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

Aquatic Manager

Alexis has loved the water before she could even walk. Her experience ranges from competitive swim to scuba diving and summers on the coast. She enjoys hiking, spending time with her puppies, traveling and all water activities. Her life passion is to help promote and continue growth for everyone in the water!

Phone: 417.883.5151

Andrew Quinlan

Open Water Diver Instructor
Retail Associate

Andrew was certified in 2007 and has always had a passion for the water and diving. As an open water diver instructor and the president of Diventures Land Lock Scuba Club, he gets to share his passion for diving with others. You can find Andrew diving year-round whether it be in the Caribbean or a lake! Deep depths are where he thrives and looks forward to stepping into extended range to explore a whole new abyss.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Andy Olson

Swim Teacher
Certified Instructor Trainer

Andy has been in the swimming industry for 30 years, as both a competitive swim coach for all ages and swim teacher. He was also a competitive swimmer for 15 years prior to that. Joining Diventures in 2018, he loves to share his passion for the water with others.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Anthony Deets

Retail Manager
Open Water Diver Instructor

With 20 years of diving experience, his prowess in the water out shadows his age. Anthony loves sharing the WOW of the underwater world with everyone and loves helping divers expand their talents.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Ariel Sheckley

Swim Teacher

I enjoy teaching all levels of swimmers, especially different types of strokes!

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

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

Don Smith

Open Water Diver Instructor

Bio coming soon.

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

Emily Branson

Swim Teacher

I’m an outdoor enthusiast, adventurer, and college student. I love being in and around water and love teaching all levels of swim. My goal is to make sure my students have fun, learn new skills, and get comfortable in the water.

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

Hannah Alkier

Swim Teacher

I love working with kids and helping them progress to be better swimmers!

Phone: 417.883.5151

James Presley

Open Water Diver Instructor
Service Technician

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

John Lewis

Open Water Diver Instructor

I am a level 6 diver and have been diving since 2012. I teach Open Water Diver courses and also many specialty courses. I enjoy being able to share my experience and knowledge with new divers.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Juliana Marganian

Swim Teacher
Retail Associate

Juliana has been swimming since she could walk and has always been an avid adventurer. She loves helping others learn new skills in the water and reach their full potential. As a former rock climber and adventure enthusiast, she is excited to finish her open water diver certification so she can be experienced in both heights and depths!

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

Kayla Smith

Service Technician
Retail Associate

Kayla is a level 2 diver and has a deep passion for all things diving. She loves a good challenge in and out of the water, and will also be assisting in servicing scuba equipment.

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

Kirsten Markley

Assistant Instructor Trainer

I was born and raised in Hawaii and have been an instructing scuba diving since 2010 off the shores of Waikiki. I love diving and teaching others about the world of diving!

Phone: 417.883.5151

Lalix Fattmonn

Swim Teacher

I’ve been swimming since I was little and from there I got into triathlons at the age of 5. I love teaching swimmers of all ages learn new skills and advance their aquatic abilities.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Lauryn Brenner

Swim Teacher

I’ve been teaching swim lessons since 2018 and have a passion for the water. I love working with kids and I’m excited to help people of all ages accomplish new skills and goals in the water!

Phone: 417.883.5151

Linda Maune

Open Water Diver Instructor
Retail Associate

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

Megan Edwards

Swim Teacher

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

Snorkeling Instructor

Morgan is a level 1 diver, having fallen in love with scuba and completing her certification in 2018. She started her career at Diventures as a swim teacher and enjoys passing along her love for the water to everyone that walks through the door.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Nathan Russell

Retail Associate

Nathan has always loved being around water. He has a huge passion for water activities and loves to swim any chance he can get.

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

Rachel Ridge

Swim Teacher

Rachel has been involved in aquatics since 2015. She has experience as a lifeguard, head lifeguard and swim teacher. She loves teaching everyone how to progress their swimming abilities and learning to be comfortable and confident in and around water.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Randy Labrier

Open Water Diver Instructor

Bio coming soon.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Reagan Jamison

Swim Teacher

I’ve been swimming since I was 4 years old and love teaching others water safety and skills. I have a strong passion for helping others reach their aquatic goals and getting them comfortable in and around the water.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Robert Roll

Assistant Instructor

Robert started diving in college in 2005 and has more than 200 dives. He moved to the Springfield area in 2010 and became a Dive Con and later Open Water Instructor. He has been diving in the Ozark Lakes, Cozumel, Roatan, Belize, Palau, Australia, the Cayman Islands and Florida.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Ryan Oestreich

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

Sarena Bueno

Swim Teacher

I’ve been in the water since I was 3 years old and would consider myself a water baby as a toddler, and now a mermaid as an adult. As a swim teacher, I work with my students of all ages to accomplish their goals and get them comfortable in the water. I enjoy meeting new families and swimmers and can’t wait to help them take that next step into their aquatic adventures.

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

Tyler Brooks

Swim Teacher

I grew up by the ocean, and have always loved the water! I’ve been swimming since I was little and love freediving, breaststroke, and have also learned to surf. I’ve been a swim teacher since 2014. I love watching my students grow in their skills and get excited about the water.

Phone: 417.883.5151

Wade Gipson

Open Water Diver 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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