Brian Galtion

CEO & Founder of Sunrise PaddleBoards LLC.  As a Florida Native born in Clearmont, FL. Loving the tropical lifestyle, he continues to dedicate his passion to spreading the love of water-sports, and marine life by creating various Tours, Charities and events to bring the community together! Brian is always looking for new ways to bring people together and see the bigger picture of life.

He can be found at the shop or in the water, nearly every day of the year; with the same passion and enthusiasm as when he first started this movement in 2010.


Jamin Widener

General Manager, Instructor, Board Repair Specialist. Jamin is originally from the Tacoma/Seattle area of Washington. He has been around boats and water his whole life but decided to make a commitment and joined the team to bring his passion for fitness to the tropics of South Florida. 

When not at the shop repair boards and running the show, he can be found at a local venue watching sporting events, cruising around in his JEEP or drinking with friends and spreading smiles. He truly brings out the best in all of us!


Rob Piko

Business Operations Manager of Sunrise Paddleboards LLC.  Rob is originally from N.J. but spent majority of his free-time at his family's condo here in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. He is truly a ocean soul and is a part of the tropical lifestyle and enjoys spreading that passion for the sun, surf and sand.

He can be spotted on his days off enjoying activities on the water, cooking up a storm in his kitchen or having drinks with friends and going to various events to support the Fort Lauderdale community. He is all about GOOD VIBES! If you see him and/or his puppy be sure to say "Hi!"

Paul Mather


Senior team member (age) and dock manager at Sunrise. Crew member since arriving from Liverpool, England in 2016.  

Retired psychiatric nurse, UK qualified personal trainer and box fit instructor.

Enjoys good conversation, good company and good beer, not necessarily  in that order.

Devoted paddle board student/enthusiast, regarding the psychological, physical and spiritual elements of the sport.  



Instructor, Paddle Board YOGA / Paddle Board Fitness. Vanessa  was born and raised in Scranton, P.A.. She was a trained in competitive gymnast since 6 years old. Vanessa later went on to receive a scholarship at Nova Southeastern University for Track & Field. After graduation, she was in pursuit of an acting career in N.Y.C. and also got a certifications in Personal Training, Nutrition, Yoga, and USAG Gymnastics. After 3 years in New York City, life took her back to the beach! 

In her free time Vanessa enjoys going to the beach with her dog, flipping and doing handstands, and most of all hanging out with her family. She is a true definition of a "Happy-Go-Lucky" person.



Instructor, Island City 'ECO' Paddle, Reef Paddle and Snorkel Tour. Born in Alabama raised in South Florida his whole life, Josh has a true love for the outdoors especially the ocean. Passionate about fishing, wake-boarding, snorkeling, and many other water-activities. Helping in any way he can to give back to the community because he has a strong compassion for animals,  particularly marine life. 

Josh is a very positive, friendly, and socially outgoing team member. On his days off he enjoys attending concerts, and night-life events. He can be found drinking with friends locally or just out-and-about on the town meeting new people...