Executive Board 2018
Mark Vaughn - President
Holly Eve - Vice President Holly has been diving since 2003. Immediately after becoming certified, she began working at the Scuba Center, first assisting with retail, then moving on to swim lessons, dive master and instructor. Her training has included lionfish hunting to adaptive scuba instruction. In 2007, Holly had the honor of teaching the former Ms. Wheelchair Virginia to dive. She jumps at the opportunity to go diving as much as her leave & finances permit with 950 logged dives. Holly has enjoyed the underwater world from the St. Lawrence River & Lake Champlain to the Galapagos & Socorro Islands, the Sea of Cortez & the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the USA to varied dive destinations throughout Florida and the Caribbean including Disney's Epcot tank, Mexico's cenotes and Cuba. A highlight of her dive career to date was diving on her Grandfather's tugboat, the Mars, in Cape Cod Bay. She enjoys live aboard adventures when available and while on land has attended DEMA, Beneath the Sea and regional dive shows in Baltimore & Raleigh. Holly is a graduate of Virginia Tech and VCU and after 30 years in commercial real estate, now serves as the Director of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of General Services, Division of Real Estate and Facilities Management.
Reenie Kennedy- Secretary Reenie’s diving experience began in 2012 when she walked into a local dive shop to purchase a snorkel and mask for a cruise to the Caribbean - before too long she was completing her open water certification in Cozumel, Mexico. Since then there have been many trips back to that local shop and trips to the Caribbean! That initial certification, was followed by an Advanced Open Water Certification along with other specialities. Maureen and her favorite dive buddy, her husband Tom, always look forward to traveling to new, and favorite, dive destinations to drop in the water. Reenie works for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services.
Debi Moir - Treasurer Debi has been diving since 1989. She and her husband decided to become certified after taking a discover scuba class. It was a fairly slow path in the beginning, with maybe four or six dives per year, mostly in the Caribbean. Fast forward about 10 years when she decided to take the first step to being a professional and she obtained her Dive Master certification in December, 2000. Since then, she has worked with a couple of dive shops, assisting with open water through dive master classes, most recently with the now defunct Richmond Dive and Travel. Her travels have now taken her to Palau, Socorro Islands, Fiji, and other great locations. She joined the dive club in November, 2001, primarily as support for the members right after the tragedy in Belize and has held positions with the club as membership, treasurer (multiple times) and President (twice).
Mike Nolan - Surface Interval Programs
Bio Coming Soon!
Jodi Valentine - Co-Surface Intervals
Jodi Valentine began her diving adventures in 2014 when she took her PADI course through The Dive Shop in Richmond. Since that time, she has extended her dive training in and outside the U.S.
In 2017/18, she is planning on exploring new training up the ladder of certifications. Jodi looks forward to bringing her passion of diving to the Richmond Dive Club and generating excitement for current members as well as attracting new members.
Jodi works for Alixa Pharmacy doing long term care. She enjoys riding her motorcycle along with leading her group of adrenaline seekers on adventures and scuba diving whenever, and wherever, she can.