Experience

Dixie Divers, Inc.

Instructor, Webmaster and Retail Sales  |  2009

  • Presented the PADI Open Water Skills and Pool sessions to students.
  • Worked in the Dive Shop daily advising students and customers on equipment selection, including a wide range of manufacturers such as Aqualung & Seaquest, Atomic Aquatics, Mares and Riffe.
  • Experienced working with younger, older and more-timid divers.

Divers Supply, Inc.

Instructor  |  2007 – 2009

  • Presented the PADI Open Water Skills and Pool sessions to more than 125 students in 18 months of teaching, including youth (age 10 – 11) and junior (age 12 – 15), as well as adults.
  • Accomplished domestic and international trip leader. Regular trips included the Florida Springs and Alabama Blue Water. Chosen as Cayman Brac trip leader October, 2008.

Divers Supply, Inc.

Part-time Sales Associate  |  2008 – Present

Floor sales for national scuba chain. Duties included:

  • Identifying client needs and connecting them with the best equipment for their safety as well as budget.
  • Attended manufacturer seminars by Atomic Aquatics on product sales and repair.
  • Opening and closing duties; responsible for accurate cash register balances; excellent telephone skills and strong customer service skills.

Education

PADI Certifications

Master Scuba Diver Trainer  |  AUG 2008

Enriched Air Instructor  |  MAY 2008

EFR Instructor  |  APR 2008

Open Water Scuba Instructor  |  NOV 2007

Dive master | MAR 2007

Master Scuba Diver | MAR 2007

University of South Carolina

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Finance and Management with a focus on Small Business


Additional Experience

Student counts include more than

  • 35 Open Water Certifications
  • 9 Enriched Air Certifications
  • 4 Advanced Open Water Certifications
  • 1 Rescue Diver Certification
  • 1 Dive Master Certification

A good guy to have onboard...

  • Small business owner-operator since 1993.
  • Skilled graphic designer with extensive portfolio.
  • Web designer and internet entrepreneur.
  • Previous experience includes work as training coordinator for Ritz Carlton Hotels.
  • Accomplished underwater photographer with digital SLR system.