Our Sales Team
Offshore Sailing School Sales Associates are Sailing Advisors
The people you meet on the phone, at boat shows and through emails, work at Offshore Sailing School headquarters in Ft. Myers, Florida. They are all avid sailors, have taken one or more Offshore Sailing School course, and are very knowledgeable about our locations. The photo to the right was taken in December 2016 on a familiarization trip with Steve and Doris Colgate at the gorgeous Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands. They loved this fabulous resort and you will too (especially when you are greeted on arrival with a rum or fruit punch)! The photo above was taken at The Moorings Base on Tortola during the same trip, where the team toured all the boats we teach on and the rooms at the Mariner Inn. Our Sales Team is assisted by our Office Manager, Josh Julow (see below) and inspired by Deb Marlor, Vice President of Sales and Beth Oliver, Director of Sales and Marketing on our Executive Team.
Josh moved to Florida from Milwaukee where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Secondary Education from Marquette University. In 2011 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hodges University. Before joining Offshore he worked as production specialist for MSX International, office assistant for Hunter Robert’s Homes, and Target. He lives in Bonita Springs, FL and is responsible for assisting the sales team, special event coordination, and inter company communications. His direct line is 239-985-7500, email Josh@OffshoreSailing.com.
Kim moved to Ft. Myers with her husband, son and daughter in 1999. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY; 10 years of experience in international travel working with leisure and educational groups; and she and her husband owned and managed a retail business on St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota, FL. Her love of boating with friends and family led her to Offshore Sailing School where she finds great personal satisfaction in nurturing relationships and meeting customers’ wishes. The family loves to play tennis, visit beaches and host family visits. When they need a “northern” fix, they head to Montreal. Her direct line is 239-985-7509, email KimR@OffshoreSailing.com.
Jeanne comes to Offshore Sailing School with a background in Commercial Property Insurance as an executive for International Retail Brokerage and Insurance Companies. She moved to Florida 2-1/2 years ago from Southern California, where she lived with her husband aboard their Beneteau 473 in Marina Del Rey and Santa Catalina Island. Jeanne has sailed the waters off Southern California for 11 years with her husband and their Labradoodle, Arlo. Her passions include sailing and cooking. Her direct line is 239-985-7530; email Jeanne@OffshoreSailing.com.
When her two sons left the nest, Diana elected started sailing on Highlanders in Indianapolis, IN. In 1997 her General Motors job moved to Detroit where she raced on a C&C35, J120s and NA40s at Bayview Yacht Club – one season as skipper and seven seasons as crew chief. She has sailed “her favorite boat,” the Colgate 26, since its introduction in 1997 and has taken every course Offshore Sailing has to offer. During her four years as President of the National Women’s Sailing Association, she taught at Women’s Conferences, led Caribbean flotillas and Chesapeake schooner sailing programs. Diana joined Offshore in 2004. Her direct line is 239-985-7506; email DianaSmith@OffshoreSailing.com.
Amy moved to Florida in 2005 where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo where she majored in marketing and communications, and comes to Offshore Sailing School with a background in hospitality with Marriott International for 10 years. Amy spends a lot of her free time volunteering for local nonprofits, The PACE Center for Girls of Lee County where she has served on the board of directors for 6 years, American Heart Association and Impact Initiative. Amy specializes in group sailing programs at Offshore. Her passions include traveling, yoga and spending time with her family. Her direct line is 238-985-7525; email Amy@OffshoreSailing.com.
Spencer was born and raised in Tampa, Florida with a family of six. In 2013 she moved to Fort Myers, Florida to attend Florida Gulf Coast University and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Before becoming an Intern at Offshore Sailing School, Spencer was an Administrative Assistant at Arden Courts and waitress for Florida Kitchen. She enjoys spontaneous trips with her family, staying active in basketball and softball, and volunteering with FGCU;s Civic Engagement Organization. Her direct line is 239-985-7537; email Spencer@OffshoreSailing.com.