Richmond Dive Club

Executive Board 2018

Holly Eve - 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 889 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 Services.

Reenie Kennedy- Vice President
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.

Robin Edwards - Secretary
Robin begin diving in 2005 when she became an empty nester. She got her initial certification through The Dive Shop followed by her advance open water. The joy of being somewhere warm during the start of Virginia’s winters has taken her to places like: CuraƧao, Trinidad & Tobago, Cozumel, Hawaii, Belize, Honduras, South Africa, and Costa Rica. Because of her excitement and love of diving, Robin actively worked with a small dive group and The Dive Shop to introduce, support, and certify youth in low income housing to recreational scuba diving. Robin works for Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services.

Steven Lindsay - Treasurer
Steven began diving in 2001. Before becoming certified however, he would help with the family business Virginia Institute of Diving, which his father co-owned. After becoming certified he continued to help as much as he could with the company. At 17 he spent a month in Hatteras helping out at a local dive operation, there he learned more about what it takes to run a successful operation and got to enjoy diving on a daily basis. He is experienced in everything from the beautiful deep blue water of the gulf stream up into the muddy rivers of the southeast; and he currently is a certified rescue diver, and contemplating a dive master certification. During his surface intervals Steven works as a Real Estate Analyst for Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

Committee Chairs

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.

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