Growing up in Fort Lauderdale as a fifth generation Floridian, Lauren has spent a great deal of time within the yachting industry. With her father a Captain, Lauren’s childhood summers were spent cruising the Great Lakes and Bahamas on board a 102’ Broward. After graduating from Florida State University, she took on the role of sales manager for a well-known crew uniform company, travelling to charter and yacht shows all over the globe to meet clients and forming lasting relationships. Lauren is an active member of the International Yacht Broker’s Association (IYBA) as well as Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY). She recently joined the Ocean Independence team as a charter manager and is furthering her expertise in the industry with this new role.