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!
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 Landlocked 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.
I have been competitively swimming since I was young and have been teaching swim lessons since 2015. I am an elementary education major, so I love working with kids! MY goal as a swim instructor is to challenge my students to be the best swimmers they can be!
I have always been passionate about the ocean and marine life since I was little. I knew I always wanted to get into scuba diving and explore new opportunities in the water. My favorite conversations revolve around sharks. I also love to travel, hike, and kayak.
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!
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.
I’ve been swimming since I could walk! After doing swim team in high school, I knew I wanted to continue being in the pool. I am currently getting my degree in education, so I knew this was the perfect job for me!
I have been competitively swimming since I was little and have been teaching swim lessons since 2014. I love working with kids and progressing their swimming abilities! Fun fact, my favorite stroke is the breaststroke.
My aquatic background spans 17 years including, swim lessons, lifeguarding, and kayaking. I love teaching children and babies, especially ones that might need some extra support. My teaching style is upbeat and progressive. I want to make sure people have fun in the water but are safe and confident in it too! My future plans are to become scuba certified and begin going on trips to explore the oceans.
Jerod’s aquatic background spans over 20+ years. He received 80% of his training at Diventures and enjoyed every minute of it! He is excited to share his love of scuba diving with his students and help them accomplish their underwater goals!
I love being in and around the water! Being an elementary school teacher, I have a strong passion for teaching students. As a swim teacher, I love helping students grow in their skills and become confident in their aquatic abilities.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shelby has had a passion for the water since she was little. From swimming in the creek to competitive swim and completing Diventures open water diver course through Missouri State. She also loves hiking, kayaking, reading, and playing with her dog.
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.
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.
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.
Zac is a local music teacher and Eagle Scout who first started teaching swim at a camp in 2011. Through scouting and his education degree, Zac has over ten years of experience working with students of all ages in swim, lifeguarding, and boating. He is currently working on his Master’s degree in choral conducting at MSU and actively competes in local triathlons.