CJ learned to dive from Captain Steve as a kid and worked at Dive Maui during college break in the summer of 2007. CJ is a devoted yogi and in 2016 yoga took her to Thailand where she went diving again and was startled by how similar it is to yoga. She believes diving and yoga are forms of active meditation that open the mind and contribute to a collective consciousness with nature conservation at the heart. Shortly after her reintroduction to diving, CJ moved from Thailand to Indonesia and enrolled in PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor courses. After completing her training, CJ stayed in Indonesia to work as a dive professional and met her husband, Nichlas, who is a dive instructor as well. CJ and Nichlas left Indonesia in 2018 to work in the Bahamas as shark photographers. In August of 2018 CJ and Nichlas returned to Maui. CJ is grateful to be back, diving with Steve, teaching yoga, and planning yoga and scuba retreats. When she’s not diving or on the mat CJ enjoys exploring and adventuring around the island with Nichlas and their dog, Zeppelin.