Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, at a young age Donita and her family relocated from the Blue Ridge mountains to Orlando, FL. Her fondest memories are boating with her family, yellowfin tuna fishing in the Outer Banks, "shrimping" at Cape Canaveral and exploring the Florida Keys.
Relocating to Atlanta, GA, Donita entered the field of advertising becoming Associate Publisher of four B2B publications with Intertec Publishing. Travel was a large part of her career visiting 38 states with her last trip being in Cannes, France.
In 2012, Donita joined Florida Yacht Group (FYG), St. Petersburg, FL. As Office Manager. FYG realized the importance of having an “in-house” closing team where Donita was promoted as Closing Agent working with Brokers, Buyers & Sellers providing turnkey closings.
For two years, she worked part time as an Executive Assistant at Sam Bond Benefit Group, Inc. becoming immersed in the insurance and employee benefit arenas. This coincided with also owning her own boat closing and documentation company.
She continued her career in the yachting industry by joining Denison Yachting as a Broker Admin in December 2019 expanding her knowledge on the closing and listing sides. As the position advanced, she began to work with the Brokers providing full administrative support.
Today, Donita is excited to be a part of the United Yacht Sales (UYS) team. As Broker Liaison, she will be an initial “go-to” person for new recruits. “The goal is to make each broker feel at home and that they are our #1 client”. She will also collaborate with the marketing, closing and listing teams to ensure that the buying and selling experience is a positive one for clients and customers.
During her free time, she leaves electronics behind and spends time with her two grown children, Tabitha and Javin (plus Wilford, a Catahoula Leopard dog). Javin, who is deaf, is teaching the family to become proficient in American Sign Language.