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About You and The Playground Dive Shop...
My job function in the company:
Years in business:
About The Playground Dive Shop:
Full service retail PADI dive shop. Scubapro dealer. You work hard every day between work, family and life. It's time to put the fun back into your schedule! When asking a child what their favorite class in school, the answer is usually recess...get back to "play-time". Come in for some fun, relaxation and play! At the Playground Dive Shop, meet new play-mates, new play grounds and new play-toys!
Recess is no longer just for kids...
About You, "The Professional"...
How I was introduced to the professional diving industry:
Started diving and didn't have a dive buddy so I hung out with a couple of dive shops and just worked into the professional side of diving. I also became a public safety diver for the local rescue/recovery team.
What I like best about my job:
Sharing the underwater world with new divers and helping them accomplish thier goal of learning to dive.
Words of wisdom for those starting their career in the diving industry:
Don't do it for the money, do it for the passion of diving and making a positive difference in your world.
Best way to keep a competitive edge:
Stay fresh in your outlook and education. Embrace new technologies, don't forget to have fun and enjoy what you are doing.
Biggest change I have seen in the professional diving industry since I started:
Technology friendly from online classed to improved technology for dive shops.
Tad, Adam, Andrew, Ernie, Terry, Tim
About You, "The Person"...
Something you'd find on my bucket list:
I would love to go to Micronesia
What I am most proud of:
I am most proud of being a part of an all volunteer Public Safety Dive Team. Long hours, horrible diving conditions, but worthwhile causes.
How I like to spend my free time:
I like to spend free time exploring new places, chilling with family & friends.
“As I look back on my own life, I recognize this simple truth: The greatest opportunities were the scariest lions. Part of me has wanted to play it safe, but I’ve learned that taking no risks is the greatest risk of all.” ? Mark Batterson, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy
Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
I danced for David Copperfield...
My 5 dream Jeopardy categories:
1. american history 2. world hisgtory 3. irish music 4. religion 5. geography