Springfield

Meet our team

Adam Bolyard

Assistant Instructor

Adam is a level 5 diver and has been diving since 1998. He became a dive pro to share scuba with local Scouts and loves traveling to find new dive spots. As a physician, his interests lie in sharing safe diving, diving first aid, and the science of scuba diving.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Alexis Brooks

Aquatics Manager

Alexis has been swimming competitively since she was 4 years old. She loves the water and helping others. She is currently attending Missouri State University to major in Communications with a minor in Recreation, Park, and Sport Management.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Alyssa Gumm

Financial Strategist

Alyssa is happiest underwater. She is a mermaid, level 3 scuba diver, fitness instructor, and a SSI Swim Teacher Trainer Certifier. Alyssa was a competitive swimmer for 10 years and has been working with children since 2009. Alyssa’s goal is to brighten lives by improving health, building confidence, and teaching new skills.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Andy Olson

Aquatics Manager

Andy has been involved in the aquatics industry since 1990. Growing up in Southern California, he has always found a home in the water. He was a competitive swimmer through college. And has worked both as a club coach and private instructor. His goal has always been to pass on his love and respect of the water to his students and staff.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Anthony Deets

Retail Associate

I am a level 2 diver and I appreciate being able to share my love for scuba with our customers.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Bethany Roweton

Retail Associate

Bethany is a level 5 diver and has been actively diving since being certified in 2013. She finds any excuse to hop in the water. Whether it is scuba diving, teaching children how to swim, training for competitions, or kicking back with surfing and other leisure aquatic activities, Bethany is most happy in the water.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Caleb Steen

Swim Instructor

Caleb has been teaching swimming lessons since 2011. He is a competitive Lifeguard and has a passion for kids and teaching.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Chris Hill

Service Technician
Open Water Diver Instructor

Chris is a level 3 diver and has been diving since 2014. He looks for any excuse to put on his scuba equipment and explore the Ozarks waters. Chris spends his time out of the water inspecting and servicing other divers’ equipment to ensure the local diving community has a safe and enjoyable experience.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Cindy Gregston

Open Water Diver Instructor

Cindy has been a diver since 1995, an instructor since 2001 and has over 600 ocean dives. She enjoys teaching and seeing students experience scuba and ocean diving for the first time. Scuba diving is her life passion.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Don Peterson

Instructor Certifier

Don is a level 10 diver, has been diving since 1964 and teaching safe scuba since 1966. He’s a world-traveling diver with extensive experience and a former scuba shop owner. He loves the people he teaches, getting to share with them his love of the sea, and making sure they enjoy safe diving!

Phone: 417.883.5151

Doug Baker

Open Water Diver Instructor

After learning to dive in 2008, I knew I needed to share my passion for introducing students to scuba and helping them to become safe and comfortable divers.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Erin White

Store Manager
Open Water Diver Instructor

Erin was a competitive swimmer growing up and has always had a love for the water. Her background in retail and her experience as a level 5 diver make her a valuable member of the team. Erin’s favorite thing to do is help others become passionate about the underwater world.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Frank Prue

Assistant Instructor

Since 1969 I’ve been diving search and recovery, salvage work, spearfishing and wreck diving. I look forward to helping you enjoy everything scuba has to offer.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Franz Williams

Retail Associate
Advanced Open Water Instructor

Franz is a level 7 diver and has been diving since 2004.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Greg Orthel

Open Water Diver Instructor

As an Open Water Instructor and Public Safety Dive Instructor training is my passion. Taking the necessary time, having patience and understanding each student’s needs is what makes me a great dive instructor! Working with students and seeing them grow with each lesson makes this the best job in the world!

Phone: 417.883.5151

Ivy Clinton

Swim Instructor

Ivy has been working with children for over seven years. She has been swimming since 2002. Ivy’s favorite stroke is freestyle. She also enjoys tubing, swimming laps in the pool and diving.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Jake Phillips

Retail Associate
Jake was born and raised in southwest Missouri. Jake enjoys fishing and rock climbing. Jake is a level 1 diver and passionate about all things water related. He started diving with a sense of adventure and to get closer to fish. He has been diving in Table Rock Lake and the south China sea.
Phone: 417.883.5151

James Presley

Retail Associate

James started diving in 2015 and is a level 4 diver and a Master Diver. He got into the sport because he loves the ocean, especially Mandarin Gobies.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Jim Arneson

Open Water Diver Instructor

Jim has been diving since 1996 and is dedicated to the sport. His passion is teaching others to explore the underwater world, both basic open water classes and specialties.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Julia Kovacs

Swim Instructor

Julia’s favorite stroke is breaststroke. She has been working with children since 2009 and has been swimming since 1998. She enjoys reading, playing tennis and traveling.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Kate Stevens

Open Water Diver Instructor

Kate is a level 6 diver and loves getting to teach kids about scuba diving. Whether it’s in a school classroom talking about marine life or in the pool taking their first breath underwater, she finds getting to watch a child explore and become passionate about diving very rewarding.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Kevin Christ

Open Water Diver Instructor

I enjoy introducing customers to an adventure that few people get to experience. Not every student starts out being able to put on a mask and jump in the water. I work with each student at their comfort level, teaching them how to be a safe diver while having fun.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Linda Maune

Open Water Diver Instructor

I absolutely love to watch people of all ages take their first breath underwater! Seeing people go from above the water to below the water, and realizing there is another world underwater, is priceless!

