SeaBird Simulations
© SeaBird Simulations 2014

About Us

Imagine something. Now make it happen.

That pretty much sums up who we are. In 2013, a great idea fell into our laps. We realized we could build a simulator for our sister company’s SeaBird Submersible. For training. And maybe marketing. And engineering development. But we soon recognized that we could turn this simulator into a really fun recreational device for everyone to ride! There were a few problems, though. Like no one had ever done anything like this. We had to develop a new kind of display system. And model an underwater world entirely inside a computer. And overcome maybe a hundred other significant obstacles along the way. At SeaBird Simulations, that’s what we do - we envision and then we overcome. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, contact us. And if for some strange reason you want to read our bios, scroll down.
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Rich Maurer is a founding member of SeaBird Simulations and currently serves as President and CEO.  Mr. Maurer brings to the company a background of achievements in engineering, business, project management, and leadership under pressure. A Gulf-war veteran and former US Air Force B-1 bomber command pilot, he's worked on everything from the design of hypersonic missiles to running a six-sigma quality control program.  Mr. Maurer’s resume also includes positions held as company president, professional airline pilot, business school professor, submarine ‘test’ pilot, instructor pilot, physics tutor, trumpet player, and ski instructor. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from RPI. Thanks to decades of experience in operations, Rich has a user-focused outlook that drives a relentless need to offer only the best.  The company’s simulators have to blow our riders and franchise owners away or Rich’s job isn’t done.  His engineering background is an invaluable asset in guiding decisions throughout our products’ and company’s life-cycle. His background in management and leadership drives solutions optimized for quality and value for all the company’s customers, primarily riders, franchise owners, and educators.  When they are all happy, Rich is happy. Rich’s 15 year-old triplets will be some of the first riders – after Rich, Bryan and Erica fight over who gets to ride first!
Erica Moulton is a founding member of Seabird Simulations and currently serves as Director of Education, where she is developing and implementing secondary education curricula for grades 4-12.  Previously, she worked as the Faculty Development and Summer Institute Coordinator for the MATE Center as well as Education & Outreach for OpenROV. Mrs. Moulton hosts and coordinates the Florida Regional ROV Competition and frequently conducts “ROV in a Bag” outreach education while building ROV kits in her garage workshop. Erica earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of West Florida, Pensacola and a Master’s degree in Conservation Education from Prescott College.  As an undergraduate, she studied several semesters at Belmont Abbey College, where she was inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the biological honor society.  Erica also spent a semester on board the schooner, The Spirit of Massachusetts, where she travelled from Maine to Haiti.  She later conducted graduate research living with the Aarwak Amerindians in Guyana, South America. As pro-gram biologist at Hillsborough Community College, she designed, developed, and implemented continuing education and non-credit environmental education courses. During her tenure at HCC, Erica was one of a team of four scientists who placed an aquaculture experiment onboard Space Shuttle Mission STS 95.  Erica has held staff positions at the Florida Aquarium, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Mote Marine Laboratory and has worked closely with NOAA and the Georgia Aquarium.  She is a frequent conference presenter and maintains close working relationships with all the aforementioned organizations. Erica currently serves as Vice Chair of Education for the Marine Technology Society and is an active member of the National Marine Educator's Association (NMEA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and several other professional societies.  She is a Master scuba diver as well as an AAUS Certified Diver and holds current certifications in Nitrox diving, Rescue Diving, and Underwater Communication Systems. When not sub-surface, Erica can occasionally be found enjoying the trees and is a certified tree climbing instructor, leading many folks, from budding ecologists to dedicated arborists, into the canopy.
Bryan St. Martin is a founding member of SeaBird Simulations, where his responsibilities and accomplishments are nothing short of that of a one-man army.  As Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for hardware design, encompassing hydraulics, electronics, and structural systems, as well as all aspects of construction, including full implementation of prototype performance and the management, implementation, and control of all construction contracts.  Mr. St. Martin was a top performer in the US Navy, where he excelled at aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, sonar theory and operations, and underwater mechanics.  His lifelong passion for learning led to his acquisition of further expertise in electronics design and repair, composite/FRP design and repair, carpentry, and extensive knowledge and skills in boatbuilding. Thanks to a wide and diverse background in maintenance, design, and construction, as well as an uncompromising work ethic and a drive for perfection, Bryan has built a record of designing and constructing highly reliable systems with inexpensive life cycle costs that are easy to maintain.  Amusement park rides frequently go out of service, but SeaBird Simulators will often be the sole attraction for many businesses who can't afford to be 'down' for any significant length of time.  Thanks to Bryan's contributions, SeaBird simulators will operate for many hours before requiring repairs, and if repairs do become necessary, Bryan's intelligent designs will assure our customers' valuable assets are back in service as quickly and inexpensively as possible.  When customers buy our products, it will be Bryan they look to thank first!
SeaBird Simulations
© SeaBird Simulations 2014

About Us

Imagine something. Now make it happen.

