April’s Speaker – Wade Norton, founder and past President of Oregon Scuba Club

Wade & Debi were founding members of Oregon Scuba Club and both served years as officers in the club (including Wade’s 5 terms as club President). They were influential in development of the club, infrastructure, by-laws, creation of the newsletter and website and more. They are excited to return to Oregon or as they refer to it, “home”

Join us this April to hear some of Wade’s stories, see photos and experience what it was like in the early years of Oregon Scuba Club!

Wade and Debi cropped
 Round Table Pizza
10070 Southwest Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR 97219

When: Thursday, April 7th at 7pm

Bio: Wade Norton, in business, is a senior level executive, sales leader, marketing leader, astute manager, tutor, motivator and trainer with over 25 years experience. Wade has held a series of increasingly expanding positions, including Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Fleet Support, Regional Director of Sales and Director of Field National Accounts. Under his leadership, companies such as Komatsu Equipment Company, Cummins Engine Company and Motor Coach Industries consistently earned recognition and awards for performance and profitability achievements.

In the SCUBA community Wade (and Debi) are passionate divers.  Certified in Oregon in 1996 they each have hundreds of logged dives, many of which have been in the unique cold abyss of the Pacific Northwest. They have diving certifications from PADI, Nauii, and TDI.

We have been fortunate to experience wonderful and diverse dive destinations such as the Solomon Islands, Hawaii, the west coast and the inside passage, Mexican coasts and Cenotes, amazing shore diving of Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Roatan and so many more.
Some of our all-time favorites were learning to “call in” sharks while diving in the Solomon’s, Snorkeling with a Humpback Whale mother and pup, Diving with friendly wolf eels near Canada’s famed Browning Wall. And numerous wrecks, including the famed, Wreck of the Diamond Knot (Strait of Juan de Fuca).