Katja was born and raised in Slovenia, where she spent her childhood and teenage years sailing the Croatian coast with her family, sparking a lifelong passion for boating.
She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After she relocated to the U.S. in 1999, she obtained her MBA.
Living in Florida, she was able to turn her love of boating into a profession. In 2002, Katja joined Miami Boat Charter Inc. and under her management, the company flourished and became one of South Florida’s leading day charter companies. In 2007, she started an exciting new adventure in the yacht charter industry when she founded Worldwide Boat LLC.
As the CEO of Worldwide Boat LLC, she participates in annual boat shows dedicated to the global yacht charter industry. She is an active member of IYBA (International Yacht Brokers’ Association), AYCA (American Yacht Charter Association) and CYBA (Charter Yacht Brokers Associations) where she also serves on their Ethics Committee.
Katja is an avid scuba diver, and enjoys spending time at sea with her husband and a daughter. On land, the family has a farm that they’ve turned into a sanctuary for rescue animals, including horses, ducks, chickens and turkeys.