Interview with RESTOKE Ambassador Jodi Leafer April 28, 2015 06:00
RESTOKE, a lifestyle apparel line created to inspire the pursuit of stoke and to fire you up to never stop doing what excites you, just sat down with Brand Ambassador Jodi Leafer to chat with her about her scuba diving adventures and to find out why she’s so passionate to help spread RESTOKE!
First, let me say welcome to the RESTOKE family Jodi! We’re excited to have you as an Ambassador! What were your initial thoughts about the RESTOKE brand?
I am both honored and thrilled to be part of the RESTOKE family as a Brand Ambassador because RESTOKE reminds us all to NEVER STOP the thing, whatever it is, that exhilarates you and makes you feel like there is no limit in what you can do. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
Tell us about your background, where are you from?
Massachusetts, North of Bean Town. GO Patriots!
When did you experience your first stoke?
I’d say my first stoke was in 1993, that was the first time I ever scuba dove in the cold North Atlantic Ocean, the water looked brown. I couldn’t catch my breath but the moment I descended further down into the ocean, I was blown away by the abundance of life I was seeing.
What do you do now to RESTOKE?
When I need to RESTOKE I'll hop on the next plane to Cozumel, the Mexican Caribbean's largest island, aka The scuba divers playground.
What other people or organizations that inspire you or your work?
I’m a huge supporter of organizations like Shark Angels, White Shark Advocacy, Fin Free and Sea Shepard. Organizations like these are instrumental in bringing awareness to the main stream and teach us why we need to protect and live together with these beautiful creatures.
Whats your goal for your next big Restoke? Doing What?
I look forward to diving the Red Sea in Eilat Isrial one day soon.
Best stoke to date?
Diving “Manta Alley” in Komodo, Indonesia; there were so many beautiful elegant mantas (HUGE) and white tips sharks swimming all around us it was wonderous; so serene.
Also, Freediving with the Whale Sharks in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Whale sharks can range anywhere from10-15 ft long and some are even larger! Another amazing experience!