We are Kim and Erika… just a mom and daughter who love to deep sea fish, serve up fresh-caught seafood, drink fun cocktails, and decorate our life with beach-infused goodness. We want to share our love of the sea by creating a community just for women who have “seafoam in their veins” — women who share both a sense of adventure and wonder with all things above and below the waves. In other words, we’re building a Saltsy Sisterhood!
Here’s a little more about what inspires us to inspire you…
Although we did not grow up on the sea, any vacation opportunity brought us to the ocean where sportfishing quickly became a family pastime. Kim’s first taste of offshore fishing was on her honeymoon (over 30 years ago) where her husband took her Mahi Mahi fishing in Cabo. They decided to kickstart their two kids’ fishing obsession a little earlier, and Erika’s first introduction to sportfishing was on a vacation to Florida when she was just 6.
Coastal living came later, and we eventually found ourselves drawn to the crystal-blue waters of the Florida coast. Here we’ve been introduced to so many exciting ocean hobbies — freediving, spearfishing, underwater photography, and more. It’s also here that Kim realized how much she loves being inspired by the younger generations that often join her on the boat. Watching Erika’s ~20-year-old friends catch their first giant fish with a huge effort and an equally huge smile brings her great joy.
While Kim prefers to explore the serene waters of her own backyard, Erika likes taking her sea adventures to the next level. A recent trip to the Keys included a lesson in lobstering and a birthday celebration she’ll never forget — skydiving over a gorgeous tropical paradise.
Let’s build a community…
The ocean doesn’t care how old you are. It is expansive and entertaining, and the friends and moments shared on and under the sea are some of the fondest moments in both of our lives. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to share the vibrant colors, the positive energy, and endless possibilities of the sea — as well as more about the pioneering ladies who are already out there making waves — with other women: mothers, daughters, sisters, and girlfriends.
Saltsy isn’t about competition, it’s about community. We believe there is an opportunity to share inspirational stories and tips from women who love to partake in sea adventures like us. We strive to make this space as freeing and welcoming as the sea. It’s a place where you can give yourself permission to let go, learn, have fun, and not take yourself too seriously.
As we kick off this new community on National Hunting & Fishing Day, September 24, 2022, we invite you to join us on our journey to share the joy and inspiration that only the sea can bring. So mix up a drink and find your favorite spot in the sand… whether you’re here to learn, teach, admire, or shop, we want to inspire you to step out of your shell and embrace coastal living — with a twist!
Cheers to our next ocean adventure!
Kim & Erika