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Birth Day

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Since:

Richard Abel          
Jim M. Alexander Rescue Diver Jim Alexander Jim M. Alexander has been diving since 1986. He is rescue certified. Other interests include windsurfing and convertibles.   2010
Duane Alford     Duane Alford has been diving for a year and has been to Cozumel and Blue Lagoon. He also enjoys riding his Harley, hunting, and fishing. Duane, his wife, Toni , and their four kids reside in Liberty, Texas.   2010
Lidia Arena          
Thomas Arena          
Jacqueline Armstrong Master Diver   5/18 2008
Kellee Ash       2010
Craig Ashton          
Jimmy Atkinson          
Wayne Ayer         2010
Don Barnes    Don Barnes was certified in 1985 and has been a BAD member since 1986. His favorite location to dive is CoCo View. His wife Madeline got him into diving.
Member of the month 2/2011
   
Madeleine Barnes          
Sheila Barron       3/22 2008
Anthony Berry   Anthony Berry lives in Clear Lake Shores and has been diving for 10 years. He loves the water and would love to become a wild life photographer.   2009
Brandon Bird          
R. Paul Bird          
H. P. Brelsford          
Carol Brelsford        
Mike Beckham         2007
Max Beckham         2007
Joel Beckham  

Joel Beckham first got into Diving because of his mother, Nanette Skelly who is also a Bay Area Diver. Joel, has done most of his diving in Texas since May 06 and favorite spot is Lake Travis. Joel is an Eagle Scout, and he enjoys serving special meals this prompted him to going to Culinary school at San Jacinto Central.  After he graduates, he plans to work on Cruise Liner. 

September 2008 - BAD Member of the Month

  2007
Jake Beckham         2007
Daniel Bosley         2010
Robbie Brewington          
Bess Bright          
Dennis Camp  

Dennis Camp (aka Capt Waldo).  Dennis has been diving in and around Texas since 1968, and has traveled the world sharing dive experiences with many local, regional and international divers.  Positions held in the club include Board Member.

   
Jim Carmin          
Sterling Catillo          
Jack Chambers          
Barbara Clay          
Bill Clayton          
Nina Clayton          
Robert Coleman          
Gary Connella          
Julie Connella          
Bill Courtright          
Barbara Courtright          
Natascha Cox          
Seldon Crump  DiveMaster Seldon Crump is not only a new member of BAD, but she is also the September 2009 member of the month.  Seldon Crump started diving in 1990, while living in Costa Rica . She became a dive master and worked for a resort in Drake Bay for over three years. Now back in the area , Seldon and her husband have been members of BAD since October 2008. She started diving 19 years ago because her father was a diver; she currently lives in Alvin.     
Steven Crump   Steven Crump has been diving for a few years.  He lives in Alvin and he became interested in diving because his wife, Seldon, is a diver.     
Beverly Cutler          
Debra Jean Dale          
Frank Dando       2010
Hai Dang          
Rick Decker       7/14 2008
Mike DeHart          
Jim Delane AOW, Nitrox

281-782-7469

Jim has been a boater since the late 1970's and started diving in 2000. He has a strong aversion to cold water and frequents the tropics. His goal is to visit an new island each year and hopes someday to relocate to one. In the meantime, he likes to do local lake and Gulf diving. Jim has been very active in participating in club outings and meetings. Positions held include President, Vice President and Board Member for numerous years.

Jim was BAD Diver of the Year 2006

Feb 2009, Jan 2010 - BAD Member of the Month

  2003
William Devine          
Forrest DeVore          
Elva DeVore          
Shelby Dill  

Shelby Dill is August 2009 member of the month. She joined Bay Area Divers in 2008 after having moved to Tiki Island, Texas. Shelby is an enthusiastic diver and also enjoys Rodeo

and Mardi Gras. Positions held in the club include Treasurer.

  2008
Thomas Doolin          
Ann Marie Doolin          
Thomas Dornak    

Tom passed away on July 5, 2008. He was in a boating accident on Lake Travis. Our condolences to his family and friends.

