I was born and raised in Southern California. I grew up with a strong love for the ocean and all the life found in it. I have over 4,000 dives, give or take. I have certified divers from all over the world. I Started teaching diving in a small dive shop in Irvine CA. called Liburdi's Scuba Center in 1993. From there I left the rat race and moved to the United States Virgin Islands and worked on St. Thomas and St. Croix. After a few nasty hurricanes I jumped on a plane to Aruba where I worked for Pelican Watersports until the year 2000.
I married one of my students towards the end of my island hopping hiatus. I now live in Duluth, Minnesota with my wife Lori and two daughters Miraeya and Maddie.