Adrian Sawczuk, President
Adrian is passionate about the water and boating. Although he did not grow on the water, and did not come from a family of boaters, he has always been drawn to water sports - swimming, scuba diving, boating - both sailing and motor. Prior to having acquiring his own yacht, Adrian did a lot of chartering, and often found the charter experiences to be disappointing - usually because the boat was not in great condition.
After spending over a year in Charleston working with a client, the idea of having a yacht and having it in Charleston, as well as filling a need in the market for high end yacht charters all came together. So, Adrian started Low Country Yacht Charters in December 2012, to provide a premier yachting experience to visitors and local residents in Charleston.
Outside of boating, Adrian’s professional focus is on business strategy and operations – as a business executive, consultant and entrepreneur. After graduating from Georgetown University, he spent several years on Active Duty with the Army, both in the Middle East and Germany. After coming back from Germany, he started his consulting career, taking a two year pause to get his MBA from Duke and then going to work with Accenture. He has worked also worked at Alvarez & Marsal, GTS Distribution, and started, ran and sold two businesses – Renaissance Contruction & Development (high end speculative residential real estate) and Altius Solutions (telecom - antenna management). Adrian currently heads Supply Chain for JW Aluminum, a privately owned flat rolled aluminum manufacturer, based out of Charleston, SC.
Adrian welcomes you aboard La Nina - and hopes you have a wonderful experience!
Dara Liberatore-Sawczuk, VP of Business Development & Guest Relations
I was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. I am a graduate of St. Peter's College where I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Economics. During college, I interned at Liz Claiborne and worked as an assistant buyer for its outlet division; after graduation, I was promoted to be a buyer for the company. Within a few years, I found a calling in the field of education. I returned to school to earn a Master of Arts Degree in Education with concentrations in Teaching and Administrative/Supervision. I later moved to Atlanta, GA to become an Early Childhood Administrator in private schools. I now live in Charleston, SC and working with LCYC, as I continue to pursue my prior passion in Marketing and I continue to develop businesses and help them grow.
I look forward to working with you and welcoming you aboard...