Diving since 1994, Roger is a NAUI Divemaster and Diveheart Advanced Adaptive Buddy. After a 48 year career of military, commercial, and EMS piloting, Roger retired from flying in 2016. Sharing his love of diving with adaptive divers has changed his life in ways he never had imagined. Witnessing the absolute joy, liberation, and feeling of accomplishment expressed by the men, women, and children he has helped introduce to diving has immeasurably enriched his life.
Danielle Moore is a member of our Events Committee. She brings a unique perspective with her diverse experience in volunteering and being a participant in an event. She is an above knee amputee that has found a passion for scuba diving through this organization. She has done event planning with a variety of organizations for 11 years some of those organizations include American Cancer Society and her HOA. She is also a part of the Dallas Amputee Network and an alumni with Adaptive Training Foundation. She’s a creative thinker and will help us create bigger and better events for all of you to enjoy. She wants everyone that has physical or mental disabilities to experience what it is like to breathe under water and feel like a mermaid or merman. This was a very freeing experience for her and she wants to help us get our information out there so we can do more events for all of you to enjoy.
Billie Compton & Sweet Abigail
Billie Compton has worked with special needs since starting at an Alzheimer’s facility while she was in high school. She continued Working as a caregiver for adults and children with different ranges of physical and mental challenges throughout her adult life. After having her daughter Abigail she made life changes so she could focus on motherhood of a child with special needs. Abigail was born blind with midline brain abnormalities. Billie was introduced to Adapt-Able by her long time friend Carl. After getting involved with Adapt-Able and attending her first Adapt-Able Scuba Event, she saw how amazing diving is for the kids and adults. Billie decided to continue as a volunteer. She is hoping to one day get Abigail involved.
Bjorn has been a SCUBA instructor since 2014 and an SDI Scubility instructor since 2019 – teaching disabled divers for several organizations in the Midwest and Southwest. Bjorn finds the work with this community to be some of the most inspiring instruction that he does and assumed the role of Treasurer for Adapt-Able Scuba in 2021.
Bjorn runs a TDI training facility in Dallas and is a multi-agency instructor with TDI/SDI, PADI, and RAID actively teaching technical diving throughout the US and Caribbean including TDI Full Cave, Side mount, and Extended Range. He volunteers as a member of the IUCRR (International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery) as a support diver. He enjoys rebreather, wreck, and cave diving in the US, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Professionally, Bjorn has worked as a software engineer for 25 years in finance and telecommunications and currently leads a team of software developers as a Senior Engineering Manager at ABC Fitness Solutions developing solutions for Revenue Cycle Management.