I’ve always been a “water baby,” swimming since almost before I could walk. Growing up on the Gulf Coast made learning to dive a natural progression. I started early and have gotten more interested every step of the way. After college I spent a brief time on Guam, where I earned my SCUBA Instructor certification in 1994. Guam was also where I began to take an interest in Technical Diving. I moved back to Pensacola in 1995, and that was when I was bitten by the cave bug. I’ve been teaching Cave and Technical Diving since 1998, and over the years have made well over 1,000 Cave and Trimix/Decompression dives each.
Over the years I have been a diver with the Woodville Karst Plain Project (WKPP), Association of Underwater Explorers (AUE) and other research groups. I’ve had the pleasure of helping to salvage a WW2 B25 bomber from Lake Murray, SC (where I met my husband) and to have been part of the search from Getrude Tomkins, the last missing WASP, in Santa Monica Bay, CA. I’ve also been featured in a number of television productions as well as print media as both an underwater model and photographer.
On any given weekend you’ll likely find my husband and I gliding through an underwater cave on DPV’s or checking out an historical wreck…. somewhere in the world.
Favorite Course to Teach: Cavern- it’s great to watch people’s first reaction to the beauty of underwater caves!
Courses I Teach:
Intro to Technical Diving
Advanced Nitrox/ Decompression Procedures/ Helitrox
Trimix 1 and 2
Cave 1 and 2
Diving “Bucket List”:
- Katsuragisan Maru- Truk Lagoon, Micronesia
- HMS Victoria- Lebanon
- RMS Lusitania- Ireland
- Resurgance du Ressell Cave- France