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 in 1977 with my father, to the best of my memory it was most likely in Rhode Island. Back then things were VERY different. It started me down a very long path to where I am today. Sharing the love for the ocean has always been a passion and I always desired to share that passion.
What do you believe is the most important trait of a professional educator and why?
Being an instructor doesn’t mean you have to the best in everything, it’s about bringing out the best in others. It’s a quality that I instill in all my instructor candidates, because if you bring your best game to the table, the class is fun and memorable and above all educational.