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.
Mechanical & Product Engineer
Patrick is a mechanical and product engineer working on the design, operation and user experience of AquaEye®. He brings valuable knowledge of mechanical design and product development from Vancouver’s biotech industry, where product quality and reliability is paramount. His passion for creating products that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives brought him to Vodasafe.
Researcher & Engineer
Tavis is a researcher and engineer at Vodasafe working on testing, firmware, and algorithm development. At home both in the water and the office, Tavis leverages his education in Engineering Physics and machine learning to join in building the brain behind AquaEye®. He is inspired by the impact technology can make in reducing the number of deaths by drowning and in the search and rescue world in general. Tavis has an especially deep appreciation of the efforts of lifesaving and search and rescue professionals.
Business Development Representative
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.
Firmware & Product Engineer
Declan is a firmware and product engineer working on testing, firmware, and software development. His education in Engineering Physics prepared him for the variety of challenges he encounters in the development of VodaSafe products. When he’s not in the office, Declan enjoys playing and watching all types of sport.
Business Development Representative
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.
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.
Yicheng is a Co-op student from UBC Engineering Physics. He helps assemble products and supports the R&D team by assisting in running tests and collecting data. He has a strong enthusiasm for mechanical and electrical engineering and would like to apply his skills in mechatronics to contribute to the development of AquaEye®.