Meet the Team
President & CEO
ABOUT BLAKE CARMICHAEL
Blake has spent the entirety of his life immersed in the ocean. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, with the intention to innovate for the betterment of the planet. His ingenuity, work ethic and deep regard for the ocean and environment is the driving force of BLU3’s mission. It is this mentality that will ensure BLU3 products enter the market at their optimal state in order to meet, and exceed, expectations.
President & Chairman of the Board
Brownie's Marine Group, Inc.
ABOUT ROBERT CARMICHAEL
Robert is a distinguished diver, explorer and inventor with an incredible talent for building businesses and getting innovative products to market. He is the founder and CEO of BMG – a successful family of brands all with a unique focus on the diving industry. His humble beginnings as a garage mechanic for the original Brownie’s Third Lung to the head of various companies, including the very same brand in which he began, is a testament to his commitment, work ethic, innovation and passion. BLU3 is the newest member of the Brownie’s Marine Group family brands.
Setaysha Technical Solutions
ABOUT JOHN COLBORN
John is a lifetime lover of water who was first scuba certified twelve years ago. Despite his love of scuba, John sought an easier way to enjoy the underwater world at depths where scuba diving remains impractical. John’s enthusiasm and profound professional background fueled the founding of Setaysha Technical Solutions, a company dedicated to making breathing underwater easier, more comfortable and accessible – a mission that perfectly integrates with ours here at BLU3. He is excited to now apply his twenty years of combined experience in manufacturing engineering and product development to bring forward BLU3 products that serve new and existing market spaces.
Sales & Marketing
ABOUT DAVID GOLUBEV
David is originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia but has called the United States East Coast his home for over 25 years. Having traveled extensively, he has developed a great passion for the outdoors and advocates for exploring it while respecting it. David's passion for the outdoors combined with his love of innovative marketing practices are the perfect fit for BLU3's mission to connect more people with the underwater world.
Director of Social Media Marketing Brownie's Marine Group, Inc.
ABOUT EMILY SMITH
Emily, born & and raised in Fort Lauderdale, graduated from Ole Miss where she received a degree in journalism & new media (with an emphasis on public relations) and a minor in professional writing. She has a knack for bringing brands, like BLU3, to life through the creative lens of social media and visual storytelling. Emily’s passion for the outdoors, ocean conservation & the underwater world propels her to spread BLU3’s mission in the hopes of expanding the sport of tankless diving. She is passionate about maximizing a strong social media presence for BLU3 across the board.
ABOUT DAPHNE MILLER
Meet Daphne, a passionate explorer of the underwater world and a pivotal part of our team. With a diverse background spanning from open water lifeguarding and helo rescues on California's beaches to becoming a seasoned Divemaster with 6 years of diving experience, When she's not leading remarkable underwater tours, Daphne also lends her expertise to sales and customer service at BLU3, making her an invaluable asset to our team.
ABOUT JACK STIBER
Born and raised in South Florida, Jack has cultivated a deep love for the azure waters of the east coast. Years of exploration have instilled in him an unwavering dedication to conserving Florida's pristine wildlife and habitats. A recent graduate from the University of North Florida, Jack majored in Communication Sciences with a specialization in Advertising. Joining BLU3 marked a significant step in his professional journey, where his academic insights blend seamlessly with his passion for the aquatic world. As a proud member of the BLU3 team, Jack is dedicated to delivering unparalleled service in every endeavor.