Thomas Lochtefeld is the founder and CEO of the Wave Loch, Surf Loch and Wave House family of companies. He was co-founder and co-developer of the three Raging Waters aquatic theme parks (Los Angeles, San Jose, and Salt Lake City). Mr. Lochtefeld has over 100 patents and trademarks, and was the inventor, principal designer and technology licensor for major aquatic attractions, including: FlowRider®, FlowBarrel®, Wave Loch SurfPool®, FlyingReef®, and MasterBlaster® Uphill Water Coaster. He was the inventor / founder of the venue attractions: Wave House® and FlowHouse®. There are currently over 170 FlowRider® and FlowBarrel® sheet waves in 30 countries, and ten Wave Houses® and FlowHouses® globally. Mr. Lochtefeld attended the University of California San Diego (to surf), where he earned a Bachelor's in Sociology (and minor in Neurophysiology). He has a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law, and was an MBA Candidate in Taxation at the University of Southern California. He is a Member of the State Bar.