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.