Tampa Bay Unit President
Daniel Perez, Jr., an attorney, Law Office of Daniel Perez, Jr., P.A., and Of Counsel for the law firm of Florin and Roebig with offices throughout Florida. Daniel is a former Assistant District Attorney with Shawnee County, Kansas and former Assistant State Attorney with the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa, Florida. He earned his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law and BA from the University of South Florida. He has been a Scuba Diver since 1987 with diving certifications to include: PADI open water, PADI advanced open water, NAUI Rescue Diver, EANx, NAUI Master Scuba Diver, American Academy of Underwater Sciences, (AAUS) qualified diver, and a Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Boat Captain. Dan and his wife Carrie have been married for 22 years, (Carrie is a PADI advanced scuba diver since 1987). They have two boys, 16 and 12, both active T.R.U.E Dive Team Explorers. Additionally, Dan and his family enjoy the outdoors fishing, hunting and family trips abroad scuba diving all over the Caribbean.
Volunteering helping today’s youth is essential to Dan, as he does all he can do to ensure he leaves a rich legacy of love for his children and future generations.
Tampa Bay Unit Scientist
Chris Bradshaw has had a lifelong interest in aquatic life. He received his Masters in Marine Biology (2006) from the College of Charleston and his BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M (2002). Chris’ thesis was on spotted seatrout and their spawning behavior in Charleston, SC. In Charleston Chris worked for the South Carolina DNR and as an Eco-tour-guide in Charleston Harbor. Chris met and married his wife Julie of 6 years in Charleston, SC where they were both in grad school at the College of Charleston. Chris came to Florida 6 years ago to work for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) studying fish all over Florida. During his work with FWC Chris has worked along both coasts of Florida, in the keys, extensively in Florida Bay, and in the Dry Tortugas. Currently he is a Research Scientist with the Fisheries Dependent Monitoring Group managing the FWC commercial port agents around the state. He has been diving for scientific purposes for 10 years. He is CPR/First Aid & O2 certified, a NAUI Rescue Diver, and an AAUS diver for FWC.
Tampa Bay Unit Scientist and Scuba Instructor
Julie earned a Bachelors degree in Biology from Albion College in
Michigan. After this she left the mitten and never looked back. She
has lived, worked and traveled all of the major US coasts for the past
several years. She taught marine science, snorkeling and kayaking on
Catalina Island, California. She has also worked as a professional
sailor aboard tallships on both the East and West coost of the U.S.
She earned a masters degree in marine biology from the College of
Charleston. She also worked as a fisheries biologist for the state of
Florida for over 6 years. She is currently teaching high school
science to the nation’s best soccer players in the U-17 program at
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School.
In addition to constantly teaching and learning about marine science,
Julie earned her NAUI instructor certification while working at
SeaTrek, BVI a summer camp in the BVI where campers and crew live
aboard 45′ sailing catamarans and dive throughout the island chain.
She is fascinated by the marine environment and adores sharing that
fascination with people of all ages.