Sorry to have left this blank for so long. 

I may as well start off by telling you the short end of a long story, that I'm a tom-boy redneck. 
I grew up in South Carolina and got a scholarship to the College of Charleston. I came to Hawaii in search of a land with no winter, where knowing Japanese would be useful, and where I could have all the adventure I wanted. 
11 days after graduating college I was on a one way flight to Honolulu, I figured if I liked it I would stay, if not, go for broke in Okinawa.

Within a month I met the man who would become my husband, and began a crazy life that leaves me with many off the wall trivia and skill sets, as well as a 50Ton US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner License,  a PADI SCUBA Diver Instructor Certification, and a very nice underwater camera (that I have literally taken thousands of photos of dolphins and turtles with).

I spend a lot of time working with people in the water as an instructor, and even before that as a dive master, and before that off a snorkeling boat. I find it to be one of the most interesting things I have ever done in my life, because what happens when people hit the water is just so amazing. They find a whole new world. Admittedly, some people freak when this happens. And to be honest, these are mostly normal routine people, they can not handle and process everything that is going on around them because NOTHING is normal. The people that don't freak? Those guys are limitless. 

What I have been able to capture with my camera so far is just a split second. I really hope that I have some success in getting funding for a calendar. A not half assed calendar that the girls in can be really proud of. Because it will give me the chance to get them comfortable in the water with a full basic skill session in a real pool, and know that they can handle themselves in the ocean.