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PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #232984
Emergency First Responder Instructor #232984

     Born in 1951, raised and educated in Florida (graduate - University of Central Florida), I moved to Charlottesville in 1979 as YMCA Director.  After retiring from the YMCA in 1989, I co-founded Fitness Gallery, a retail exercise equipment store.  I sold my interest in 1999 and began working at Dive Connections.

    I have two children, Lauren and John, who are both divers and who also work part-time at Dive Connections.  My wife of 25 years, Carolyn, while not a diver has gone on several dive trips with me as a vacation and had a great time.

    I particularly enjoy traveling and diving in the Caribbean.  Besides the pleasure it brings me, I am able to help our customers more effectively with their dive travel.

Specialty Instructor Designations

Wreck Diver Navigation Naturalist
Project AWARE Peak Buoyancy Coral Reef Conservation
Enriched Air Deep Diver Boat Diver

1754 Timberwood Blvd
 Charlottesville, VA  22911