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Below Deck Season 10: Who is Katie Glaser? Deckhand gets into a complicated boating manner with boss Ross McHarg

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Katie Glaser revealed: “I think with me, when I had a boat romance with ‘Ross McHarg’, Alissa was the hardest thing to deal with.”

RODNEY BAY, SAINT LUCIA: Season 10 of Below Deck debuted on November 21, and one of the new cast members to meet viewers was new sailor Katie Glaser. Long-time and new fans will be able to see an all-new crew aboard a new boat cruising along St. Lucia’s new location.

After a lackluster season 9 of Below Deck, the producers are trying to make this landmark season unforgettable. Katie was joined aboard the superyacht St David by Below Deck captain Lee Rosbach, chef Rachel Hargrove and newly appointed executive chef Fraser Olender. Deck and stew Camille Lamb, second and third stews Hayley De Sola Pinto and Alissa Humber, boatswain Ross McHarg and fellow deckhands Ben Willoughby and Tony Duarte complete the crew. According to Bravo, Katie, who will be involved in plenty of drama with her co-stars this season, is an exuberant yachtie eager to show her worth.


Who is Katie Glaser?

Katie, who was 31 at the time of filming, was raised in a caring and close-knit household. Being close to her loved ones from an early age helped her develop a deep family bond that she cherishes and maintains to this day. Katie also makes time for her family in her hectic schedule, and her parents have always pushed her to strive for excellence. Surprisingly, a job in the yachting industry was not always on her wish list given her varied professional background. After high school, she enrolled at the University of South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections in 2014. During her studies, she also worked as a bartender in various restaurants and acquired important knowledge in the hospitality business. Katie eventually landed a position as an advertising specialist at Greenhouse Agency, Inc. and Team Enterprises in 2012, which launched her professional career.

She then moved to Swire Coca-Cola, USA, as Market Development Manager. Curiously, while working for Coca-Cola, she took on a second job as a bartender, which she continued to hold after joining Anheuser-Busch in June 2016. Katie began working as a bartender at Temple Nightclub in the Denver area in 2017 while also serving as the Director of Business Solutions at The JPI Group. Katie also joined The Micc Group in December 2018 as Vice President of Marketing.

According to sources, she fell in love with sailing after moving from Denver, Colorado to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and began seeking a career in the industry. She became an Operating Partner at Southern Yacht Management in May 2019 and founded her own charter company, Lower Latitudes Yacht Charters, in September of the same year. Katie works alongside her own business as the Chief Operating Officer for Yacht Parties Miami and part-time as a yacht broker.

Katie has a modest Instagram presence, despite her extensive resume both in and out of yachting. The sailor has nearly 5,000 followers and has posted over 500 photos of herself snorkeling, waterboarding and swimming. Even if she doesn’t post regularly, her followers like the numerous beach photos on her profile.

Deckhand Katie said her boatmance with boatswain Ross McHarg has blossomed into a love triangle with second stew Alissa Humber. The trailer for Below Deck Season 10 showed Ross kissing several ladies on board the yacht, which Katie says got him into a lot of trouble. She described the Boatmance as an exhilarating ride. “It was rocky! I felt like he was in the kennel half the time,” she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet of Ross. “Because his behavior got him in trouble half the time. There’s definitely an interesting love triangle going on,” she added.

Having a boatmance is difficult enough, but Katie’s was made worse by Alissa’s interest in Ross. “I think that I had a boat romance with Ross…my hardest part was dealing with Alissa…Ross and Alissa,” she explained. “Well, not that she’s a terrible person, but when it comes to boat romance, I worry about myself and she’s trying to take him away from me,” she noted. “There was definitely a fun twist to that boating romance,” Katie said, adding, “When you work on a boat this size, it definitely makes working with someone more fun.”

“If you’re after your boss, it can go two ways. They can end very well or very badly,” she explained. “So make it what it is. Again you realize that if something goes wrong on the boat, you will be reprimanded by your boss. But that’s the guy you’re dating. So that dynamic, when that happens, gets a bit awkward. But I decided to take this path, which has been a fun adventure,” added Katie.

She also spoke about what drew her to Ross. “Ross from the start, when I first saw him I was like friggin’ he’s cute,” she revealed. “But it’s really his leadership. And that he is a boss figure. I think that was super attractive to me. It’s kind of sexy to have someone you look up to who you know is teaching you the ropes. But you also have a connection to him. He definitely had more of a boss character that was attractive to me,” Katie added.

Most below deck boatmances take place after the crew has consumed a significant number of cocktails on one of the evenings. Katie said that Season 10 of Below Deck was no exception. “I think the whole boat romance got a bit out of my head the more I drank,” she explained. “So I think that’s one of the things I might regret, just getting a little bit out of my head. But things happen and you have to move on. And I think it affected me a little bit more when I went out that Ross would behave like that,” she noted.

Below Deck Season 10 airs every Monday at 8:00 p.m. ET on Bravo, with new episodes airing the following day on Peacock.

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