SeaBird Simulations
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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.  Rich 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 for the Air Force.  Rich’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.  Rich has a user-focused outlook that drives a relentless need to offer the best.  If the company’s simulators don’t blow our riders and franchise owners away, Rich’s job isn’t done. 
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. 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 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.
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. Bryan 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.  He has further expertise in electronics design and repair, composite/FRP design and repair, carpentry, and boatbuilding. 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. 
SeaBird Simulations
© SeaBird Simulations 

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.  Rich 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 for the Air Force.  Rich’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.  Rich has a user-focused outlook that drives a relentless need to offer the best.  If the company’s simulators don’t blow our riders and franchise owners away, Rich’s job isn’t done. 
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. Bryan 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.  He has further expertise in electronics design and repair, composite/FRP design and repair, carpentry, and boatbuilding. 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. 
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. 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 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.
SeaBird Simulations
© SeaBird Simulations 

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.  Rich 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 for the Air Force.  Rich’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.  Rich has a user-focused outlook that drives a relentless need to offer the best.  If the company’s simulators don’t blow our riders and franchise owners away, Rich’s job isn’t done. 
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. Bryan 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.  He has further expertise in electronics design and repair, composite/FRP design and repair, carpentry, and boatbuilding. 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. 
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. 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 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.