Denise was born and raised in Baton Rouge, but spent her summers sailing on the Gulf of Mexico with her family. Her love for the sea led her to work first as a Divemaster (on liveaboards throughout the Caribbean), and later as an Instructor. She now resides in Ft Myers, FL, where she works as a PADI SCUBA Master Instructor, USCG Licensed (100-ton) Captain, and massage therapist. Denise has now spent 9 seasons working with whales on the Silver Bank, and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Denise has a passion for cetaceans, and a love for sharing that passion with others. Her impressive skills in guiding and operating the tenders ensure quality interactions above and below water. Denise also offers massage services onboard the T&C Explorer II, helping you unwind and relax after an exciting day on the tenders.