A place to be bored beyond belief....
am sr director, marketing at Collins Computing, one of the nations
leading value added resellers (VAR) of the Microsoft Dynamics business
management line of software.
In my all-too-rare
freetime, chances are I'm doing this
, when I'm not
making feeble attempts to raise acorns ... .
hobby is diving. I live for underwater photography, but am capable
of other things (albeit, rarely). I own Triton Images, a company that specializes in custom
underwater photography, dive training, and underwater photography training. I also own
Digital Keepsake, a company that specializes in photography and videography of
events that create lasting memories (weddings, corporate events, concerts, etc).
I am member #16917R of the International Freelance Photographers Organization (IFPO).
I'm also a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, as well as a legally
ordained Reverend in the Universal Life Church (yes, I'm Reverend Bill).
I am a PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer), Medic 1st Aid Instructor
and Emergency First Response Instructor/Instructor Trainer, DAN O2 Provider/
Hazardous Marine Life Injuries/AED/Advanced O2/
Remote Emergency Medical O2 (REMO2)/Basic Life Support for Divers/
DES and Neurological Assessment Instructor/Instructor Trainer,
PSI Equipment Certified, Dive Accident Mgmt Certified, and
authorized as an Instructor/Instructor Trainer in
the following additional PADI courses and specialties:
|Open Water Diver||Advanced Open Water||Rescue||Divemaster|
|Skin Diver||Bubblemaker||Seal Team||Master Scuba Diver|
|Dry Suit Diver||Project A.W.A.R.E.||Deep Diver||Wreck Diver|
|O2 1st Aid||U/W Navigator||Night Diver||Drift Diver|
|Digital U/W Photographer||Multilevel Diver||EAN Diver (Nitrox)||U/W Naturalist|
|Peak Performance Buoyancy||Boat Diver||Equipment Specialist||Underwater Wedding|
|Kelp Diver||Safety Signer||Kayak Diver||Underwater Hunter|
|Search and Recovery Diver||Altitude Diver||Gas Blender||U/W Videographer|
|National Geographic Diver||DPV Diver||HMLI||AED For Divers|
In addition, I'm certified with SDI as an
Open Water Scuba Instructor, and authorized
to teach the above specialties, as well as Solo Diver, under the SDI umbrella.
Finally, I'm an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
Here I am doing a rescue assessment for the PADI Rescue course in Key Largo, FL!
|"These are a few of my favorite things...."|
A final thought....from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance (which has NOTHING
to do with Zen <or> motorcycle maintenance).
You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that
completely different from any other. In a car you're always
in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't
realize that through that car window everything you see is
just more TV. You're a passive observer and it is all moving
by you boringly in a frame.
On a cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact
with it all. You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore,
and the sense of presence is overwhelming. That concrete
whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the
same stuff you walk on, it's right there, so blurred you can't
focus on it, yet you can put your foot down and touch it
anytime. and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never
removed from immediate consciousness.
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