   
Chay Drab          
Suzette Drab          
Carl Drechsel          
Evelyne Duchemin         2010
Jack Dwire          
Cathleen Dwire          
Rodney (PeeWee) Dwire        
Holde Elizondo          
Erdin Erchinger          
David Erchinger          
Cathy & Mark Erminger       2010
Mickey Evans       2010
Mei-Hwa Ferguson Open Water

Mei-Hwa Ferguson lives in Friendswood and has been diving since June 2008. Her daughter, Melanie, and son, Stephen, are newly certified, and diving has become a family activity. Positions held in the club include Membership Director.

  2008
Jonathon (JJ) Fester Open Water     2009
James Foley          
Linda Furlong          
Jill Gannaway          
Jose Garcia DiveMaster

Jose became certified at age 13. He first got interested in diving after watching Jacques Cousteau on the television as a young boy. Jose said he was immediately "hooked" on diving, and both his brother and his mother became certified about the same time he first got started. Jose has been a Dive Master for over 6 years. Now, he volunteers at the aquarium at Moody Gardens and both of his adult children are divers. Jose's favorite spots to dive are The Flower Gardens and Cozumel.

   
Anthoney Garcia          
Alan Garcia          
Manual Garza          
Steven Giesler  

Steve has been diving for 35 years. He learned to dive while in Marine graduate school at Port Aransas doing fish research. He became a member of BAD in the early eighties and has been on many club sponsored trips from Mexico & Central America, to the Flower Gardens and Texas lakes.
Positions held in the club include Treasurer and Board Member.

   
Brian Goodwin        
Craig Goodwin        
           
           
           
Tanya Gorguraki Dive
Instructor
     
Christopher Chung Dive
Instructor
     
Vanessa Gray          
Rolland Gray          
Lucinda Guajardo          
Sherwood Hamilton       2010
Lanelle Hanagriff DiveMaster

Lanelle Hanagriff is a native Houstonian and has been married for 34 years. She has a 25 year old daughter and 2 grandchildren. She began diving in 2007 and has been a part of B.A.D. since a month after she started diving. In that year she has continually furthered her expertise in the water with 6 specialties and has become a Divemaster. This typifies Lanelle's enthusiasm for things in her life she is passionate about. Positions held in the club include Board Member.

  2007
Paul Hanagriff

Master
Diver

Paul is a native Houstonian and is happily married to the above named woman.  He and Lanelle went on a cruise almost 25 years ago and swore that one day they would learn to scuba dive.  When in Greece in early 2007, they spotted a dive shop and recommitted themselves to learning to dive.  Shortly after, they both began the process of being PADI certified and joined BAD later in the year. 

Positions held in the club include Board Member.

BAD Diver of the Month - April 2009

  2007
Jerra Harding       2008
Kathryn Hartman          
Randy Heath          
Rick Heiman          
Laura Heiman          
Harrold Henck          
Rowe Henry          
Paul Herring          
Ann Herring          
Tim Herschbach   Tim Herschbach lives in Pearland and has been diving for 10 years after a friend of his got him interested.   2009
Davida Hinton          
Doug Hinton          
Roger Hoestenbach          
Pam Hoestenbach          
Jenifer Hoestenbach          
Linda Hollingsworth         2010
Pete Hunter   Pete is from Pasadena Texas and has been diving for 4 years. He had wanted to dive his whole life, so when he retired, he took the course and got certified.   2009
Norma Hunter   Norma started diving because her husband, who is also a member of BAD, was a diver.   2009
Hunter Hutchinson   Hunter started diving in 2009 and became a BAD member that same year. Just after certifying, Hunter visited his father in Hawaii and did some great diving.
Member of the month 1/2011
  2010
Susie Hutchinson          
Mel Hyler          
Paula Hyler          
Jason Hyler          
Rebecca Jacobs          
Jim Jenkins  

Jim Jenkins has been a diver since 2005. He is married to Tory and has 5 children, 2 of which are divers also. Any type of water sports would be considered his hobby. They moved to the Clear Lake Area one month before Ike came to visit from Galveston.

