Karen Lynn Poulos has been providing full service interior design services to an international community specializing in Yachts, Private Aircraft, and Luxury Residential Interiors. Karen has been actively involved in the design industry and yachting Industry since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute. Karen Lynn founded Karen Lynn Interiors in 2001. She and her team have primarily worked on yacht design projects for refit and new build for clients worldwide over the past 19 years. Karen has also worked with several shipyards and internationally and locally. She has also worked with several brokerages such as IYC, Marine Max, Gilman Yachts.
Brandi has been working with yacht owners, captain, crew, Engineers as well as marine electric contractors to Interior designers to collaborate the best lighting upgrades on new and used boats from 23ft to 200ft since 2016. She has great relationships with the surrounding yards and is able to meet at the boats for one on one attention and design ideas. Brandi represents many of the US, Italy and Greece led manufacturers to offer a wide range of yacht lighting.
Lauderdale Marine Center
Doug West is the President/CEO of Lauderdale Marine Center and is responsible for the strategic direction, brand development and day-to-day operations of the nation’s largest shipyard and marina. He was recently appointed Board Chairman of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida after previously serving as Secretary / Treasurer. Prior to his current leading role at LMC, Doug was the President of Rybovich Boat Company, in West Palm Beach, from 2006 to 2015. He also served on the Board of Directors for The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County from 2009 to 2015. In years prior, he held senior level executive positions with Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation U.S.A. and Xpress Cash Financial Services.
Zack Savage has represented Underwater Lights since 2014 as their USA manufacturers’ representative and has previously worked in marine lighting for his entire working career. During his time in this career field, Zack has been involved in all aspects of marine lighting from the design, manufacturing, installation and sales procedures which has resulted in intimate knowledge of who, how and what lighting products are suitable for different projects.
John Valence is the Managing Director for JV|Connectivity. He has over 15 years of experience in the wireless industry. He started in the industry as working with T-Mobile. After experiencing different roles, he ventured out on his own to form JV|Connectivity. He is passionate about the yachting industry and eliminating common pain points involving cellular data.