Staff

Ron Willis
Ron Willis

Owner / PADI Course Director

In 2012 I left the corporate world to pursue sharing my passion of Scuba Diving!  In 2017 I was selected to attend the highest level of PADI Instructor training.  Being a PADI Course Director allows me to teach others how to become PADI Scuba Instructors. Live the Dream and feel excited to come to work everyday! Come see me and I'll show you how!

Randy Meinke
Randy Meinke

Master Instructor

Bitten by diving a few years ago, Randy went straight to the top of the PADI System and now enjoys supplementing our instruction at all levels including the Professional track.  Randy's specialty is by far the PADI Rescue Diver Course.  He brings a unique approach to this course and has upped everyones game here at the shop with his style.  Ask Randy why every diver should take PADI Rescue Diver Course when you see him!

Mike Green
Mike Green

Master Instructor

I hold a PADI Master Instructor rating. I am a certified HSA Instructor and PADI Adaptive Techniques Dive Instructor. I am also a certified EFR Instructor. I enjoy all types of diving, ranging from cold water to tropical environments. I enjoy wreck diving since wrecks are interesting to explore and attract many different types of sea life. I love to do night dives. I have dived in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern and western Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of St Lawrence and several inland waterways. I have also volunteered for several years as a diver at the National Aquarium, Baltimore MD.

If you are looking for a dive buddy, Harrisburg’s West Shore Scuba offers experienced, competent staff who are eager to assist you in building and expanding upon your dive education, experience and travel.  Please reach out to arrange your next dive experience!

Rick Harkins
Rick Harkins

IDC Staff Instructor / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

I got into scuba diving on a trip to St. Lucia. I never had any desire or thought to do it but a PADI instructor approached and asked if I would like to try it in the pool. I did and absolutely fell in love. I came home and contacted Ron at West Shore Scuba and the rest is blissful history!!!!

For more about Rick, check out his video!

 

Rich Bistline
Rich Bistline

IDC Staff Instructor / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Rich is a retired HBG City Fire Fighter and enjoys teaching a variety of classes for West Shore Scuba.  When not managing the shop he can be found working at his passion of Under Water Public Safety Diving and UW Criminal investigations.  Ask Rich how you can get involved and become a resource for your community!

Mark Houser
Mark Houser

IDC Staff Instructor / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Mark is one of those few who prefers cooler waters to the Caribbean and can be found lurking in the depths of the local quarries in the summer or under ice in the winter.  His passion for adventure helps his students get past their own trepidations in their SCUBA training sessions.  While he does most of his training at Willows Springs, there is an occasional sighting at Dutch to accommodate the needs of his students.

Scott Thorton
Scott Thorton

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Mark Chudley
Mark Chudley

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

It all started with a fascination with diving since childhood. Combine that with a trip to the Caribbean and an inseparable love for the underwater world was born. There is nothing like the magic of "flying" along under the sea with the marine life of all types. Come join us in the adventure.

Steve Burkholder
Steve Burkholder

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Ever since I can remember I have loved being in the water, on the water, and under the water. If there was a mud puddle nearby, I was in it. The dive bug bit me when, as a kid, I would spend time at my grandmother’s house in Boynton Beach Fla., snorkeling the shallow reefs just offshore. My parents bought me a YMCA diving course in 1977, and I have been hooked ever since. I attended College at Florida Institute of Technology that provided me with my PADI Open Water Instructor rating in 1984. I have had many mentors in diving over the years, but the most notable are Drew Richardson; president and CEO of PADI, and now Ron “Swami” Willis; owner of West Shore Scuba. I am often asked why I continue to teach, and the answer is quite simple; I love Diving, Divers, and the entire community of people that love the Ocean environment. One of the things that continues to “trip my trigger”, is the “light bulb” that goes off in a student’s head during their first breaths underwater. That transition from extreme anxiety to one of comfort, and the realization of wonder in a new divers eyes is extremely gratifying.

Dr. Terry Zebulske
Dr. Terry Zebulske

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

I have always loved the water and filled many days with swimming and snorkeling.  But it was on a trip to Roatan with my son that first opened my eyes to the wonderful world of scuba.  I will never forgot my first dive in the ocean, the warm, salty, clear blue water, filled with marine life and coral. Diving in God’s beautiful sea changed me forever.  Now I am thrilled to be able to share this amazing sport by being a scuba instructor on the crew at West Shore Scuba.  I would encourage everyone to come and discover the beauty and thrill of scuba.

Amanda Parr
Amanda Parr

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Amanda, a career globetrotter for 15+ years, had her first Scuba experience with a wild dolphin on the west coast of Ireland. Who wouldn't get hooked? Over the years she has continued to build her experience and certifications in diverse environments and now as a PADI Instructor, has dived and taught in locations such as the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Although Amanda is accostomed to the tropical barefoot beach life, she is always eager for an opportunity to travel to the "Amish Caribbean" in the off season to be a part of the Westshore Scuba team. She is a bit of a sissy when it comes to diving in the cold quarry, but the crew are some of the most professional she has ever worked with and there is always something interesting going on and new to learn at Westshore Scuba. As a Yoga Instructor, it is only natural that she recognizes a profound and beneficial relationship between Yoga and Scuba Diving and has been developing and teaching a unique fusion of the two since 2014, including authoring the original PADI Yoga Diver Course, which is offered at Westshore Scuba every summer.

Ross Sackler
Ross Sackler

Open Water Scuba/Specialty Instructor

I did a Discover Scuba Diving cruise excursion in St. Thomas and absolutely fell in love with the underwater world. I obtained my Open Water certification in order to go on a dive in Aruba and was hooked. Since then, I’ve been motivated to move up the ranks by gaining as much experience and knowledge as possible so as to become a better diver and peer. West Shore Scuba has an amazing, supportive community of people and instructors who share in the excitement and passion of diving. When not in the water, you may find me pursuing my other passion as a musician playing with my band, Smooth Like Clyde.

