Meet the dynamic team behind BLU3

BLU3 is a team of inspired inventors, engineers, and ocean enthusiasts. Our parent company is Brownie’s Marine Group and BLU3 is the next generation of diving.

Blake Carmichael, President/CEO

Blake Carmichael, President/CEO

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.

John Colborn, Systems/Manufacturing Engineer

John Colborn, Systems/Manufacturing Engineer

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.

Robert Carmichael, CEO of Brownie's Marine Group

Robert Carmichael, CEO of Brownie's Marine Group

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.

Robbie Kipp, Ocean Engineer

Robbie Kipp, Ocean Engineer

Robbie is a bright engineer with a proficiency in modeling and design. His adept mind and determination earned him an internship with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, working alongside BLU3 founder, Blake Carmichael. Shortly after graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Ocean Engineering, Robbie joined the BLU3 team full-time and has been a valuable asset in all things BLU3. He is both a certified scuba diver and pilot. Robbie’s intrepid nature, diligence and drive provide the BLU3 team with the ability to transcend obstacles quickly and efficiently.

Yasmin Santos, Director of Marketing & PR

Yasmin Santos, Director of Marketing & PR

Yasmin has been practicing in, and studying, the communications industry since the age of 16 – beginning with two internships in South Florida while still in high school. She graduated early from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Advertising and PR as well as a minor in Leadership Studies. Yasmin is a self-taught expert in various Adobe Creative Suite programs and digital marketing platforms. Her experience in marketing and design combined with her status as a novice diver allows her to clearly communicate the BLU3 message to the masses.

Verity Moorhouse, Product Designer

Verity Moorhouse, Product Designer

Verity graduated from Cardiff University with a First Class Bsc (Hons) in Product Design. Her previous experience interning with Triton Submarines (FL) and Marlin Submarines (UK) fueled her passion for the ocean. While completing her Masters in Advanced Product Design, Verity joined BLU3 for a 1 month internship to further her experience as a designer and offer fresh and creative insight to the design process. Verity’s skills in both technical and aesthetic design, paired with her wide range of software talents, allow her to play a diverse and valuable role in the team.