Staff

By uniting the community of Special Operations veterans with the world of marine science and conservation in one, mission-focused program, FORCE BLUE has created a model of caring, cooperation and positive change with the power to restore lives and restore the planet. Here are the folks who are making it happen every day.

Jim Ritterhoff
Jim Ritterhoff

Executive Director, Co-Founder

Keith Sahm
Keith Sahm

COO, Co-Founder

Rodolfo “Rudy” Reyes
Rodolfo “Rudy” Reyes

USMC Recon, Co-Founder

Angelo Fiore
Angelo Fiore

Director of Diving Operations / Training Director

Damien Massingham
Damien Massingham

Content Manager

Patti Kirk-Gross
Patti Kirk-Gross

Diving Safety Officer

Will Hinkson
Will Hinkson

Director of Strategy and Advancement

Steve “Gonzo” Gonzalez
Steve “Gonzo” Gonzalez

Special Projects / Events Director

Ray Reneau
Ray Reneau

Veteran Affairs Manager

Ozric “Oz” Sparks
Ozric “Oz” Sparks

Chief Morale Officer

Bob Whitney
Bob Whitney

Documentary Director / Editor

Wallace J. Nichols, PhD
Wallace J. Nichols, PhD

Marine Biologist, Author, Blue Mind Ambassador