"My father named me after the Fleetwood Mac song, Rhiannon. It wasn't until they got me home that they realized there was an 'on' on the end, so my name is spelled a little differently!
I started diving when I was 13. My dad signed me up and I wasn't happy! We were living in Asheboro, NC and I was certified in a rock quarry. I went on my first trip to the Cayman's when I was 15 and went back about 3 years ago.
I was single and about to graduate from college. I was trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life. I decided I was going to travel and dive. I started applying for jobs all over the world. It took me about a year and 3 months and I got a phone call from Amy Slate. She hired me over the phone.
I was here 2 weeks later. I had never been here before, I didn't know anyone. I drove down and it has been a good spiral ever since. From Amy's I went to Ocean Diver's, I waited tables at Cafe Largo and now I am part of the History of Diving Museum.
My parents are so supportive. This is the first big dream that I have had, so my parents told me to go for it. I actually had all of my paperwork done to go to Korea for a year to teach English.
2 years later, here I am. I am happy with my decisions and I am super excited to be a part of the History of Diving Museum and all we do with the community!"