November 2008 - BAD Member of the Month

10/23 2008
Tory Jenkins     4/1 2008
Justin Jenkins       2008
Mikki Johle          
David Johle          
Bill Jones          
Linda Jorgensen          
Jennifer Kamman   Jennifer Kamman and Kenneth Kamman are from League City and they have been diving for 3 years. They became interested when they went on their first dive in Cozumel while on a cruise.   2009
Kenneth Kamman   Jennifer Kamman and Kenneth Kamman are from League City and they have been diving for 3 years. They became interested when they went on their first dive in Cozumel while on a cruise.   2009
Shelby Kamman   Shelby Kamman has been diving about 3 years too. She gave it a try after her dad went diving and kept "bragging" about it, so Shelby decided to see what all the fuss was about.....now she loves diving as much and her dad!   2009
Doris Kay          
Nelson Keimig       2008
Kenneth Kimmey          
Kelly Kimmey          
Trica Kimmey          
Kevin & Susan King       2010
Al Kinnard          
Linda Kinnard          
Andreas Kuever          
Bettina Kuever          
Tom Lambert          
Michael Lanier   Michael Lanier is from Dickinson and he has been diving 6 months. Michael became interested in diving because his wife and several friends are divers. Michael is also interested in underwater photography.   2009
Alan Lattie          
Christopher Lattie          
Billie Lawson   Billy has been diving about 4 years. He has been diving in Cozumel, Progresso, and Honduras    
Kirk Leissner         2010
Sam Lindsey          
Mai Lindsey          
Pete Lopez          
Neil Lowrey PADI Diver Instructor Neil Lowrey Positions held in the club include Board Member.

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Kim Lowrey          
Scott Luzny          
Mary Luzny          
Shelly Luzny          
Kyle Luzny          
Valerie Lyons          
Sean Maxwell         2010
David McCleskey  

David McCleskey is from League City and he has been diving since Dec 2007 and his favorite spot to dive is Key West.

  2008
Jim McConville Advanced
Open Water
Jim McConville is from Cypress and he is joined BAD in 2009.  He has been diving for 5 years and he started diving because of his love for the water, and different dive shows he had seen on TV sparked his interest.  He received his AOW in 2010 with Bill Jones on the 2010 Cozumel trip. Currently serving BAD as webmaster and Treasurer in 2011   2009
Tim McKinley          
Melanie Merriweather          
Laurie Merriweather          
Lucinda Moore          
Steve Morrison  

Steve has been diving since 1993.

  2008
Michele Morrison    

Steve Morrison and his wife Michele live in League City

  2008
Katherine Morrison         2008
Stephanie Morrison         2008
Tammy Moseley          
John Moseley          
Lindsey Moseley          
Chuck Motschman       2009
Heather Motschman       2009
Gracie Motschman       2009
Gavan Motschman       2009
Blaine Newlin         2009
Helen Newton       2009
William Nolen          
Dick Osborne          
Christina Osborne          
Ken Paine  

Anne and Ken Paine live in Nassau Bay and they have been diving for 1 year.

  2008
Anne Paine  

Anne and Ken Paine live in Nassau Bay and they have been diving for 1 year.

  2008
Kursten Paine         2008
Ryan Paine         2008
Jim Parnell   Jim Parnell is from Santa Fe and he has been diving for 6 months. He started diving because he loves the water, and adventure.   2009
Rich & Wendy Parrish         2010
Eddie Parrott          
Jennifer Parrott          
Justin Parrott          
Shelby Parrott          
Jennifer Pellenich         2010
Bill Pettinati          
Ginny Pettinati          
Emsley Phifer          
Haywood Phifer          
David Pichler  

David Pichler is from League City, Texas.  David has been diving for 22 years and he first became interested in it while taking diving as a college class.  He works for Chevron/Phillips and his favorite place to dive is Turks and Caicos.

January 2009 - BAD Member of the Month

   
Ashley Polaha          
Tyler Polaha          
Melody Poole         2009
Dustin Porter          
Rachael Porter          
Ja Van Pruett  

Ja Van has been diving for over 30 years. She wanted to be a diver with she saw the movie "20 Thousand League under the Sea" and watched Jacques Cousteau on the television. She has been a member of Lunarfins, BAD, IDC (International Dive Club) and HUC. She was a member of HUC for over 18 years, several as the cake lady. She was Seaspace Chairperson of the children's activities for 5 years. She was Secretary for TGCC for 4 years. Ja Van was a volunteer cook on the MV Fling and Spree for 14 years and has been the Editor of the BAD newsletter for over 7 years. Ja Van has several favorite spots to dive, some are The Flower Gardens and Stetson Banks, Grand Cayman, Roatan, Costa Rico and best of all lobstering in the Florida Keys. She has won several awards, Diver of the Year for TGCC, HUC and BAD.

