Michael is a U.S. Army Veteran having served nearly 10 years. Michael first took up diving as a father/daughter activity but soon discovered it to be a non-medication means to relieve the pain associated with neck/spinal injuries that ended his military career. Michael is sharing his passion for diving with others as a Diver’s Alert Network (DAN) Instructor, Handicapped Scuba Assn (HSA) Instructor and a PADI Master Instructor, certifying over 300 students and a mentor to future and new dive instructors. In the last ten years diving has taken him to multiple countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America and now Kwajalein in the Pacific. Michael is currently working towards his Course Director and Technical (Tech/Rec) Instructor ratings. Michael is an amateur WWII historian, which began early in his childhood with a keen appreciation for battles and theaters that his family has fought in. He has been a resident of Kwajalein since 2014, working for Chugach Management Services Inc., as a Project Planner/Scheduler specializing in project management techniques. Michael is also the current President of the Kwajalein Scuba Club (June 2016 – Present) and owner of Dive Kwaj, the local dive store.