Raquel Crummitt’s latest venture is as captain and owner of Fish ’n’ Chicks Charters in Key West, but for years she also has been successfully selling promotional and apparel products with the national company of Brown & Bigelow. A warrior on the water, Raquel keeps her sanity by fishing, spearfishing, lobstering, stone-crabbing and relaxing. And whenever she can treat her charter clients to the same, then life is really, really good. She’s been in sales since she was 25, but more recently obtained her captain’s license and launched Fish ’n’ Chicks.
In what situation have you felt like a “one woman show?” I have felt that way running my own boat since college and building my promotional products business working from home.
Who are your role models for leadership? My grandparents and mom and dad.
What do you think is the secret to success and sanity? My motto is work hard, play hard. My sanity is fishing, spearfishing, lobstering, stone crabbing and relaxing in our gorgeous aqua blue ocean. I try to get away and travel somewhere every few months too.
While you are an independent woman, we know it takes a village. Who is in your village? I have been fortunate with a great supportive family. I have amazing clients and friends to work with and we all take care of each other.
What advice would you give to your younger self just starting your journey? I started my sales career at 25, which was great but wish I would have done the same getting my captain’s license at that age and building Fish ‘N Chicks Charters then.