Lane grew up in Richmond, Virginia where his passion for the ocean and surfing started at a young age as he was fortunate to travel with his parents on their numerous scuba diving excursions around the world. Through these travels as well as his frequent visits to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, he developed a desire to protect and preserve the ocean, its inhabitants, and surrounding environments. This led Lane to obtain his undergraduate degree in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina.
Lane brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to the International Surf Properties team. His career started as an environmental scientist where he performed field services to assess, prevent, and cure environmental issues related to water, ground, facilities, and air quality. He also reduced or eliminating environmental risks and liabilities economically and expediently. He then worked as a science and policy advisor for the Charleston Waterkeeper, a non-profit member of the Waterkeeper Alliance which is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water, research specialist and lastly. There he developed a federally compliant water quality monitoring program, coordinated public meetings, press releases, events, and outreach activities, and was key in obtaining grants, charitable, and fundraising sources. He then moved on to be the sales and client management director of an international sustainable building materials manufacturer who designed, produced and distributed an insulated steel structural panel, construction techniques and processes for sustainable buildings. His most recent project was co-founding an international surf school that is an intensive, hands-on coaching tutorial program that takes surfers to remote locations around the world providing high-quality surf break options which are optimum for enhancing one’s surf level.
He has developed an intricate knowledge of the surf industry over the years surfing locally on the east coast as well as his frequent surf travels to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Tahiti. Lane’s passion for surfing, the environment, and travelling only heightens his desire to work with and help carry on the success of International Surf Properties.