Aloha! I’m Karen Maeby. I live in Gulfport FL with my hermit crab sidekick Sir Eisenhower “Houdini” Crabapple. We both work at Thunder Marine in St Pete; he’s our mascot and I’m an assistant in the service department. I also run a blog called “Boat Show Girl” which is my branding project for my future in the boating industry. And, I’ve just rejoined theatre after 12 years. It feels good to be back!

I’ve restarted this blog to post my portfolio, resume, and blogging once again. I am always looking for any kind of opportunities to help further my life goals and dreams.

I have a ton of hobbies that I have been fortunate enough to mix with work experiences. Some of the ones that have seemed to follow me every where has been blogging, writing poetry (I’m a published author), photography, social media/marketing/design.

When I’m not working, I’m trying to live the salt life as much as I can: Jimmy Buffett music 24/7, daydreaming about the Key West sunsets, being at the beach and loving the feeling of sun on my skin, being completely relaxed because my soul becomes alive while near the water.

I turn 30 this year, my journey the last couple of years have been unbelievable. I’ve been able to check mark a lot of my dreams off. It all begins and ends with hard work mixed with happiness and passion…because when it comes down to it, you can work your life away, but when your life is your work and you’re so in love with it… it’s like you aren’t working at all. I’m fortunate enough to have that feeling because I know most people don’t. And, I hope that I can eventually help others find that same passion. One day. One step at a time.

“Yes I am a Pirate. 200 Years too late.” – Jimmy Buffett