What was the first dive you did and how did it influence you to start a career in the diving industry?
I experienced diving for the first time at age 15 with a close family friend. He showed me this “magic trick” of breathing underwater and that simple act started a 40 plus year love affair with the underwater world. The ability to dive and breathing underwater has always felt like a superpower and I have continued to grow and experience new and exciting things. Little did I know that moment of adventure would turn into a lifelong quest of sharing the underwater those around me.
What do you believe is the most important trait of a professional educator and why?
Communication: The ability to paint a picture and plant a seed that fosters a conducive learning environment for progressive learning. The ability of the instructor to focus on his students and understands how to take that seed, add water and becomes part of the student’s growth is imperative in quality instruction.