The Memorial Reef™ is managed by Operations Director Jim Hutslar. A lifelong boater and divemaster, Jim had ended a career in medical sales when he decided to join the Reef project. An environmentalist at heart, Hutslar is thrilled to see the progress at the Reef.
With 900 dives to the Memorial Reef™ under his belt, Hutslar is easily accepted by the marine wildlife. He handles deployments to the Reef and often accompanies families who wish to visit a Memorial. Participating in establishing a Reef Memorial is a bonding experience, one that often leans towards ongoing contact, repeat dives, and the occasional picture sent to the family.
Hutslar is proud to provided this green burial alternative to a traditional burial, offering a unique and ecologically sensitive Memorial following cremation.