Growing up on a farm in southwestern Colorado, I never imagined I would someday be a world traveler. My early days were spent feeding cows, breaking ice from troughs, and so on. I always loved the water, and spent countless hours swimming in my grandparent’s pool. I tried all sorts of ways to extend my bottom time in that pool, but ultimately nothing worked – you can’t breathe from a garden hose underwater! A few years later, I was certified as an open water diver, and spent many weekends of the early 90’s diving in the Blue Lagoon in Huntsville, Texas. At that time, trips to places like Cozumel seemed like a dream.
After my time in the US Army, a move to Austin allowed me to re-connect with scuba diving with Scubaland. A trip to Cozumel forever altered the course of my life. With an ignited passion for diving, I eventually became a PADI instructor, teaching classes though Scubaland Adventures. Introducing people to blowing bubbles underwater is an amazing experience every time.
I have been fortunate to join Travel-Masters group trips to some of the most amazing destinations in the world. The life-long friends made along the way make these trips even better.
I look forward to adding to this list, but for now my favorite dive destinations include:
- Sipadan Water Village – Borneo Malaysia
- Kasawari - Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
- Socorro (Revillagigedos Archipelago) – Mexico
- North Atolls – Maldives
One of my biggest passions is photography, especially underwater! I look forward to every trip and the challenge of capturing the amazing beauty below the water’s surface. Of course this means “traveling light” is out of the question for the most part!
My “day job” is in IT, designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise systems management infrastructure.