That pretty much sums up who we are. In 2013, a great idea fell into our laps. We realized we could build a simulator for our sister company’s SeaBird Submersible. For training. And maybe marketing. And engineering development. But we soon recognized that we could turn this simulator into a really fun recreational device for everyone to ride! There were a few problems, though. Like no one had ever done anything like this. We had to develop a new kind of display system. And model an underwater world entirely inside a computer. And overcome maybe a hundred other significant obstacles along the way. At SeaBird Simulations, that’s what we do - we envision and then we overcome. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, contact us. And if for some strange reason you want to read our bios, scroll down.
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Rich Maurer is a founding member of SeaBird Simulations and currently serves as President and CEO.  Mr. Maurer brings to the company a background of achievements in engineering, business, project management, and leadership under pressure. A Gulf-war veteran and former US Air Force B-1 bomber command pilot, he's worked on everything from the design of hypersonic missiles to running a six-sigma quality control program.  Mr. Maurer’s resume also includes positions held as company president, professional airline pilot, business school professor, submarine ‘test’ pilot, instructor pilot, physics tutor, trumpet player, and ski instructor. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from RPI. Thanks to decades of experience in operations, Rich has a user- focused outlook that drives a relentless need to offer only the best.  The company’s simulators have to blow our riders and franchise owners away or Rich’s job isn’t done.  His engineering background is an invaluable asset in guiding decisions throughout our products’ and company’s life-cycle. His background in management and leadership drives solutions optimized for quality and value for all the company’s customers, primarily riders, franchise owners, and educators.  When they are all happy, Rich is happy. Rich’s 15 year-old triplets will be some of the first riders – after Rich, Bryan and Erica fight over who gets to ride first!
Bryan St. Martin is a founding member of SeaBird Simulations, where his responsibilities and accomplishments are nothing short of that of a one-man army.  As Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for hardware design, encompassing hydraulics, electronics, and structural systems, as well as all aspects of construction, including full implementation of prototype performance and the management, implementation, and control of all construction contracts.  Mr. St. Martin was a top performer in the US Navy, where he excelled at aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, sonar theory and operations, and underwater mechanics.  His lifelong passion for learning led to his acquisition of further expertise in electronics design and repair, composite/FRP design and repair, carpentry, and extensive knowledge and skills in boatbuilding. Thanks to a wide and diverse background in maintenance, design, and construction, as well as an uncompromising work ethic and a drive for perfection, Bryan has built a record of designing and constructing highly reliable systems with inexpensive life cycle costs that are easy to maintain.  Amusement park rides frequently go out of service, but SeaBird Simulators will often be the sole attraction for many businesses who can't afford to be 'down' for any significant length of time.  Thanks to Bryan's contributions, SeaBird simulators will operate for many hours before requiring repairs, and if repairs do become necessary, Bryan's intelligent designs will assure our customers' valuable assets are back in service as quickly and inexpensively as possible.  When customers buy our products, it will be Bryan they look to thank first!
Erica Moulton is a founding member of Seabird Simulations and currently serves as Director of Education, where she is developing and implementing secondary education curricula for grades 4-12.  Previously, she worked as the Faculty Development and Summer Institute Coordinator for the MATE Center as well as Education & Outreach for OpenROV. Mrs. Moulton hosts and coordinates the Florida Regional ROV Competition and frequently conducts “ROV in a Bag” outreach education while building ROV kits in her garage workshop. Erica earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of West Florida, Pensacola and a Master’s degree in Conservation Education from Prescott College.  As an undergraduate, she studied several semesters at Belmont Abbey College, where she was inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the biological honor society.  Erica also spent a semester on board the schooner, The Spirit of Massachusetts, where she travelled from Maine to Haiti.  She later conducted graduate research living with the Aarwak Amerindians in Guyana, South America. As pro-gram biologist at Hillsborough Community College, she designed, developed, and implemented continuing education and non-credit environmental education courses. During her tenure at HCC, Erica was one of a team of four scientists who placed an aquaculture experiment onboard Space Shuttle Mission STS 95.  Erica has held staff positions at the Florida Aquarium, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Mote Marine Laboratory and has worked closely with NOAA and the Georgia Aquarium.  She is a frequent conference presenter and maintains close working relationships with all the aforementioned organizations. Erica currently serves as Vice Chair of Education for the Marine Technology Society and is an active member of the National Marine Educator's Association (NMEA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and several other professional societies.  She is a Master scuba diver as well as an AAUS Certified Diver and holds current certifications in Nitrox diving, Rescue Diving, and Underwater Communication Systems. When not sub-surface, Erica can occasionally be found enjoying the trees and is a certified tree climbing instructor, leading many folks, from budding ecologists to dedicated arborists, into the canopy.
SeaBird Simulations
© SeaBird Simulations 2014

About Us

Imagine something. Now make it happen.

