VodaSafe was born from the intersection of engineering and lifeguarding on the West Coast of Canada.
Carlyn is the founder and CEO of VodaSafe, and an engineer with over ten years of lifeguarding experience. Witnessing first-hand the trials and tribulations of water rescue led Carlyn to envision a sonar equipment as a simple tool in hand that would help save lives, VodaSafe and its AquaEye® were born. Carlyn believes that VodaSafe’s AquaEye® will be to waterfront rescue what the AED or portable defibrillator has been for CPR.
Director of Engineering
Patrick is Director of Engineering at VodaSafe. Leading the R&D and in-house manufacturing operations, he brings extensive experience in product development, mechanical design, and high-volume manufacturing. With degrees in Mathematics and Engineering Physics, and over 12 years of experience with tech startups, Patrick is devoted to technological innovation and creating impactful products.
Doug is a Business Development Representative at VodaSafe working to improve water safety by empowering organizations to address their water rescue protocols with the help of AquaEye®. He is determined and goal driven to demonstrate the impact that advanced technologies such as AquaEye offer to emergency responders and continues to expand AquaEye’s reach and customer base. As an ex-athlete, Doug has always considered health and safety, not only for himself but for his teammates as a top priority, which he believes AquaEye will help other teams to achieve as well.
Wylie arrived at VodaSafe from an entrepreneurial and business background in Vancouver. Communicating the story and benefits of AquaEye® to the first responders around the world is a fulfilling and enjoyable task. Spending most of his Out of Office time chasing snow, paddling the seas or biking the mountains, Wylie is happy to be able to assist the teams that provide rescue services in the outdoors.
Grace is an engineer turned Business Development Rep. With her background in engineering and customer success, she assists first responders and lifeguards in implementing AquaEye into their current operations. When not working, Grace can be found exploring the mountains hiking, skiing, and climbing. While out exploring, she has seen how fast things can go wrong in the outdoors. This has helped her better understand the tough role these emergency lifesaving professionals have and has encouraged her to help where she can.
Sean is an electrical engineer working on the design, testing, and manufacturing of AquaEye®. He has over 15 years of experience designing complex electrical and electronic systems for medical, military, and electric/hybrid automotive projects, where safety and high reliability are critical. Sean is driven to apply technology and engineering to solve important problems; this is what attracted him to VodaSafe’s mission to help save lives and keep rescuers safe.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Erik is the sales manager at VodaSafe. Erik leverages his 15 years of Sales & Marketing experience in the tech-sector to help turn new technologies into industry proven solutions. Erik has built a career helping teams sell technical products that solve long standing industry problems. With an active young family, which includes two kids who love the water, helping to reduce drownings and keeping rescue professionals safe is a passion.
Contract Marketing Strategist
Michael comes to VodaSafe with 25+ years of marketing and communications experience in businesses from startups to Fortune 500’s. As a long-time scuba diver, the unique benefits of AqueEye for all types of search and rescue applications were obvious. Having an opportunity to support the team to drive awareness and growth of AquaEye was a chance he couldn’t pass up.
With over 15 years of mechanical and maintenance experience, Donal has worked on everything from bicycles to passenger jets. After completing a degree in aircraft mechanics at Technical University Dublin, he spent 7 years as an aircraft maintenance engineer. Before joining VodaSafe he was at Intel doing maintenance on the equipment used to make semi conductor wafers. In his off hours he trains in jui jitsu, and uses his early experience managing bicycle workshops to keep his mountain bikes ride-ready.
Saeed is an Electrical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in electrical & embedded engineering. He has previous experience delivering challenging robotics and industrial project objectives. He considers himself a ‘hands-on’ engineer and is proud to be working on a product that can save lives. Away from work, Saeed loves fantasy novels and shows, and enjoys both watching and playing tennis.
Cory is a mechanical engineering graduate working on the R&D side of AquaEye. Having conducted research in surface engineering, Cory is eager to apply his knowledge to continually develop AquaEye and improve its life-saving efficacy. Outside of his professional life, Cory enjoys pushing the limits of his fortitude by engaging in activities such as mountain biking, skiing, and rock climbing.