NEXT: Deployed Fleet
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Craig Barnett - Brief Biography
Working in yachting media for the last two decades, Craig’s role in journalism and editorial content generation has led him from his native Wales, through extended stints living in the Middle East and Florida, to joining the Triton team in Barcelona. Just one dive in a Triton submersible off the Bahamas was all it took to convince him that the team and product are where his passion and professional future lies.
From personal watercraft through to megayachts, and as the founding Editor in Chief of INVICTUS Magazine, Craig has acquired a wide-aspect view of the leisure marine sector, from concept and design, through construction, operation, the yachting lifestyle and interaction with yacht owners, equipping him to contribute to the development of Triton’s communication, global visibility and the generation of sales.
Rhonda Darling - Brief Biography
Ladd Bourne - Brief Biography
Ladd Borne has 25+ years of manned submersible engineering and ocean industry experience. Formerly he worked as an ocean engineer for Harbor Branch Oceanographic and as president and editor of Ocean News & Technology Magazine. Ladd holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida.
Matt Thigpen - Brief Biography
Currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of South Carolina, Matt originally joined the Triton team as a Manufacture and Assembly technician in 2016. After participating in the completion of multiple Triton subs, Matt joined the Engineering team to assist in the design and manufacture of future submersibles and component systems.
Stirling Jones - Brief Biography
R. Monroe Roos - Brief Biography
David Stott - Brief Biography
Tim Kutsin - Brief Biography
L Bruce Jones - Brief Biography
He was the co-founder of U.S. Submarines in 1993 and remains its President and he is the CEO of Poseidon Undersea Resorts and U.S. Submarine Structures. He is a member of the Manned Submersible Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Science from Trinity University, did graduate work in Mineralogy and solid state physics, attended the Executive MBA program at St. Mary’s University and he holds the titles Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (F.G.A.), and Deutsche Gemmologische Gesselshaft (D.Gem. G).
He owns the world’s most advanced private gemological research lab. He is a Private Pilot with experience in single and multi-engine airplanes, helicopters, gyrocopters, seaplanes, gliders, hang gliders, ultralights, hot air balloons and the Fuji blimp. He and his pilot wife are preparing for a ‘round the world trip in a single engine piston aircraft. He is also a former U.S. Collegiate National Skydiving Champion.
Ken Aldrich - Brief Biography
Patrick Lahey - Brief Biography
During his career, Patrick has participated in the design, engineering, manufacture and testing of numerous underwater vehicles and systems including over 50 manned submersibles.
Mr. Lahey is the co-founder and President of Triton Submarines and has overseen the development of this company’s entire range of yacht-based manned submersibles, which feature exceptional viewing, simplicity of operation, reliability, ease of maintenance and safety.
Troy Engen - Brief Biography
Kevin Magee - Brief Biography
Kelvin’s dive world spans from Scuba to Mixed Gas, to Technical Diving, ROV operation and submersibles.
Jim Harris - Brief Biography
Previously, Jim spent nine years with Atlantis Adventures, Oahu where he helped develop the first multi sub site and has logged over 4500 dives on tourist submersibles. He also participated in the construction of several submersibles including, TS XIV (64 passenger), TS XI (48 passenger) and the private submersible, “Pagoo” (1200’ 10 person sub), before joining Triton. Jim has also participated on several large yacht builds during his career.
Jim is a licensed Master 500 grt with USCG and Cayman Islands. He also holds the USCG Master of Submersible license. He has done missions on Triton submersibles worldwide. In Ogasawara, Jim had the honor of piloting the submersible for Dr. Kubodera during the historic filming of the giant squid. Later that year Jim was on the first team to dive submersibles in Antarctica and is the only person to pilot a Triton submersible in those icy waters. Jim is also one of the few people to ever pilot a single person submersible to 1000m which he accomplished during the first deep test dive of Triton’s new MD-1 Submersible.
Ron Stamm - Brief Biography
Sue Engen - Brief Biography
Kirk McGeorge - Brief Biography
Jarl Stromer - Brief Biography
Cory Young - Brief Biography
Louise Harrison - Brief Biography
Mike Haley - Full Biography
More recently, he has installed ceramic based artificial reefs at several locations in the Caribbean and the Arabian Gulf, and he has also worked as an environmental consultant in the marine salvage industry. He is experienced in the use of subs for marine research, starting back in the 1980s with Perry-class submersibles, and heads Triton’s focus on developing options packages to facilitate biological, chemical, geological and archaeological research.
Mike Sullivan - Brief Biography
Joshua Harrison - Brief Biography
Colin Quigley - Brief Biography
Dave 'Sparky' Ahlgreen - Brief Bio
Kevin McGee - Brief Bio
Mat Jordan - Brief Bio
Tiffany Lantier - Brief Bio
Marvin Poole - Brief Bio
John Ramsay - Brief Bio
Tom Blades - Brief Bio
Hector Salvador - Pilot & Technician
After years supporting space education, microgravity research and international cooperation at LEEM, the European Space Agency or the International Astronautical Federation, he decided to shift the focus of his passion for exploration from outer to inner space, becoming a dive instructor and a submersible pilot in 2012.
Hector has operated 10 submersibles from different manufacturers and has trained more than 35 new pilots and surface officers from various nationalities. He was the Manager of Field Operations of U-Boat Worx B.V. until 2015 and joined Triton Submarines in 2016.
In his spare time, Hector is pursuing a diploma in Maritime Archaeology and is learning to fly single engine piston aircraft.
Paris Birch - Receptionist & Administration
Originally from San Francisco California, Paris is now living permanently in Sebastian Florida.
Paris holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Arts from Platt College in San Diego CA. Both her parents worked for the international airlines which allowed to to travel extensively from a young age. She has over ten years’ experience working in the Yacht and Charter industry in different capacities. As First & Second Officer, Paris has sailed US West & East Coast, Bahamas, Caribbean & South America. As Operations Manager she was responsible for administration, crew and event planning, scheduling of charters and supervision of deck crew.
Paris has an administrative role at Triton overseeing Health and Safety, DOT Compliance and Insurance.