PADI Divemaster #173399
I have been a high school and college educator for 30 years and in Virginia almost 10 years. I currently teach chemistry at Western Albemarle High School and marine biology courses at Piedmont Virginia Community College.
I have always had a passion for nature study and outdoor activities and I have been lucky to include this passion in my teaching. I directed backpacking / ecology courses for high school students for 10 years before an overwhelming interest in marine biology caused me to change my emphasis to marine ecosystems.
I have been a diver for 20 years. I am a divemaster. For me diving is a tool to observe and study the biodiversity of the oceans and to pass my passion on to others.
Teaching is also a lifelong passion. In the last 2 years eighty high school students and adults have received college credit for my marine biology courses. I have many varied interests, many related to water sports: backpacking and hiking, kayaking and sailing, biking, scuba and snorkeling, and my favorite indoor sport-racquetball.
For more information on my college credit biology program for are high schools students and other interested folks please click on Youth Scuba and follow the links. Thank You.