About Us

You may ask why we are here and why we would invest our time, energy… and yes, our own money in this endeavor? Because we believe we can help save a home from the destruction of a wildfire. We all live in or near areas where wildfires have ravaged neighborhoods, forests and the environment. We have seen first-hand the destruction, pain and personal devastation caused by wildfires and we want to contribute to a safe, simple and cost effective solution. We each have some aspect of experience, expertise or training to contribute to this purpose. This is who we are and why Caylym is here.


Our Name

The name Caylym is taken from the Latin word caelum, which means 'sky' or 'the heavens.' The english word 'celestial; is a derivative of caelum. The term 'celestial' refers to objects above the clouds; celestial beings, or heavenly beings such as god, angel, or guardian.


Our Team

James Tadlock | Operations

Over 20 years of experience in Manufacturing Operations, Quality Control, Project Management and R&D in the Corrugated Packaging industry. Specializing in quality systems and intermediate (liquid) bulk container design and manufacturing. Extensive background in ISO 9001 based quality systems.{C}

Rick Goddard | Research & Development

Former Marine Officer with over 20 years experience in General Management of Manufacturing Operations. Expertise in Bulk and Performance Corrugated Packaging. Principal designer of Caylym's patented Guardian gravity based Low Velocity Air Drop System (LVADS.)

James Wilson | Government & Military Relations

A 37 year Guardsman, (11 in the NCR), 70+ “Hill” visits, duties and assignments include: OSD, HQ USAF, DOMOPs, USFS, BLM, BIA. A former Air National Guard, Director, Plans and Programs ($9+ B annually). Expert awareness of national level processes to fulfill states’ needs.

Stephen Carnes | System Integration

Over 16 years of experience in Information Technology Management with an extensive background in design architecture and implementation of physical and virtualized infrastructures. Specializing in strategic consulting, project management, with emphasis on system migration and design.

Alex Goddard | Distribution & Logistics

Logistics management background focusing on distribution, material coordination, and inventory planning.

Michael Seaward | Field Training & Support

Trained Fire Fighter and EMT who also serves as a member of the County Search and Rescue team for Tulare County and Sequoia National Park. Expertise in training for the Guardian System's assembly and loading.

Kyle Goddard | Sales & Fulfillment

Information systems support and technology background with emphasis in integrated cloud management and design. Technology integration in support of remote operations and mission success.