50dives Team

Joe Ross

Diver
joe@50dives.com

Total dives: 3778

Instructor Level Certifications:

Tec Instructor (PADI)
Master Scuba Diver Trainer (PADI)
Instructor - Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries (DAN)
Instructor - First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (DAN)
Instructor - Neurological Assessment (DAN)
Instructor - Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (DAN)
Instructor - Diving Emergency Management Provider (DAN)
Deep Instructor (PADI)
Underwater Navigator Instructor (PADI)
Enriched Air Instructor (PADI)
Altitude Instructor (PADI)
Dry Suit Instructor (PADI)
Open Water Scuba Instructor (PADI)
EFR Instructor (Emergency First Response)
Care for Children w/AED Instructor (PADI)
Divemaster (PADI)

Diver Level Certifications:

Tec Trimix (DSAT/PADI)
Extended Range Diver (TDI)
Decompression Procedures Diver (TDI)
Advanced Nitrox Diver (TDI)
Tec65 (DSAT/PADI)
Tec50 (DSAT/PADI)
Tec45 (DSAT/PADI)
Tec40 (DSAT/PADI)

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Joe Ross

Joe Ross

Diver

Keith Harvey

Diver
keith@50dives.com

Certification Level:

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (PADI)
EFR Instructor (Emergency First Response)

Certifying Agencies:

PADI
TDI

Instructor Specialties:

Altitude
Atlantis/Dolphin Rebreather
Boat
Care For Children w/AED
DAN
Deep
Dry Suit
Enriched Air
Full Face Mask
Multilevel
Night
Underwater Navigation
Tec Rec Trimix Blender
Wreck

Diving Specialties:

Advanced Nitrox
KISS Rebreather
PRISM Rebreather

Non-Diving Specialties:

PSI Cylinder Inspector

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Keith Harvey

Keith Harvey

Diver

Mike Sylvester

Diver
mike@50dives.com

Instructor Level Certifications:

Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Open Water Scuba Instructor
Divemaster
EFR Instructor
Specialties
Sidemount Instructor
Underwater Navigator Instructor
Underwater Videographer Instructor
Tec Rec Trimix Diver Instructor
Tec Rec Deep Instructor
Ice Instructor
Atlantis/Dolphin Rebreather Instructor
Boat Instructor
Search & Recovery Instructor
Equipment Specialist Instructor
Deep Instructor
Enriched Air Instructor
Multilevel Diver Instructor
Night Diver Instructor
Care for Children w/AED Instructor
Altitude Instructor
Dry Suit Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
Project Aware Instructor
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor

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Mike Sylvester

Mike Sylvester

Diver

Meghan Burk

Reporter
meghan@50dives.com

Adventurer and nature lover, she has a passion for mountain-life. Growing up in Vermont and then moving to Lake Tahoe has fueled her excitement for the outdoors. When she's not acting as a reporter for Mountain Resort TV or writing the next travel article for Getaway Reno/Tahoe, you'll find her kayaking, hiking or diving into the next big adventure. Watch out, she's a mean baker.

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Meghan Burk

Meghan Burk

Reporter

James Matthew Morning (Matt)

Producer
matt@50dives.com

Growing up in majestic Mammoth Lakes provided the perfect backdrop for this young creative mind and by the time Matt took his first photography calls in High School he was hooked. In 2003, Matt began his professional photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Here is where Matt came into his own refining his photography, videography, editing and graphic design skills, while apprenticing under renowned fashion photographer, David Lachapelle. Upon graduation in 2006, Matt began shooting action sports for X Games, ESPN and Rockstar.

2007 brought new opportunity; Matt was offered a position at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. As the properties photographer/videographer Matt was responsible for capturing ever moment on the property from concerts, restaurant openings, and citywide events to filming branded campaign commercials and in-room videos. Wanting to expand his skills and challenge himself, Matt made the move to “agency life” in 2011. As Director of Photography for The Zap Lab he led crews on projects for Hyatt Hotels, Mercedes Benz of Reno, and Port of Subs.

In early 2014 a dream was realized when Matt and his best friend, Melissa Achurra, founded Avian Films. Avian’s client list is as vast as it is unique, from the reality hunting show, Syndicate Hunting to Plush Life TV (a local lifestyle show). Matt brings his signature style, exceptional eye for the perfect shot and passion to each and every project.

Client list: ESPN, Rockstar, Mammoth mountain, Sonocine, Plush life TV, Getaway Magazine, Giant bikes, Syndicate Hunting, Kryptek Camo, Smith Optics, Hyatt Hotels, Port of Subs, Mercedes Benz of Reno

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James Matthew Morning (Matt)

James Matthew Morning (Matt)

Producer

Jill Rutherford

Public & Media Relations
jill@50dives.com

50dives Role

Jill is responsible for leading media and public relations efforts. This includes media relations and PR efforts promoting the entire project, as well as advance media to support the diving events in each state.

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Jill Rutherford

Jill Rutherford

Public & Media Relations