Meet the Team

The SeaTrepid leadership team is comprised of professionals who possess tremendous experience, integrity and character.

Karen Christ, Owner & MANAGER

Karen is SeaTrepid’s corporate manager. She started her career in video technology with the Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake in California moving later into the then-evolving field of video conferencing. Karen is a co-founder of SeaTrepid. Karen has a B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton.

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Robert “Bob” Christ, CEO

Bob has a Bachelor’s Degree in both Aviation and Accounting from Louisiana Tech University. He is a FAA-licensed Airline Transport Pilot as well as a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive). He is a co-founder of VideoRay, a micro-ROV manufacturer, and in 2003 co-founded SeaTrepid. Bob also co-authored “The ROV Manual” along with Bob Wernli (now in its second edition).

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Steve Walsh, Owner & President

Steve brings years of sales, marketing and management experience to SeaTrepid from a variety of fields. He holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University and a Master of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University. Steve began his career in the field of intercollegiate athletics leading the athletic development efforts at Northwestern University, the University of Kansas and Nicholls State University. Before joining the SeaTrepid team, Steve was the National Sales Manager for a group of trucking and automotive publications published by Penton Media.

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David Selby, GM of Operations

Dave is a 25 year Veteran Master Diver with the US Navy. He continued his career after the USN as a project manager supervising the installation and management of deep water acoustic systems worldwide. Dave brings a deep experience of organizational management as well as a complete understanding of operations and the management of deep water field operations. Dave’s vast knowledge and experience of deep water field operations span from concept to completion, organizer, and manager.

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Todd Milburn, CFO

Todd is a Certified Public Accountant, with a Master’s in Finance from Southeastern Louisiana, Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Louisiana Tech University and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting form Kennesaw State University. Todd joined the SeaTrepid family in the beginning of 2012, with prior experience as an accountant for various small to mid-sized organization.

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Faith White, IT & HR Manager

Faith specializes in Operational Support, Process/Policy and IT Management. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, with Bachelor Degree’s in Information Technology Management and General Business Management. During the fall of 2017 Faith earned her Master of Science degree specializing in Business Intelligence,from Grantham University.  Faith serves as a Captain in the Louisiana Air National Guard as a Cyber Operations Officer and Family Readiness Leader. She brings over 10 years of knowledge in Inventory Control, Specialized Software Management and Integration, and years of Operational Experience and knowledge to SeaTrepid where she has developed, implemented and currently manages inventory, asset tracking, project management, policies and procedures through state of the art software.