Phone: 417.883.5151

Mark Meads

Swim Instructor

Mark’s favorite stroke is freestyle. He has been swimming since 2004 and has been working with kids since 2014. Mark enjoys reading a wide variety of literature, love watching movies, and making people smile. Mark is also a certified open water diver and tries to squeeze in dives whenever he gets the opportunity.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Megan Edwards

Swim Instructor

Megan has been swimming since she could walk. She came from a big family and has been working with children for most of her life, including over a decade working in a daycare, pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching, and starting her own family. Megan’s favorite stroke is the breaststroke and finds any excuse to be in the water. She also enjoys camping, traveling, and exploring. Megan and her husband fell in love with diving (and each other!) while learning at DiVentures. Now she enjoys helping others develop the security and skills necessary to find their own adventure in the water through swim and aquatics.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Morgan Dickinson

Swim Instructor

Morgan’s favorite stroke is butterfly. She has been swimming since she was four years old and has been working with children since 2013. Morgan is interested in becoming an Open Water Diver. She has a great love for the water and working with children.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Noel Cox

Swim Instructor

Noel feels that she is a great fit at DiVentures because she loves everything it encompasses — swimming and spending time with kids! She finds being a part of the student’s journey as they work hard to become successful very rewarding. Knowing that she had the privilege to motivate their success is a feeling that is incomparable!

Phone: 417.883.5151

Nolan Hardison

Divemaster Instructor

Nolan has been diving since 1985 and an instructor since 1989. He has taught all levels of diving, wide range of specialties and been certified as an Instructor Trainer and Certifier. Nolan was recognized for his dedication to the highest standards of teaching by being awarded the NASDS Instructor of the Year in 1998.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Randy Labrier

Open Water Diver Instructor

Bio coming soon.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Rebekah Cook

Swim Instructor

Rebekah has been working with children since 2011. She has been swimming for over 13 years. Her favorite stroke is freestyle. Rebekah also enjoys hiking and floating on the river.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Ryan Oestreich

Assistant Store Manager
Open Water Diver Instructor

As a level 5 diver, I enjoy helping teach students about the awesome sport of diving. DiVentures is the reason I am a dive professional, have developed skills and gained experience diving. I love being able to share what I learn with our customers.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Scott Wortman

Divemaster Instructor

I’ve been an instructor since 2006 and really enjoy being able to help our customers learn to dive and improve their diving. I am also a Boy Scout Venturing Crew Advisor and especially like working with youth organizations.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Shawntel Robertson

Swim Instructor

Shawntel has been swimming since 1999 and working with kids since 2003. Her favorite stroke is Backstroke. She also loves traveling and hiking.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Stacy Wheatley

Facility Coordinator

Stacy is a seasoned professional, a level 2 diver and has been diving since 2013. He has a wide variety of abilities and is an adventurous sportsman.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Sydney Smith

Travel Coordinator

Sydney has always had a passion for travel. Her passion led her to attaining a degree in geotourism at MSU. ​DiVentures introduced Sydney to scuba diving, and she is excited to discover the world on land as well as the extraordinary underwater world.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Tyler Brooks

Swim Instructor

Tyler has been swimming since she was two years old. Her favorite stroke is breaststroke and she also loves spending time at the beach and playing volleyball. She loves kids and has been working with them since 2010. Tyler believes she fits well within DiVentures because it is the perfect place to marry her love of the water and her passion for helping and teaching children. She also believes that DiVentures will push her in new ways, with teaching adults, and potential for scuba certification, it could show her so much more of the ocean that she love as well as heighten her love of teaching as a whole. Tyler is beyond excited to see what her time here looks like!

Phone: 417.883.5151

Wade Gipson

Assistant Instructor

Wade has been diving since his open water certification in 1996. He has made hundreds of local lake dives and many freshwater, wreck and saltwater dives worldwide. Wade is excited to share his local diving insight and scuba knowledge with those new and old to the sport.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Warren Muldrow

Dive Control Specialist Instructor

I love teaching others to dive and seeing them fall in love with diving and the underwater world.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Will Gray

Open Water Diver Instructor
Service Technician

Will is a level 8 diver and has been diving since 1972 with well over 1,000 dives. Most his diving has been in the lakes and strip pits in the Springfield area, so he is a great resource for fresh water diving ideas. He has been to several locations in the Caribbean and would love to discuss potential destinations with customers.

Phone: 417.883.5151

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