Lea was born and raised in Key West, spending her formative years on and in the waters of the Florida Keys. After leaving the island in 2007 for a university degree and travel, she returned to find that there were no spearfishing tournaments being held south of Miami.
She had witnessed many friends make a career for themselves with spearfishing, it is not just a sport, but an opportunity for entrepreneurs. With a desire to promote spearfishing in her hometown, the first That's What She Shot spearfishing tournament was born June of 2012.
Lea has a degree in Political Science/International Affairs and Communications from Florida State University. She serves as the secretary of Womankind Inc. Board of Directors, and it currently working for the Congresswoman of Florida’s 26th District.
"Two things that come to mind when I think of home are the water, and the amazing community. If I can bring them together to accomplish something positive for both, I think we all win."