Lori Leedy
Lori Leedy

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Lori achieved the PADI professional rating of Open Water Scuba Instructor in October 2020.

Ted Guarriello
Ted Guarriello

Open Water Scuba Instructor


Ted got his OW certification in 2016 in prep for a BVI trip with friends. Ted loves being underwater as well as encouraging and teaching others. Ted earned his Open Water Scuba Instructor certification in May 2021.

Heath Scoggin
Heath Scoggin

Open Water Scuba Instructor

I obtained my Open Water Certification in 1990 in a Physical Education class at North Carolina State University, with my Open Water check-out dives at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, FL.  I fell in love with the freedom of exploration and peacefulness underwater.  After raising a family, I introduced my kids to the wonders of Scuba diving in 2012 and began my path to PADI Pro.  It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce new divers to the world of SCUBA diving.

Kyle Kuzo
Kyle Kuzo

Open Water Scuba Instructor

I’ve been involved with diving since I was 21. With over 3500 dives, I have extensive knowledge of all kinds of diving conditions and travel. I’ve been diving all over the world and love to share my passion with others. I enjoy all types of diving, from the warm tropics, to tech diving, to ice diving, to relic hunting, every dive is better than the one before and I am always eager for the next.

Trinity Wiker
Trinity Wiker

Open Water Scuba Instructor

I have always been obsessed with being in the water. When I tried out SCUBA while living in Australia I was hooked! For me, being underwater is the most calming and peaceful place my mind can be and when you throw in beautiful creatures it's like winning the lottery.
Tom Scherer
Tom Scherer

Divemaster

My brother had me try his SCUBA gear back in 2012 in a pool and I instantly fell in love. For the first time I experienced the ability to stay underwater longer and check things out w/o having to return to the surface for air. It was awesome. 

 Six months later I obtained my first Open Water certification and couldn't wait to learn more. I have since worked my way up through dive-master. I'm comfortable at this level of certification and thoroughly enjoy helping our instructors by keeping an eye out on students not going through their skill sets, helping students to practice skills they are having difficulty with, and acting as a sounding board for people looking for hints on gear setup and streamlining. 

 Hard to believe it’s been almost five full years. Come see West Shore Scuba for your SCUBA certification and sign up for some dive trips with us. You won’t be disappointed!

Kurt Williams
Kurt Williams

Divemaster 

Kurt began diving with his father in 1990 on a trip to Roatan, but “turned pro” in 2019.   He has enjoyed diving all over the Caribbean and Hawaii and is excited to assist WSS’s instructors in and out of the water as they introduce others to scuba diving.

When not under the water, Kurt is land use and environmental attorney in Carlisle.  Kurt’s other “professional pastime” is aviation, where he holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate for multi-engine aircraft and is also a Certificated Flight Instructor.

Kurt loves the travel, ecology, science and camaraderie of diving. 

Ryan Moskalczak 
Ryan Moskalczak 

Divemaster

I was hooked on breathing underwater after trying a Discover Scuba in 2018. I then promptly took 3 more. The underwater world is my peaceful retreat from the noisy world we live in. I became a Divemaster in 2020 and enjoy watching students taking their first underwater breaths. 

Jon Blandford
Jon Blandford

Divemaster

My path to WSS is an interesting story. A botched trip to Key Largo, thanks to Irma, and 2 months from running out of time on my eLearning brought me to WSS. Long story short I got certified 2 weeks after walking into the shop and the rest is history. I became a Divemaster in 2019 and enjoy leading dives, working with divers on skills improvement such as buoyancy control and navigation, and keeping a watchful eye on OW student.  What I love about diving is the peace I find underwater. Nothing makes me happier than warm water, my favorite regulator, and my camera, except maybe manta rays in Bonaire. Macro photography is my jam, so if you see me near the bottom face to face with a rock for 10 minutes, I’m probably fine, just checking out some tiny creature. Check out my work on Instagram @jb_dives. My other diving interests are Night diving, Wreck diving, Lionfish Eradication, and Sidemount. Diving Bucket list: Dive the USS Oriskany, Find a Meg Tooth, and continue the search for the elusive Frogfish.   

Claire Leedy
Claire Leedy

Divemaster

Claire is a recent graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a passion for all things marine life. She got into diving in 2017 to prepare for a career in Marine Biology and hasn't stopped since. Come join this amazing community and experience the underwater world like never before!

Garry Slobodian
Garry Slobodian

Divemaster

Diving provides me with the intellectual stimulation, the physical challenge, and the emotional satisfaction of being in the sea with so many wonderful creatures. I love helping others enjoy the sport as much as I do.

Lucas Collins
Lucas Collins

Divemaster

 

 

Duston Shull
Duston Shull

Divemaster

Earl Myers
Earl Myers

Shop Staff

I started diving almost 2 years ago. Since then I've obtained the Master Scuba Diver certification. I work at the West Shore Scuba Shop as a Retail Associate. The best thing about working at West Shore Scuba is meeting alot of fellow scuba divers and hearing about their dive experiences

Joe Basso
Joe Basso

Gear Technician

As a Gear Technician with West Shore Scuba, Joe has been repairing, servicing and maintaining Scuba Gear since 2004.  Joe is certified by the following vendors and knows their gear extensively: Aqualung, Apex, Mares, Dive Rite, Zeagle, Tusa, Sherwood, Ocean Reef and OTS.  Call the shop with any of your gear problems and Joe is the guy that can get you sorted out and back in the water in no time!

Jim Weakland
Jim Weakland

Retail Associate

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