“Diving is all about excitement, adventure, attitude, and atmosphere. My passion is capturing that for others.”
I specialize in videoing marine life, from sharks and rays all the way through to little nudibranchs, tiny hermit crabs, and divers interacting with the underwater realm. Video can be a powerful and effective way to communicate. I shoot product videos, destination videos, and most enjoy working with divers as models topside and underwater. I'm at home in cold water, but travel the world diving in warm tropical seas and occasional mountain lakes.
In 2017 I was honoured to be elected as a Fellow fo the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and look forward to making Canada better known to Canadians.
Additional photo credits: Nadia Aly, Ryan Russell
A bit about me
I grew up in Toronto, and it wasn’t until I moved to British Columbia that I began to dive in 2003. I became an instructor 7 years later, and have worked in the dive industry ever since as an instructor and underwater videographer.
For me, diving is a way to be around wildlife in a unique way. I decided early on that video was the perfect way to capture behaviours and interactions amongst marine life, and especially how divers interact with the ocean environment. It's what I love to do.
I’ve worked on projects for Canon, Tourism BC, manufacturer AUP, training agency Performance Freediving International, and shot the first underwater video for a Discovery segment on the HMCS Annapolis. I’ve had additional work published in DIVER magazine and Scuba Diver Life.
I am a PADI and SDI Instructor, NSS-CDS Cave Diver, and have over 1500 dives from around the world.
I have experience as a Diving Safety Officer, teaching the scientific diving program in BC, have worked as a hyperbaric chamber tender, and given talks at dive shows and high schools. I worked with a team of divers as part of a clearance team after the sinking of an artificial reef, also shooting topside and underwater video for a forthcoming documentary.
I co-founded Seaproof.tv, a young company that produces a variety of videos for the diving industry including our ‘Minimentaries’.
I am keen to explore as much of our underwater world as possible, documenting it and sharing the adventures, hopefully inspiring others.