In addition to aiding the public with their decision-making, Saltwater-Recon.com aims to provide government entities, such as N.O.A.A., U.S. Coast Guard, National Weather Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, as well as local news and private-sector maritime logistics companies with the information they need to make time-critical and potentially life-saving operational decisions.
Meet the Team
Urs E. Schmid, President/CEO aka: “Schmidy”
A devoted husband and father of two, got his bachelors degree in Administration from Texas State University in 2008, and is the mastermind behind Saltwater-Recon.com. Born and raised in Galveston, TX, he is the first generation American to Elena & Urs K. Schmid, and he is the Owner/Operator of Coastyle Threads LLC, an apparel co. for the Texas Gulf Coast. He has had the good fortune of being able to create these businesses with the help of his loving and supportive wife, Megan. “We wouldn’t be here without her!” When he’s not busy with work, you will find him fishing with friends, cooking in the kitchen or over the pit, and spending time with his family! He has been working since the age of 15 and he’s done almost everything under the sun, and he couldn’t think of a better way to spend his time than to create ways for Saltwater-Recon.com to make your fishing, boating, and outdoor life the best it can possibly be. “We have some very exciting features being built over the next year and we hope you love what you experience on our site.” -Urs
S. Broc Adams, Vice President/CTO aka: “B-Roc””
Broc is a passionate, modern renaissance man with a true love for the arts. Born and raised in Galveston, TX, his island roots have remained strong. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Maritime Administration and minored in Economics. He also holds an A.S. degree in Audio Engineering and Music Business and is the brainchild behind Saltwater-Recon’s corporate identity. Alongside SWR, he has been heavily involved in business pursuits with Coastyle Threads Fishing Apparel as their VP/CTO and Chief Media Designer. His established musical background has afforded him the opportunity to perform in numerous bands of various genres and roles in groups such as: Lostt, Harbors Over Highways, Mozelle, Adrian’s Fault, Brandon McDermott Band, EnValhalla, and Fate City Limits. When he’s not out chasing his dreams of being a rockstar, he’s most likely fishing, working out, or living life with his beautiful, loving and supportive fiancé, Jenny. “It’s a privilege and honor to partner with my childhood friends and pursue our entrepreneurial endeavors of creating one of the most innovative and unique, interactive websites the maritime community has ever seen. So buckle up and hold on! It’s going to be a wild ride!”
Larry Perez, VP Public Relations/CFO aka: “LP”
Larry adores his wife and three young children, and has had a very diverse professional background. He graduated in 2007 with his degree in Meteorology from Texas A&M University. He also earned his private pilot’s license during that same year and went on to work in commercial real estate as a pilot and analyst for an investment company in Omaha, Nebraska. While there, he used his expertise in meteorology to create all of his flight plans for him and the CEO of the company, and accumulated more than 450 hours of flight time over just 2.5 years. In addition to his real estate career, he also loved living in Tornado Alley for 4.5 years to do as much storm chasing as he could with his wife, Rhozine, as his navigator and spotter. After Omaha, he moved his family back to Houston in 2011 and has enjoyed living in Pearland ever since. He specializes in severe weather forecasting and analysis, and while weather will never be an exact science, he thrives on the challenges of forecasting, and enjoys contributing to Spring Happenings and Saltwater-Recon.com as their on-staff meteorologist. He is a full-time software and technology salesman, enjoys playing lead guitar in his bands; Adrian’s Fault and Harbors Over Highways, and loves spending time fishing and boating in his hometown of Galveston.