Paul grew up in Amherst, Ohio, until he was 12 years old – then he moved to Worthington, Ohio. He was certified in the fall of 2019 by none other than Columbus Scuba’s very own, Jody Brooks! Paul has always loved the water, but never thought diving was for him because of physical reasons. Paul loves the Grateful Dead – and he saw a documentary where Jerry Garcia went diving in Hawaii – and he figured, if Jerry Garcia could do it, why couldn’t he? His favorite course he has taken so far was the Search & Recovery course – he has a great time playing with lift bags. He aspires to someday achieve perfect, and complete stillness in the water in both backmount and sidemount configurations.