Alese O. Pechter , 2000
Alese is a renowned underwater photojournalist. Her work has appeared in most scuba magazines, on internet websites and in general interest publications. She co-wrote the award winning book What's in the Deep? (an ocean-oriented book for youngsters). Alese is an active photographer, writer, teacher, diver, lecturer and marine ecology advocate. Together with her husband, she has been the DEMA photographer for over 20 years. She is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Association of Press Photographers and the North American Travel Writers Association. Her contact and work with the industry, public and media has helped to change the macho" image of SCUBA to that of a family recreational sport. She is a Platinum Pro 5000 Diver an elected Fellow National in the Explorer's Club has received the NOGI for Distinguished Service and the 2008 Beneath The Sea Diver of the Year."