Vallorie J. Hodges , 2004
Vallorie has been involved in the diving industry since 1983; she is a Master Instructor, scientific diver and has more than 7,100 dives. She is the Dive Safety Officer for the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where she recruits, trains and manages 150 volunteer and staff divers. Vallorie has served on the boards of the American Academy of Underwater Science and the Association of Dive Program Administrators. Her experiences have spanned careers in law enforcement, public safety diving, dive instruction, journalism, light commercial diving, scientific diving, dive equipment testing, and working with public aquariums as an aquarist and dive safety officer. She is also an accomplished musician.