Meet our staff….Joshua Resch, Ken Mihalik, Karen Mullett, Kelly Smith & Kurt Rodgers (not shown)
Karen has been an avid SCUBA diver after her late husband, Dave introduced her to the underwater world. Her favorite place to dive is in the Springs of Florida and at the Georgia Aquarium! She holds a PADI Advanced Diver certification and numerous specialities. She is now the owner of Atlantis North Aquatics with her new husband, Jerry.
Ken received his Open Water certification in 1992 and became an Open Water Instructor in 1997. He has dived many places throughout the globe including Truk lagoon and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef being the most notable.
Ken enjoys diving locally but does the majority of his diving in the Caribbean. His favorite dive location is Bonaire due to the spectacular shore diving there.
When he is not diving you will find him fishing, boating, hunting or disc doggin’ with his pup Lexi.
Kelly was first certified in February 1995 while stationed at Naval Station Rota Spain. His favorite dive location is Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean.
His hobbies include: Camping, Diving, Boating, Hunting, Fishing, Target shooting, Anything outdoors
Day job: he works for Dominion East Ohio Gas Company to support his diving habit!!!
Kurt’s first experience with SCUBA diving came while he was on a Caribbean cruise in St Thomas in 1983, with what is now known as Try SCUBA. He instantly knew this was something he wanted to pursue. The following year he got his Open Water certification and almost immediately started working on becoming a SCUBA instructor.
In 2004 he reached the professional level of Advanced Open Water Instructor, with the ability to teach many of the SSI specialties. Over the years Kurt has lead group diving trips to seventeen different islands throughout the Caribbean, a few of them multiple times, and once to Fiji. When he is not teaching, Kurt enjoys underwater photography and videography.
Kurt, as he puts it “Has a real job. I teach because I enjoy it, not to pay the bills”. During the day he is the Warehouse Manager for a high end welding equipment manufacturer. He and his wife enjoy non-diving related international travel, they have been to several countries throughout Europe.
Jerry loves all things about diving….he has been a customer / friend of the store since 2013, and now he is married to Karen. Jerry was certified back in 1985 and his passion for diving has no boundaries. He is currently pursuing his Rebreather certification,
Well, what can we say about our store mascot, Scuba Duke !!
He is the life of the party at the quarry and loves to be near divers!! Somehow I see a custom wetsuit, fishbowl in his future !