Ja Van was BAD Diver of the year 2007

   
Judy Rabren          
Sue Radoff          
Guy Ralph          
Jean Reed  

Jean Reed is from Galveston and she has been diving since 1988, and her favorite spot to dive is the Cayman Islands.

  2008
Frank Resch          
Ed Richards          
Mahoney Richards          
Kendra Richards          
Cliff Riley   Cliff Riley lives in League City and he has been diving 7 years. He first started diving because several of his friends were divers. He works in the airline business which gives him ample opportunity to explore new places.   2009
David Romano PADI Dive Instructor

Positions held in the club include Board Member 2010, 2011

Master Chef for the Divers' Market.

11/9 2008
Trent Romano     Son of David and Cindy;
Earned his PADI OW in 2010
Member of the month 4/2011
  2010
Cindy Romano   Positions held in the club include Secretary 2011   2008
Sandee Roquemore  

Sandee Roquemore was the club Secretary for 2008. Sandee has participated in many club activities including local lake diving and the Divers Market. Sandee's daughter Shelby is also a certified diver. She is a fan of anything done in the water and totally in love with diving. Sandee is a Physician Assistant in a local Internal Medicine clinic. 

Positions held in the club include Secretary.

   
Shelby Roquemore          
Jim Rosborough  

www.earthwatch.org

Jim Rosborough shared his experience in volunteerism on projects doing marine research with Earthwatch over the past 12 years. Jim has worked on projects in Belize, Aruba, Jamaica, Barbados, Exuma Cays, Puerto Rico, Bonaire, San Salvador, Hawaii and St. John. Jim has been a diver and explorer for over 50 years. He grew up on the island of Aruba.

   2008
Debbie Russel         2010
Keith Russel         2010
Brian Russo          
Betty Russo          
Kitty Russo          
Michael Russo          
Carlos Saldrivar         2009
Daniel Sanders          
Debra Sanders          
Cameron Sanders          
Tayna Sanders          
Tiffany Sanders          
Catherine Schexnider          
Jeff Seely   Jeff Seely Jeff Seely, and his sons Kyle and Adam, all became certified in April 2008. Scuba diving is fun to do with my boys, Jeff says. I have been diving in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, and Utah. Kyle is in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, now. Adam is a Junior at Friendswood High School.   2010
Verna Shannon          
Butch Shannon   Positions held in the club include Board Member.    
Mark Shone   Mark Shone, attended his first meeting of BAD and was selected as Diver of the Month! Mark has been diving in Texas and Isla Majeres. Mark’s other hobbies include motorcycling, hunting, sports, and boating.   2010
Nanette Skelly         2007
Cheree Smith          
Shawn Smith         2010
Orin Snook          
Beckie Spor          
Richard A. Spor          
Bob Stabe  

Bob Stabe was born in the Panama Canal Zone and he currently lives in Clear Lake. He has been diving since 1969 and his favorite spot to dive is Cozumel.

  2008
Debbie Stanford          
Kirtley Stanford          
Peggy Stanford          
Kyle Stephens  

He started diving in 2006, "for the babes"...........but officially Kyle's reason he started diving he wanted to learn to dive "because it sounded like fun!" Kyle joined BAD in the summer of 2007. Kyle has 5 children who he enjoys spending time with. His favorite spot to dive is Cozumel and he is currently volunteering at Moody Gardens as a diver. His favorite thing about diving is "the view"! Positions held in the club include Vice President.

  2007
Harold Strege          
Loree Strege          
Micah Strege          
OJ Strickland Open Water
Dry Suit
Adv Nitrox
OJ lives in Cypress and has been diving for 10 years. He got he open water certification at the Blue Lagoon. He received his dry suit certification in Alaska, and his advanced Nitrox in Hawaii. He has logged 683 dives.   2009
Kip Stubbs Commercial Diver - NAUI Advanced Diver

Kip has been diving since 1977. He is a former Commercial Diver & Diver Medic and currently the Hyperbaric Safety Director for Triumph Hospital Clear Lake. Kip also volunteers as needed for the Moody Gardens Aquarium Dive Team.

