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Greg Lashbrook is a nationally recognized underwater cameraman. For the past 40 years, Greg has made an average of 200 dives per year in the Great Lakes. Greg’s dive career began as a pool boy and runner for Don Evans’ basic scuba course at the Port Huron YMCA. Over the years, Greg became a divemaster, a law enforcement search and rescue diver, and a commercial hard-hat diver. Today, Greg is a National Geographic accredited cameraman and the only professional underwater shooter in the Great Lakes to specialize in aquatic life.
Kathy Johnson is a professional diver, journalist, and film producer. Kathy’s dive career also began in high school. She was a volunteer member of the St. Clair County Sherriff Dive Rescue and Recovery Team for 10 years and worked as a commercial diver. One of her more interesting dive jobs took place inside a garbage dump. You can read her first-hand account at “Down in the Dumps, A day in the life of a garbage dump diver.”
In 2020, Kathy graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. An advocate for freshwater aquatic life, Kathy uses her writing and production skills to bring awareness to freshwater issues and champion aquatic life. For a complete listing of Kathy’s publications click here.
Kathy and Greg are the only professional divers to specialize in filming freshwater fish and turtles and well… anything that spends time in, around, or under the Great Lakes.
Kathy and Greg’s video footage, expertise and habitat assessments have been used by researchers and facilities across the Great Lakes basin including; Fishes & Oceans Canada, USFWS, USGS, NOAA, MDNR, Michigan Sea Grant, ROM, Shedd Aquarium, PBS and the Discovery network.
Kathy and Greg have also worked with multiple Native American Nations in the Great Lakes region. This work led to the production of two separate documentaries highlighting Tribal habitat restoration projects.
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