Debra joined SOI in October 2017 as the Operations Administrator, which includes supporting Cruise Planning and Crew Management. With over 20 years of experience as a business owner, Debra brings with her strong management / organizational skills. Debra was a crew member aboard the M/V Thea Foss based out of Seattle, Washington, as Purser, Medical Officer, and guest liaison for shipboard events and excursions. Debra gained hands-on experience working closely with crew members and guests to ensure their safety and provide a pleasurable experience while on board. After six seasons of working on the water, Debra decided to look for work ashore and remain in the maritime industry. She now lives aboard her own boat with her husband, continuing to enjoy the pleasures of ‘living aboard.’