Meet the Team
Keith Cormican is the owner of Wazee Sports Center LLC in Black River Falls WI. Since his certification in 1990, Keith has had the opportunity to dive in many locations throughout the world. His main interest and passion has always been being involved with Public Safety Diving.
He opened up the Wazee Sports Center in 1996 to serve the many divers that would be coming to the old iron mine, now called Wazee Lake. This was also the year that he assisted with forming the Sheriff’s Dept. dive team, The Jackson County Dive Unit.
Over the past 20+ years he has been involved with many recoveries throughout the Midwest. He continues to hone his skills and pass on this knowledge to students and friends
2013 marks another milestone for Keith, working on starting a non-profit organization to educate communities about water safety and assist families affected by drowning accidents. Bruce’s Legacy Search and Recovery will provide community education and perform search and recovery operations using a side-scan sonar unit.
“It’s been a long time goal of mine to have an official organization that can assist in search and recovery operations and give families a peace of mind so they can move forward after a tragic drowning accident.”
During his dive career Keith has seen caves, sharks, shipwrecks and more fish than can be counted but he considers himself fortunate to have dove many of the shipwrecks that lay in the bottom of the Great Lakes.
Among his numerous personal certifications Keith offers PADI, SDI, TDI and ERDI courses. He has worked his way to become an Instructor Trainer through TDI Advanced Tri Mix, SDI Instructors and ERDI Instructors.
He holds 5 Dive Rescue International certifications and is an Instructor Trainer for Emergency Response Diving International offering 10 different courses to Public Safety Divers. He has taught these courses throughout WI, IL, IN, IA and MN.
Jeremy Cormican became a certified scuba diver in 1996. He helped in the incorporation of the Jackson County Dive Unit in 1996 and served as Treasurer for a term. While serving as a sworn deputy on the Dive Unit he assisted in the recovery of drowning victims.
In July of 2000, he moved to Denver, Colorado where he ran a mortgage company for 7 years. In June of 2007 Jeremy moved to Barcelona, Spain to run an events company. He stayed there for 6 years, often conducting business in France and Germany. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Central America.
In March of 2013 he moved back to his hometown to assist his father’s dive store business.
Jeremy holds certifications for Rescue Diver, Ice Diver, Dry Suit and Divemaster
Ed Davis is an avid Diver and when you find him out at the lake without a class, he’s probably trying his luck with some underwater fishing. Ed is the Inventor of the Scuba Stik: the Underwater fish pole. Also inventor of the ‘Vindicator’ safety valves.
He has even wrote a PADI course for underwater fishing which he now instructs at Lake Wazee.
To learn more about Ed or his Scuba Stik click here!
Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Night Diver, Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Wreck Diver, Ice Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Dive Master, Open Water Scuba Instructor, Specialty Instructor (Dry Suit, Night, Boat, Deep Enriched Air, Wreck, Ice Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation and Underwater Angler*) and Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
*Underwater Angler course written by Ed Davis and approved by PADI 01/2008.
Technical Diving International- Advanced Nitrox Diver and Decompression Procedures Diver.
ERDI- ERD-1 Public Safety Diver
Emergency First Response- Primary/Secondary and Care for Children
Shawn Simonson has been diving since 2002. He lives in Lake
Crystal, Mn. which is about 10 miles west of Mankato in south central Mn. He is the owner and operator of an electrical contracting company “Blue Heron Electric, LLC”. He enjoys camping, the great outdoors, spending time with his family and friends, and of course DIVING.
He enjoys diving from 30 feet to 330 feet. His favorite dive destination so far is Cozumel Mexico. His favorite dive so far is the Gunilda wreck near Rossport Ontario in Canad.
Open water diver, advanced open water diver, ice diver, rescue diver and dive master.
Computer nitrox diver, advanced nitrox diver, decompression procedures diver, entry level trimix diver, advanced trimix diver, SDI open water scuba diver instructor, CPROX1st AED administrator, CPROX1st AED instructor.
Jenny Gregor grew up in Litchfield, MN with her younger brother Jeff and her mother Karen.
Jenny is a 2006 graduate of Mayo Clinic’s School of Health Sciences and received certification as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist. Jenny’s more recent accomplishment was earning her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in May of 2010.
Jenny married her husband Robert in 2008 and celebrated with a trip to Hawaii. After their incredible trip to Hawaii, Jenny and Robert decided to receive scuba certification. Jenny received her Open Water Scuba Certification in Hawaii in May 2009.
Since being certified; Jenny has logged over 80 dives, has dove around all of the Hawaiian Islands, Lake Michigan, and the beautiful Lake Wazee.
Currently, Jenny is employed by Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in the Cardiac Cath Lab. She also coaches figure skating. Jenny resides in La Crescent, Minnesota with her husband Robert.
Robert Gregor grew up in Hamel, MN. After High School graduation Robert joined the United States Marine Corps and worked as an aviation ordinance technician in Miramar, CA. A
fter a deployment to Iraq Robert left his active duty status to come back to MN where he married his wife Jenny. Robert and Jenny were scuba certified in May of 2009 in Honolulu, HI.
Since his open water certification Robert has received many specialties including deep, ice, navigation, and rescue diver. He has dove in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Lake Michigan, and Lake Wazee.