Brian Rickman seeks your vote for DEMA Board:
Brian Rickman is a PADI Master Instructor and Owner/Managing Partner of Dive Georgia, Dive Georgia Quarry, Divetoy.com, and Georgia Dive Buddies. He has spent 28 years in commercial real estate sales, zoning, developing, consulting, and leasing. Brian has always been an entrepreneurial from an early age. He started several successful real estate investment and brokerage ventures and eventually turned his diving passion into a successful business. In 2013 Brian left his full time real estate career to focus on dive instruction and and to open Dive Georgia Quarry.
In 2014 he opened Dive Georgia’s retail business, which has grown 200% annually the past three years. His passions include professional development (divemasters, instructors, and public safety), wrecks and protecting our oceans by making a contribution to protect the Project AWARE for every diver Dive Georgia certifies, organizing clean up dives, and hosting Coral Reef seminars. He loves spending time with his family and traveling.
Brian is a married with two daughters, ages 8 and 4. He and his family love traveling together and fostering and raising adopted animals. Their home away from home is in the beautiful BVI island of Jost Van Dyke. They have helped raise money to donate generators, tools and food for the hurricane affected island.
Brian brings a new perspective to the dive industry, with his relatively new entry into both retail and dive facilities. He represents the retail (A5) category and the East Coast. You can vote for him starting December 2017!