What was the first dive you did and how did it influence you to start a career in the diving industry?
My first dive was very uneventful and many years ago in Mission Bay, California. Where I became motivated to dive again was almost a decade later in Hawaii with a group of underwater photographers. I just seemed to blend right in with the experienced divers. That trip to Maui is where I found myself assisting the professional photographers while they were on a photo expedition.
What do you believe is the most important trait of a professional educator and why?
The commitment to teaching excellence with genuine caring and integrity. Always keeping in mind you’re the example your students and colleagues see.