The staff of Adventure Sports Unlimited (ASU) are truly unique individuals. Through their experience in diving the demanding environments of Monterey/Carmel Bay, the staff are highly trained and knowledgeable. Their understanding of the high level of equipment necessary to play in water spaces of our world is without parallel. However, what makes them really special is their compassion for people. For our charter is to train people to play, safely and enjoyably, in our complex water wilderness. This takes honed people skills to guide our customers into this amazing liquid space. ASU’s staff does this with a smile, and unrelenting positive energy to make all our adventures fly to the highest level of success. Plus, they are all unbelievable chefs…a great combo!

The Judsons

The Judsons

Owners

Ryan’s family started Adventure Sports in 1978, when he was just 5 years old. He has grown up with the business and is a true water-man. In 2009, he met Emily and they fell in love. Today, they have 2 children, Odin and Ophelia, and the family has taken the reigns of this well-oiled machine we know as Adventure Sports.

The Judson family likes to have fun. They like to travel to amazing places to dive, surf, snowboard, and just to taste life.

At any point during the day, you can find Ryan or Emily hanging around the shop doing anything they can do to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Dennis Judson

Dennis Judson

Owner / PADI OWSI

Not only was Dennis a PADI instructor, he was also a certified NAUI and ANDI (Nitrox) Instructor since 1979. He was an international excursion leader, world class beach/camp chef, and swim instructor and trainer. Dennis was very popular with the children he instructed and his distinct laugh and seal bark is missed immensely across the swim deck everyday!

Virginia Wedderburn

Virginia Wedderburn

Owner / Travel Coordinator

PADI, NAUI Instructor. Retired Emeritus. International excursion leader and perhaps the most interesting woman in the universe and beyond. You are missed! We love you Ginny!

Kelly Margheriti

Kelly Margheriti

Director of Operations / Head Honcho

Kelly is the Aquatics Director at Adventure Sports. She has been teaching swimming at ASU since 1999 and has helped hundreds of kids excel in the water. Kelly has a gentle but assertive teaching style that even the most reluctant children respond to. Kelly works full time at ASU, but also enjoys reading and taking her dog to the park. Kelly teaches private lessons on Saturdays and works in the office on Mondays through Thursday.

Kyle Gorham

Kyle Gorham

Swim Department Manager / PADI OWSI / Instructor

Kyle has been teaching with ASU since 2005. Kyle knows exactly what it takes to become an excellent swimmer and helps all of his students become just that. Besides teaching swimming with us, Kyle is also a lifeguard for Club One at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. Kyle is a graduate of UCSC and will be attending grad school for Chemistry soon! Kyle teaches group and private swim lessons on Saturdays.