michael Sassone Jr. I graduated in 2015 from SUNY Maritime College with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Transportation as well as a U.S.C.G. 3rd Mate's Unlimited Tonnage Merchant Mariner Credential.
Immediately upon graduation, I was hired as a Third Mate with the Department of the Navy's Military Sealift Command transporting military troops, vehicles, supplies, and food around the world. As a Third Mate aboard various ships, I was responsible for making crucial decisions in a fast paced environment in order to safely navigate the ship from port to port. My first assignment with MSC lasted 6 months aboard the USS Ponce and the second assignment was 9 months aboard the USNS Leroy Grumman.
In 2018, I joined the American Maritime Officer's Union where I sailed aboard ships with various purposes from oceanographic surveying to offshore petrol distribution systems, and now I work aboard government contracts as part of the Ready Reserve Fleet. Being part of the Ready Reserve Fleet gives me the opportunity to be home every night and on weekends with my family instead of out to sea. It also allows me to pursue the things I love the most in life.
I am a huge advocate for healthy living and wellbeing from healthy eating, exercise, and mental wellness all the way down to wholistic alternatives to over the counter medicines. If there is an ingredient in something that I cannot pronounce or question its existence, I research it before I consume it.
I founded The Captain's Private Stash Inc. in December of 2020 to provide customers with reliable, natural & organic, quality CBD products, and my a means to an end of sailing.
As much as I love the sea and traveling the world, I enjoys nothing more than being home with my wife Valerie and son Giovanni.
They say behind every powerful man stands a woman - which is true.. or was true until our son came along. Now behind this man, stands a wife and child that motivate him to achieve what some may consider the impossible.
My wife Valerie and my son Giovanni are the "private stash" I am working so hard to support. Without them, I'd have nothing to work towards, nothing to build, and no goals to achieve.
I am using this business as an opportunity to provide society with products that genuinely have their best interest in mind while I maintain my families best interest at the forefront of my mind. Establishing this business has allowed me to spend my time with my family rather than working for someone else and for that I could never be more thankful.