I began my career in writing in 1988, when I became a photojournalist in the U.S. Marine Corps. I served for five years, working in the public affairs offices on Marine bases in Okinawa, Japan and Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon separation from the military in 1992, I began my new civilian career on the copy desk of the Savannah Morning News, but quickly realized that newspapers weren’t the right fit for me.
I began interning, and eventually working, at Rodale’s Scuba Diving magazine, an international scuba diving and travel magazine. For 15 years, I traveled the world in search of underwater adventures, writing about destinations from Brazil to Borneo, the Caribbean to Canada, the Great Barrier Reef to the Galapagos, the Maldives to Mexico, and beyond.
In 2008, I pivoted into television, where I wrote, produced and hosted a series called Into the Drink for three seasons. Since then, I’ve also written several freelance pieces, edit copy, and am currently editing a title called Dive Atlas of the World for Fox Chapel Publishing.