FitDiver® SPECIAL EDITION May 2015 - Page 24

ScubaFit® Instructor Spotlight

Hopefully, throughout one's life, we can name a person or persons that had the most influence on a chosen direction. My uncle Howard Herbert is my one person when it comes to my love for the ocean and involvement in scuba. He had a 37-foot boat docked at the South Jersey shore and I spent many summers as I grew up listening to his shore/boating stories and walking the beach.

One summer he became a certified scuba diver and I thought some day I will do this too! It was while I was an undergraduate student at Pennsylvania State University that I received my Open Water certification in the chilly Altoona quarry. When I relocated to my current address I finally could seek out the local dive shop and became a more active diver. Indian Valley Scuba guided my continuing education to become a more proficient diver as well as enjoying trips to warmer waters! One thing led to another, an IDC in St. Croix, and now I have been an instructor teaching PADI and DAN courses for the facility since 2007.

Barbara A. White (Hill), ATC, CSCS

PADI MSDT #230147

DAN #14496

My educational/professional background includes a Health, Physical Education Teaching degree from Penn State in 1983; certification as an Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers' Association; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and volunteer American Red Cross Instructor. This background enabled me to work for Orthopaedic Associates of Allentown in their Sports Medicine department for 25 years where I have recently