That pretty much sums up who we are. In 2013, a great idea fell into our laps. We realized we could build a simulator for our sister company’s SeaBird Submersible. For training. And maybe marketing. And engineering development. But we soon recognized that we could turn this simulator into a really fun recreational device for everyone to ride! There were a few problems, though. Like no one had ever done anything like this. We had to develop a new kind of display system. And model an underwater world entirely inside a computer. And overcome maybe a hundred other significant obstacles along the way. At SeaBird Simulations, that’s what we do - we envision and then we overcome. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, contact us. And if for some strange reason you want to read our bios, scroll down.
Home About Gallery Testimonials Riders Franchise Operators Venue Operators and Management Education
Rich Maurer is a founding member of SeaBird Simulations and currently serves as President and CEO.  Mr. Maurer brings to the company a background of achievements in engineering, business, project management, and leadership under pressure. A Gulf-war veteran and former US Air Force B-1 bomber command pilot, he's worked on everything from the design of hypersonic missiles to running a six-sigma quality control program.  Mr. Maurer’s resume also includes positions held as company president, professional airline pilot, business school professor, submarine ‘test’ pilot, instructor pilot, physics tutor, trumpet player, and ski instructor. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from RPI. Thanks to decades of experience in operations, Rich has a user-focused outlook that drives a relentless need to offer only the best.  The company’s simulators have to blow our riders and franchise owners away or Rich’s job isn’t done.  His engineering background is an invaluable asset in guiding decisions throughout our products’ and company’s life-cycle. His background in management and leadership drives solutions optimized for quality and value for all the company’s customers, primarily riders, franchise owners, and educators.  When they are all happy, Rich is happy. Rich’s 15 year-old triplets will be some of the first riders – after Rich, Bryan and Erica fight over who gets to ride first!
Bryan St. Martin is a founding member of SeaBird Simulations, where his responsibilities and accomplishments are nothing short of that of a one-man army.  As Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for hardware design, encompassing hydraulics, electronics, and structural systems, as well as all aspects of construction, including full implementation of prototype performance and the management, implementation, and control of all construction contracts.  Mr. St. Martin was a top performer in the US Navy, where he excelled at aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, sonar theory and operations, and underwater mechanics.  His lifelong passion for learning led to his acquisition of further expertise in electronics design and repair, composite/FRP design and repair, carpentry, and extensive knowledge and skills in boatbuilding. Thanks to a wide and diverse background in maintenance, design, and construction, as well as an uncompromising work ethic and a drive for perfection, Bryan has built a record of designing and constructing highly reliable systems with inexpensive life cycle costs that are easy to maintain.  Amusement park rides frequently go out of service, but SeaBird Simulators will often be the sole attraction for many businesses who can't afford to be 'down' for any significant length of time.  Thanks to Bryan's contributions, SeaBird simulators will operate for many hours before requiring repairs, and if repairs do become necessary, Bryan's intelligent designs will assure our customers' valuable assets are back in service as quickly and inexpensively as possible.  When customers buy our products, it will be Bryan they look to thank first!
Erica Moulton is a founding member of Seabird Simulations and currently serves as Director of Education, where she is developing and implementing secondary education curricula for grades 4-12.  Previously, she worked as the Faculty Development and Summer Institute Coordinator for the MATE Center as well as Education & Outreach for OpenROV. Mrs. Moulton hosts and coordinates the Florida Regional ROV Competition and frequently conducts “ROV in a Bag” outreach education while building ROV kits in her garage workshop. Erica earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of West Florida, Pensacola and a Master’s degree in Conservation Education from Prescott College.  As an undergraduate, she studied several semesters at Belmont Abbey College, where she was inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the biological honor society.  Erica also spent a semester on board the schooner, The Spirit of Massachusetts, where she travelled from Maine to Haiti.  She later conducted graduate research living with the Aarwak Amerindians in Guyana, South America. As pro-gram biologist at Hillsborough Community College, she designed, developed, and implemented continuing education and non-credit environmental education courses. During her tenure at HCC, Erica was one of a team of four scientists who placed an aquaculture experiment onboard Space Shuttle Mission STS 95.  Erica has held staff positions at the Florida Aquarium, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Mote Marine Laboratory and has worked closely with NOAA and the Georgia Aquarium.  She is a frequent conference presenter and maintains close working relationships with all the aforementioned organizations. Erica currently serves as Vice Chair of Education for the Marine Technology Society and is an active member of the National Marine Educator's Association (NMEA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and several other professional societies.  She is a Master scuba diver as well as an AAUS Certified Diver and holds current certifications in Nitrox diving, Rescue Diving, and Underwater Communication Systems. When not sub-surface, Erica can occasionally be found enjoying the trees and is a certified tree climbing instructor, leading many folks, from budding ecologists to dedicated arborists, into the canopy.