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 when I was 12, in Cozumel, Mexico. In reality, it was a horrible Jr. Open Water course, but I survived and got hooked right away! After gaining more experience, I realized that I could and would like to help provide a much BETTER introduction to diving for others.
What do you believe is the most important trait of a professional educator and why?
Understanding that being a great educator, means constantly improving. I’ve had some incredible moments instructing, where everything comes together and the students progress quickly and safely, everyone has a great time. Then I have had some moments where everything just seems to fall apart and nothing goes as planned. A great educator sees the holes in their teaching and constantly strives to fill in those holes and improve in personal knowledge, skills and the ability to pass on this knowledge and skill.