1995: Boat Ed® Incorporation
Kurt and Cindy Kalkomey incorporate Boat Ed® to offer boating safety education and certification tests.
We’re all about creating outdoor enthusiasts. Our platform connects millions of people with the outdoors every year. Established in 1995, Kalkomey partnered with state agencies to provide boater education. As our industry and product expertise advanced, and at the request of our clients, Kalkomey began to offer more than education. Today, Kalkomey offers an entire suite of integrated web applications designed to connect people with the outdoors.
Not all of our decisions are driven by data. We’re also very casual, and we know how to treat each other (and furry friends) right.
We make life at Kalkomey as enjoyable for our employees as possible. Work-from-home flexibility and generous PTO days are just a couple of ways we make it easier for our employees to find that perfect work–life balance.
We love educating others about outdoor recreation activities, but we also love enjoying these activities first-hand. That is why it is not uncommon for us to get outside as a team and put our education to the test.
Come by our office and you will be greeted by some friendly faces (and some slobbery ones too). We couldn’t be happier to host a pawful of our team members’ dogs on any given day.
Meet the individuals who are responsible for leading our team and growing our courses and company initiatives.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
VP of Operations
VP of Marketing
VP of Agency Relations
VP of Sales
VP of Technology
VP of Diver Training
VP of Education
Director of Government Affairs
Director of Strategy
Director of Content
The Account Management department communicates with external contacts, such as government agencies and organizations, and internal teams. Their expertise in communication is essential for delivering a flawless experience.
The Quality Assurance department works with all areas of the company. It is key to delivering products and services that both meet the needs of the customer and are at the highest quality possible, achieved by rigorous testing and end-to-end quality management.
The Marketing department is responsible for establishing long-lasting relationships with our customers and mapping new routes to revenue. As a team full of digital natives, this department is highly data-driven and uses an agile marketing methodology to create continuous customer value.
From innovation to maintenance, there is no department more heavily relied on than the Software Development. It is this department that maintains the successful operation of our AMS services and courses.
When it comes to education, user experience is of the utmost importance. Our Media and Design team is well versed in this area to produce course materials that users will enjoy learning from.
With more than 360 courses, there are bound to be some questions. Fortunately, our Customer Service department does an incredible job at answering phone calls and managing email inquiries so that the users can enjoy the outdoors.
Our goal is to save lives by imparting our experience and knowledge of outdoor recreational safety. The Content and Editorial department ensures that the information is easily understood, accurate, and up to date.
Our product managers are responsible for the definition and development of products for the organization. They ensure our products and services have incredible design, the right feature set, and provide excellent value that exceeds our customers’ needs.
In 1995, we started out with just one office in Dallas, Texas. Now, we have offices in Canada, Australia, South Africa, and Sweden. We also have team members working remotely, further expanding our global presence.
We’ve been around since 1995, and since then, we’ve done some pretty remarkable things.
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