Positions held in the club include Vice President.

BAD Member of the Month - July 2009

 8/3 2009
David Suba          
Tiffany Suraco          
 Polly Swerdlin          
Fred Swerdlin          
Rebecca Sykes          
James Parker          
Abe Tamayo       2010
Chiquita Taylor          
Mike Taylor          
Dulaney Taylor          
Brenda Taylor          
Sharlene Tennyson          
Joseph Tetley          
Barbara Tetley          
Patrick Tetley          
Michelle Tetley          
Catherine Thomas       2010
John Thomas       2010
Tami Thomas  

Tami was born in Pasadena, and she grew up in Texas City. Tami had wanted to learn to dive for years because she thought it would be interesting, which she says it is, she wanted to meet new people, AND for the health benefits it offers. She started diving July 2007 and got her AOW in August of 2007. Tami really has only been able to do local lake dives so far, but she is looking forward to going to new places very soon. She is an RN at UTMB and she has 2 daughters, ages 22 and 18, and one son, who is 7. Tami is a very friendly person and she would love to get to know everyone in BAD better!

  2007
Don Traweek   Don Traweek Lori and Don Traweek and their two sons, Jared and Nick, are open water certified and have enjoyed diving various places all over the world.   2010
Lori Traweek   Lori Traweek Lori and Don Traweek and their two sons, Jared and Nick, are open water certified and have enjoyed diving various places all over the world.   2010
Greg Trevino          
Gregori Trojan   Gregori is a NAUI certified scuba diver. He was certified at Izu Peninsula in Japan. Gregori also is interested in snowboarding, jet skiing, and photography    
Glenn A. Turner          
George Ulrich          
Katie Ulrich          
Don Vanderslice          
Becky Vanderslice          
Stephanie Walker          
Thomas Walker          
Davilyn  Ward       2010
Jim Ward          
Shawn Ward       2010
Doreen Wells Advanced
Open Water

 
BAD President in 2011.
  2010
Earl Wells          
Lisa White          
Mike White          
Bill Whitehouse          
Wendy Whitehouse          
Randy Widaman Dive
Instructor

281-338-8808 home/fax
832-264-8047 cell
cap10randy@comcast.net

Randy has been diving for over 40 years. In 1968, he got certified. In 1972, he became a dive instructor for the YMCA and he taught for 18 years. Randy has made more than 4,000 dives with more than 500 of those being trips to The Flower Garden. Two of his favorite places to dive are the Flower Gardens and Roatan, Honduras. Randy's wife is a diver, and they have one daughter.

Randy has been very active in participating in club outings and meetings. Positions held include President, Vice President and Board Member for numerous years.

BAD member of the month June 2009; Diver of the Year 2010

   
Dion Watson       2010 
John Van Atta          
Linda Woodward          
Shirley Yarbrough  

Shirley had been snorkeling for years and it inspired her to go further. Since her kids were grown, she no longer had any reasons not to get certified, she decided to give diving a shot. She became certified in June of 2006. Shirley lives in Webster and she has 2 children, one son and one daughter, and 5 grandchildren. Shirley's favorite places to dive are St. Lucia and Anse Castanet.

   
Bob Young       6/29 2008
George Young          
Patrick Zamagne       2010
Christine Zamora  

Christie has been very active in participating in club outings and meetings. Positions held include President and Vice President.

Christie was voted BAD Diver of the Year 2009.

   
Rafe Zamora   Rafe Zamora is a student at Clear Creek High School and earned his open water certification in April 2009.  He enjoys diving, camping, playing the guitar, rock and roll and is working on his Eagle Scout ranking.  He became interested in diving because he saw his mom diving at Trashfest and wanted to dive too. BAD member of the month November 2009

 

   
Cheri Zhou   Cheri received her OW certification in 2005. Since then she has gained her Advanced cert. Cheri has been a BAD member since Jan. 2011. Her favorite dive location is Sipadan, Malaysia. Her husband got her into diving.
Member of the month 3/2011
  2011
           

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