After a six year hiatus and moving around a bit, I came back to my home in the panhandle of Florida but this time with South Walton Beach Safety. Having traveled and tried several other occupations I found that I was an outdoor lover and a bit of a maverick in life. I was able to go to the USLA Southeast region training officer academy where I met many great influences, Jim McCrady being one of them. At that Academy I fell deeply in love with life-saving and a passion ignited bigger than I ever thought. I was sent to EMT School in the fall of 2019, where I became enamored with prehospital treatments. Now I am the training officer for USLA and EMR, in charge of hiring/recruiting, and PIO in training. I have a passion for teaching others about the great Profession of lifeguarding and I am determined to create awareness of lifeguarding as a career in the panhandle where the job is still so young. I am proud to be a lifeguard and serve the public.