Randy is a dedicated professional who has worked in several facets of television and in the scuba diving industry for more than 20 years. His unmatched persistence, leadership skills and experience that spans the entire spectrum of his field makes his position as executive producer an asset for LiquidAssets.tv. Randy is an entrepreneur in the largest sense of the word and his range of experience allowed him to recognize the need for the new television and social media marketing solutions now offered by LiquidAssets.tv. His career has taken him around the globe from Moscow to Australia to Ecuador and many points in between. Randy is now focusing all his talents and energy on his passion, television production as a partner at LiquidAssets.tv. Randy is the executive producer and founder of LiquidAssets.tv.
Nick began his career in journalism as a Marine Corps combat correspondent in the 1980’s, attached to infantry and artillery units deployed throughout the Far East. He finished his tour as a sergeant at Parris Island, S.C., then moved to nearby Savannah, Georgia, where he became a copy editor for the Savannah Morning News. He then worked his way up the ranks to become Editor at Large ofScuba Diving Magazine, where he also served as a territory sales manager and online sales and site manager for the magazine’s web properties, including ScubaDiving.com, for more than 15 years. Nick is among the world’s foremost dive journalists and industry experts, and his assignments have taken him to all corners of the globe in search of articles and underwater and topside photos, including Australia, Baja, Borneo, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Hawaii, Japan, the Maldives, Micronesia, Tahiti, and nearly every island in the Caribbean. He’s logged thousands of dives in hundreds of dive destinations, and his articles and photographs have been published in magazines the world over.
Johnny Reidt grew up with a dream, to be Jacques Cousteau. He was seduced by the ocean by the age of eight while spending hours at the beach free diving and turning over rocks to discover what lived below. He began diving the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound in 1979. Johnny started filmmaking while documenting his adventures as the singer of the band New American Shame. While signed to Atlantic Records, he toured with many bands ranging from The Cult to Kid Rock. Johnny is a lover of all things: family, fish and film; He is a conservationist, a fly fisherman, an artist, and a dive instructor.
Travis is a critically acknowledged photographer, videographer, musician, magician, mathematician, logician, electrician, statistician, and computer technician. At the age of 16, he was rocking his guitar in front of sold out crowds, and later went on to become a well-known radio personality in his home town of Kansas City. He grew tired of the cold, and moved to St. Thomas where he became a PADI instructor. The rest is history.
Jacques was born in Malbork, Poland with the name Jakub Szucko. He came to the United States with his family as a political refugee in 1981. Star grew up in Dallas, Texas, and when obtaining his American citizenship at the age of 10, he changed his name to Jacques in honor of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau. Star obtained RFTV and Communications degrees at the University of Texas at Arlington, and started his own freelance business. By 2006, his work had been broadcasted on numerous national networks, including National Geographic, History Channel, ABC, NBC, CNN, TLC and FOX. Jacques also studied Environmental Science with an emphasis in Marine and Coastal Resources, and worked as a scuba lab tech working with an underwater rotary time lapse camera system at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. After four years at Texas A&M, he returned to Dallas to continue his freelance work for LiquidAssets.tv.
Kim Randall was born with a passport in one hand and plane tickets in another, along with a love for the ocean, She has been an avid traveler and diver since an early age. First certified to dive in the BVI’s in 1992, Kim has traveled to over 35 countries around the world, diving in most of them. In recent years, intrigued by capturing the uniqueness of the underwater world on camera, she picked up a DSL-R camera and underwater housing and has been hooked on underwater photography ever since. When Kim isn’t traveling the globe with the Into the Drink crew, she works with Discovery Education in their Professional Development division training educators across the country how to use Discovery Education’s products and best practices with technology in the classroom. Kim joins the Into the Drink crew as a still photographer and on-location coordinator.
Declan was born in Dublin, Ireland, March 1954, and went on to study and live in England, Sweden, Holland and France. From 1977 to 1981 he traveled extensively through Africa, Asia Minor, India and China. He sailed from Malaysia to the South Pacific, spending many months on various Islands, including Tonga, New Caledonia,Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Huahine. He then moved to the U.S. and spent a decade in Northern California and Maui, Hawaii. He’s worked a variety of jobs including logger, fisherman, bouncer, waiter, bartender, painter, carpenter … you get the idea. He’s made Texas his home since 1992 but still manages to travel to Europe, Nepal, Peru, and his personal favorites, Chile, and Easter Island.