Our Team

Board of Directors

Kristina Cobia
President & Founder

Kristina has been basking in the glorious world of surfing for 20 adventure-filled years. She has conquered the waves of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Hawaii, California, and her home state of Florida. It’s safe to say her biggest passions in life are Christ, her family, helping people and you guessed it… SURFING! Her husband of 10 years, daughter and son both fill her life with happiness daily.
Kristina works as an Ultrasound tech in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is a full time stoke afficionado for Wahine Warriors!

Emily Forst
Spiritual Coordinator

Grounded in her faith, Emily grew up near the ocean and always felt revived after each surf session. She has a huge heart for loving others well and finds true joy in helping other women find their voices after traumatic experiences. Emily is a mom of two children and loves sharing her passion of adventuring and nature with them by skating every morning before school and going on spontaneous trips to see new things. Emily sees the therapeutic value in the ocean, especially while surfing and catching each wave. Creating a community that becomes a platform in which Love can shine and blossom— this is Emily.

Cat “Catastrophe” Innis
VP & Safety Coordinator

Hello, I’m Cat! I work as a paramedic and I’m studying to become a nurse. I’m an avid mountain biker and race competitively. Although I’m a big mountain biker, surfing has been a passion of mine since I was 14 when I got my very first surfboard! My mom supported my dream of learning how to surf and would spend countless hours at the beach while I learned, played in the water and dealt with the “one more wave then I’ll be in” routine. For me surfing has been a passion right from the start and I have met many awesome people through it, such as Kristina! I love that when I’m out surfing I have no worries and it seems as if I’m in another world. The crashing of the waves, warm sun, beautiful sunset sessions, and dancing down the line of a wave is such an incredible feeling of awe. It’s indescribable, there’s no words that are worthy to describe the feeling of happiness, peace, relaxation that rushes over me when I surf. What’s best about it too is when you share that feeling, fun and love of surfing with others! The ocean is and alway has been a place of happiness for me! I look forward to meeting other girls through Wahine Warriors, supporting one another and forming special connections and bonds over the beautiful, sun soaked, salty waves!

Alexandra “Chica” Menk
Marketing & Graphics

Alexandra Menk comes from a long history as a senior art director for some of the largest multinational companies. Burnt out by the corporate lifestyle, Alexandra decided to focus on her true passions, water sports and the environment. Growing up in Bogota, Colombia, Alex was a fish out of water.  Her devotion for the Ocean began when she first set foot in the water as part of her training for a diving certification.  And just like that, the fish was returned to where it always belonged.  After travelling around the world, diving in the most incredible locations, including the breath taking Great Barrier Reef, Alex moved to Florida.  It was in sunny South Florida where she was introduced to kiteboarding, stand up paddle boarding and long boarding. Once she found the connection between the Ocean and God, her life would never be the same, and she will never live more than a couple miles from the beach.
“The Ocean is my Playground, my Home, is the place where I meet GOD!
The Ocean is the place where I feel the most humble and full of gratitude… and at the same time, it shows me how strong I can be!”

Lily O’Leary
Outreach Coordinator 

Lily, born and raised native of Jupiter, Florida. Her parents are Jack and Gina Bates, owners of Ocean Tec USA in Riviera Beach, FL. Sibling of one brother, Jack Bates, a local photographer. Great, Great Grandparents came to Jupiter in 1953 which opened the way for the Bates family to all move to Florida. She has always had a strong connection with the History of Jupiter’s early Pioneers and area.

Lily graduated from Jupiter High School in 2010 and went on to graduate from Florida State University in Tallahassee with a Professional Sales Degree. She had an interest in the cultures of other countries and traveled abroad but was drawn back to her paradise home in Jupiter/Tequesta to pursue her future. Creativity is the backbone of her success and she enjoys adding value to her community through Real Estate. Over the past ten years she has worked her way up building E-Commerce websites.Her entrepreneurship continues to grow through her business, art, photography, and real estate.

Lily has become an inspiration to her family and friends. A true motivator of community and commitment with a compassionate, positive attitude. She is eager to share her compassionate and positive attitude and go that extra mile to make you’re experiencing working together professional, connected and valued.