I love both studying and teaching science. I have a BS from University of California at San Diego. I then spent almost 4 years studying Humpback, Finback and Right Whales at the University of Rhode Island earning a Master’s Degree in Zoology. I have lived in Hawaii since 1984 and Kailua Kona since 1986. Part of my time in Hawaii has been spent working in the field of aquaculture. Over a 12-year span, I have grown things like giant kelp, tiny micro-algae, and I hybridized Homarid lobsters. An even larger part of my time in Kona has been spent as an educator. I have taught middle school, high school and am now a lecturer at West Hawaii Community College - Palamanui. In my free time, I love to explore the near shore reefs by swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving, and always try to carry a camera. Almost every time I enter the water, I see something new and/or exciting. I also love to hike along the shore or up the volcano slopes through the rainforests and beyond with my camera. I hope you enjoy some of the images I have been able to catch as I swim and hike through life.