Role at A-1: Scuba Instructor
Real Job: My brother said “I have never had a real job.” As a travel agent working in California and Colorado for over 14 years, I was able to travel to 6 out of 7 continents. As an Instructor for 10 years, I dove almost every day in Hawaii. I have enjoyed traveling and it has been very rewarding. I love having excited clients returning from their vacations and sharing all the fantastic memories they experienced with me. It makes my day.
Diving Credentials: Master Scuba Diver Trainer and CPR Instructor (with only one leg, I lost 1 leg below the knee in a motor cycle accident while in my twenties) Spent 10 years teaching diving in Hawaii on the island of Maui and certified over 400 divers.
Personal Passions: Helping people have experiences of a lifetime – like showing a diver a turtle underwater for the first time or someone returning from vacation and sharing all the fantastic memories they experienced with me.
Favorite Non-Diving Activities: Disc Golf, White Water Rafting, Softball, Travel, Snow Skiing, Billiards, Photography, and Watching College Football. GBR – Nebraska!
Favorite Food: Meat and Taters … I grew up in Nebraska
Favorite Dive Location: That is a hard question for me – for a long time, I thought Palau was awesome until I dove the Philippine’s. I saw more new species of fish then I had ever seen before and the variety of soft coral color’s were amazing. It was a mind blowing experience. Another love of mine is wreck diving. I’ve had the opportunity to see a Sherman tank underwater, swim a lap on the deck of an old cruise ship 100ft underwater and I found a WWII Corsair off the coast of California. Ask me next year and my answer might change!