I spent most of my childhood in school or traveling the United States and the Caribbean. Eventually, when all the land excitement started to leave, I took my first salty breathe underwater. It was short, not to sweet, but the view was something I will never forget. I had ear problems and thought that my dream had been crushed in that very moment. A year later, I tried again, and a few short moments later, I found myself weightless, gliding through the water, 30 feet down, looking at fish and coral. I had made it.
I quickly dived into the sport, I first did my Open Water certification, then onto Advanced Open Water, when I went into rescue my skills were tested, and divemaster refined me. After choosing to pursue being an educator of scuba, I did the IDC, IE, and MSDT. Recently, I have decided to further my education in the technical diving line. I look forward to getting to do many more planned dives if William ever decides to complete these courses…
I have had the privilege of meeting many experienced divers and educators on my path. Without meeting Tom Halliwell, I might not continued to rescue, without Dennis Todd, I probably would have been less successful in the instructor training. And without Chris Adams and Dan Weeks among others, I wouldn't have the ability or opportunity to share my passion for this sport with divers and students alike. Two years ago when I was introduced to the Indy Dive Center/Indy Dive Club, I met William Baker, a person I have grown close to, and have a ton of respect for. He lives and breathes for the sport. I think all of us locally have a great appreciation for the work he has done in the industry.
I personally like dives that involve going into deep water, dark areas, shipwrecks, and most recently extended and decompression dives. I have found that my midwest rock quarry training has time and time again given me an advantage in task loaded scenarios underwater. I look forward to learning and sharing information with everybody.