Northrop & Johnson have announced the arrival of Katya Jaimes into the charter retail division, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Katya was born and educated in Siberia, Russia, where the closest ocean is thousands of miles away. After graduating college with a dual degree in Engineering and Economics for railway transport, she realized building bridges and tunnels for Siberian Railroads was not her life dream.
Moving to New York, Katya began working for a private superyacht management company. She gained invaluable experience in yacht support, logistics, and operational and financial management within the megayacht sector. She was also involved in the private aviation and luxury hotel division of the company. During this time, she assisted in the organization of yacht vacations, and decided this was her true passion.
Having moved to Fort Lauderdale to be closer to the yachting capital, Katya has now focused on the charter industry, providing a seamless set of services to her clients. Her ability to fluently speak, write and read Russian gives Katya the ability to clearly communicate with many Eastern European clients, one of the fastest growing clientele in the industry.
“I am proud to be a part of Northrop and Johnson’s truly amazing “family” organization. Customizing unforgettable charter vacations for my clients with enthusiasm and vast knowledge is a welcomed challenge for me. The company gives me the tools through visiting charter yachts, experiencing great charter destinations and continual education to offer a personal approach to finding the best match possible for each client, with great attention to detail. I find this very rewarding.”
During her free time, Katya enjoys traveling home to Russia where she spends time climbing the Ural Mountains and camping. She also enjoys yoga retreats and visits to remote islands in the Indian Ocean.