My ancestors were fishermen and seaman in Britain, where the sea is ever present and never more than 70 miles away. As far back as I can remember, I have always loved the water and cannot remember when I learned to swim. I spent many hours swimming, diving to the bottom of the deep ends, seeing how long I could hold my breath underwater and never wanting to come up for air.
A Try SCUBA class in 2011 instantly transported me back to those childhood memories and sparked a dormant passion for the water but this time I really didn’t need to come up for air. Over the years I increased my experience and comfort level, accumulating (too much) dive gear, traveled to some amazing places, and have met tons of interesting people who share the same passion for adventure.
I enjoy the mental and physical challenges diving presents and for the mental and emotional serenity it gives me. I also love the excitement of diving on wrecks particularly if there are lots of sharks. My favorite dives sites are the wrecks on the NC coast and at Chuuk Lagoon. I became a dive professional in 2016 and love teaching classes that spark a new or dormant passion for diving with people of varying ages, backgrounds, and life experiences.
When not diving I work in the IT industry, play soccer, and love spending time with my wife and daughter.