Staff

Ron Willis
Ron Willis

Owner / PADI Gold 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!

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 Thornton
Scott Thornton

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

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. 

 

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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.

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.

Ryan Moskalczak 
Ryan Moskalczak 

Divemaster/DSD Leader

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. 

Bekah Rundall
Bekah Rundall

Mermaid Instructor

Scuba Instructor

Shop Staff

 

Bekah started diving in May of 2021 and was immediatly hooked. Growing up, Bekah wanted to become a mermaid; she is currently living her dream.

Her favorite underwater creatures and sites are stoplight parrotfish, jellyfish, octopus, flamingo tongue, and any wreck to explore and penetrate. 

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!

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!

 

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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.

 

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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

Lucas Collins
Lucas Collins

DIVEMASTER

I was first certified in December 2004 in preparation for a family dive trip to Key Largo.  I immediately found an affinity and natural ease with being underwater, but was unable to dive regularly. Fast forward to 2016 and an Army Reserves deployment to the Caribbean where I was able to dive more regularly, I truly realized how important diving can be for emotional and physical well-being. I finally resumed my dive education, eventually becoming a PADI Master Diver and PADI Divemaster around 2019.  I look forward to working with prospective divers and certified divers alike in making the absolute most out of their bubble time.

Leon Franken
Leon Franken

Divemaster 

Gear Technician

Leon started his love of diving in 2006 with a try scuba in Cozumel. He became an SSI Dive Control Specialist in 2013, and completed a 4 week PADI Divemaster internship on Roatan in 2022. 

Leon loves warm water tropical diving as well as diving for fossils in the Cooper River, SC. His favorite hangout is Cocoview Resort, Roatan. Leon is very eager to share his love of diving with everyone.

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