Hollie grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador, escaping the city to an oceanfront beach house on many happy weekends. Life at the beach meant fun, freedom and most importantly, family gatherings; splashing together in the warm Pacific surf, slicing through waves in the family boat, skiing and knee boarding in tandem with her best friends. Holly attended high school in Puerto Rico, exploring and enjoying the Caribbean, prior to earning degrees at Florida colleges in English, and Fashion Design and Merchandising.
Months before graduating college, Holly attended the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show for the first time, which changed her life forever. The dazzling yachts and the extraordinary people in the industry proved irresistible. Foregoing graduation ceremonies, Holly went straight away to earn her Silver Service Certification. Two days later, in the LuxYachts conference room, Holly was thrilled to accept a stewardess position aboard the popular charter superyacht Starship.
For the next decade, Holly remained close to the team at LuxYachts, and when she was told a position as a Crew Coordinator had opened up she jumped at it. She says, "It was the best move of my life. I enjoy helping people realize their dreams. The sheer volume and accessibility of our data bases allows us to be incredibly efficient and successful."
A smile lights her face when Hollie continues, "But most of all, I love my chickens, that's what I call my crew, and developing those relationships. It's a very emotional thing to get a job, some people laugh, some cry, and I am elated to be there for them, to see them through, all 77,000-and-growing-in-our-database." When she's not working towards helping crew achieve their goals, she's usually at the beach, relaxing and enjoying her close-knit family and friends. For Hollie, the people in her life are her priority, a value that will never change.