What was the first dive you did and how did it influence you to start a career in the diving industry?
Discover Dive experience in Belize over the Blue Hole. Then 8 years later a co-worker in Chicago signed us up for a dive class, conveniently I had a vehicle and 4 weeks later Pearl Lake, WI OW checkouts changed my life.
What do you believe is the most important trait of a professional educator and why?
Honesty and integrity with a healthy dose of humility. Educating is sharing of information and methods, no one knows everything and as an instructor, I am always learning.