Eleni and Jerry met in the Virgin Islands, on the island of St. Thomas to be exact, back in the fall of 1986. Eleni was opening a swimwear boutique in the Yacht Haven Marina, which at the time was the Crossroads of the Caribbean for every yacht that sailed those waters. Jerry was the primary resource for all manner of resort apparel, accessories, windsurfing and dive gear in the region, having been the first to bring many of the Surf and Outdoor Sports industry brand names to the islands. He also did a fair business consulting with land owners developing modern resort retail concepts in 26 countries and over 50 islands. That gave him a good excuse to visit and help Eleni get her shop up and running. Jerry was smitten from the first time they met, however he had to hang out and be useful for nine months before he was able to duplicate the effect with Eleni.
To make a long story short, they became a couple in the summer of 87, married in 88 and have been living and working together ever since Read more »