Being a beach bum from Clearwater, I developed a laid-back easy going lifestyle that fits right into the two things I love to do most, golf and dive. Married to my best friend and soul mate, we have had the opportunity to live in many places and love calling South Florida home. We have owned and operated a few businesses and developed relationships with people in all industries and from all walks of life. We have been blessed with three awesome kids.
I am a PGA golf professional by trade, Not typical for a golf professional as I did not start playing golf until I was a freshman at the University of Tennessee, but within two years returned to South Florida to teach golf at the Westin Innisbrook Resort near Tampa. Serving as a staff professional and instructor at one of the top golf resorts in America, I quickly learned how important it is to exceed the expectations of guests.
After a few more adventurous stops our family returned to my roots in South Florida. I grew tired of corporate America and decided to pursue something that I have developed a passion for, Scuba. Most of my former career has been spent in the resort golf arena. This workplace education and being trained by the largest golf management companies in America have taught me that exceeding expectations with 5 star service leads to happy and faithful customers.
I decided to apply is same approach to the dive industry. I obtained my SDI Dive Master rating, and started working on a local boat as a deckhand/dive master and found my love for the ocean to grow even stronger.
Later I earned my SDI Dive instructor rating, and spend pretty much all of my time on or near the water, whether it is in the pool or the ocean.
I am so excited to work with everyone who comes along and expresses a love in the ocean and look forward to many adventure with each of you. I look forward to bringing you the dive experience I believe you all deserve and take great pride in ensuring all divers are safe under my watch.
I grew up in a small town in East Tennessee spending my childhood outdoors roaming through gardens and fields. I am the married to my best friend Dustin and mother of three children.
After moving to South Florida in we started our passion when our son wanted to do a discover scuba in Mexico. We were hooked and began our underwater adventures that have now lead us to owning our own Scuba Charter. I spent 6-7 days a week aboard crewing the deck and growing our scuba family.
In March of 2016 my Scuba adventures came to a halt after a sever accident several surgeries, countless hours of physical therapy and trying to gain my strength back I am currently not diving or crewing at this present moment. You could catch me doing a ride along on Sea Scout once in a while.
Ever since I was a young girl I have loved being on the water. The salty air and beautiful blue ocean below always intrigued me. Although I loved the ocean, most of my work experience has been in the equestrian and behavioral health industries where I traveled around the world, which didn’t give me much time to experience the underwater world.
I began diving about two years ago and really had the opportunity last winter to expand my dive knowledge and follow my passion for the sport. Every minute I am above the surface I wish I was swimming below! I recently purchased an underwater camera rig and am ecstatic to be able to use my love for photography and diving simultaneously. I would love to use my images to spread awareness of the importance of keeping our oceans healthy.
I am now an assistant manager at Divers Direct (WPB) where I have gained more knowledge about the dive industry and its products. I am thrilled to call West Palm my permanent home and be able to diver here as often as I would like…this is by far the best place to dive! We have it all here! To top it off, I am honored to be a part of the Florida Scuba Charters team, there is no better place to dive than on the Sea Scout!
I graduated from Columbia County High School in Lake City, FL 1988. I joined the Air Force May 1989. Married my best friend and High School sweetheart (Lisa) Dec of 89 and have two children; Stephen and Shannon (both born in Honolulu HI). I started my Air Force career as a Morse Systems Operator at Wheeler AFB, HI. While in Hawaii graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 1995 and then went on to receive my commission in the USAF as a Navigator with over 3,000 flying hours. Major operations supported included ALLIED FORCE, SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Retired from the Air Force Jun 2010 and now work as the Flight Operations Manager for Northrop Grumman Corporation Melbourne Fl.
I started diving Apr 2009 via PADI and got serious into diving 2012. I met Dustin and Kristy on another local dive boat and was glad to help out in their new adventure of Florida Scuba Charters.