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Lauren Barrash

Driver, Dispatcher, HR, IT, CEO, CMO, COO, Accountant, Sales…

(Wave Runner since 2009)

After 2 mojitos at Benjy’s I thought “there should be a shuttle”. Then decided I had to do it myself when a bunch of friends and I walked to a club on Washington & I broke a stiletto heel in the sidewalk. And that is how the Wave was born.

I was born & raised in Houston, Texas. I can tell you I knew nothing about this AMAZING city before starting The Wave. My immediate family is all here still & my extended family lives in Baltimore, MD. I am lucky to have the most amazing, brilliant, compassionate, talented and hilarious niece & 2 nephews. My rescue dogs are like my children, for now, & I love them a lot. I also have a whole bunch of staff & buses I consider additional children 😀  I love to be near the water & outside on a gorgeous day. I can’t wait to have down time to chill in the hammock here.

I have a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Colorado, a Master of Science in Social Work from University of Texas, and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.

None of them taught me anywhere near what owning The Wave has taught me.

Sam Guiterres


3-Year Anniversary!

(Wave Runner since 2013)

A native Houstonian, living inside the Montrose area since finishing school. I like the outdoors, working out at the gym, biking, movies, and reading. I like meeting new people and getting to know a little bit about them. I love to travel, my next goal is South America.

Mike Brown

Driver Lead

(Wave Runner since 2014)

Well hello, first of all I am a hard worker. I work to support my family. I am a cool laid back person. My career goal in life is to own my own business. My hobbies are watching basketball and playing video games.

Buddy Kee

Operations Manager

(Wave Runner since 2015)

I have two kids, one seven year old boy & one 7 year old girl. I have been married for 11 years. I am a car guy, I like car shows, drag racing, and anything that has to do with cars. My wife is a high school softball coach.

Michael Grigsby


(Wave Runner since 2016)

My name is Michael Grigsby and I have been in Houston all my life. I am a father of six, five girls, and one boy. I am going to school to be a Massage Therapist hoping to have my business one day. The best thing about me is that I am a little league coach and have been for 12 years.

Racquel Rougely


(Wave Runner since 2016)

My birthday is April 9th. I am 28 yrs old and the mother of 4 kids. 3 girls and one boy. I am the oldest of five siblings. Born in Shreveport, La. Raised in Houston Tx, graduated from high school in 2006 and I’m a current Sophomore @ HCC, where I’m obtaining my degree in Health Information Technology.


Bessie Odom


(Wave Runner since 2016)

Jessie Jackson


(Waverunner since 2016)

I’m originally from Houston, Texas, but I have family in Shreveport, La. I have lived in Houston Texas all my life. I have 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters, and 1 grandson. My favorite hobbies are football, basketball, track, and women! I’m a very easy going person, and a team player.

Michel’le Brown


(Wave Runner since 2016)

My name is Michel’le Brown and I am from Oakland, CA. I am a graduate student at the university of Southern California majoring in social work. I am the youngest of three and aspire to open my own non-profit, second chance business. I love to write, graphic design, and go to arcades and amusement parks in my spare time.

Myles Jackson


(Wave Runner since 2016)

I just relocated from Chas, SC. I am new to the Houston area. I come from a close – knit family, and love sports. I follow the Clemson Tigers and Miami Hurricanes. So far I am loving H-Town!

Sheryl Simon


(Wave Runner since 2016)

Hi. My name is Sheryl Simon. I’m originally from the Virgin Islands, St. Croix to be exact. I am the 3rd of 4 kids. I have a daughter that is 3 years old. I’m also very good at computers and enjoy learning new things in general. I am excited to be offered the opportunity to work with and for The Wave. I recently moved to Houston from Atlanta in efforts to create a stable family environment for my daughter. I’m very fun & mostly happy person. Excited to be part of this family.