I retired from the Army in 2012 as a Army Medic. Before going to Australia for Holiday I decided to use my GI Bill to get Dive Certified, I chose the PADI GoPro path to become a PADI DiveMaster(DM). I fell in love with the ocean immediately! I was all in, I wanted every certification I could get. Six months after becoming a DM, I started my Instructor Development Course on my way to taking the PADI Instructors Examination(IE) and becoming a PADI Instructor. While waiting on a Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course, I took time to become a Public Safety Diver, and becoming an Instructor in 17 different Specialties. In October 2020 I completed the PADI IDC Staff Course with Pacific Diving Academy and am now working towards my Master Instructor Rating. I plan on Diving Dive Shops around the world, but until then I couldn't imagine diving with anyone else than the Divers From Pacific Diving Academy and Aaron's Dive Shop.