DIT Administration & Faculty

Michelle Perrigo, Director of Compliance & Assessments Coordinator

MichellePerrigo2Michelle is a native of Cleveland, Ohio who moved to Seattle in 2010 from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She earned a B.A. from the College of Wooster and a Master’s of Social Work from Western Michigan University. Michelle spent 12 years around higher education in student leadership development and curriculum/program implementation as a student organization advisor. She’s also worked as a mental health counselor in Michigan and Seattle. Michelle came to DIT in August 2011 as the regular front desk substitute. She is now the Director of Compliance managing the school’s  ACCSC accreditation and serving the Training department and industry by organizing applications for prior learning/top-up assessments so industry divers and DIT graduates can advance their certifications and expand their commercial diving opportunities.

Advice to New Divers
“Remember to breathe. If you forget that, it’s all down hill from there. Also, treat with respect everyone you meet, whether they seem important or not. How you treat others shows who you really are.”


Lynda Sharp— Registrar, Student Services

Lynda joined the DIT staff in 2011 with a background in proprietary and public schools and a Master’s in Education. Lynda oversees student and alumni records and maintains the Learning Resource Center on campus.

Dawn Brown – Inventory Specialist/NW Dive Supply Retail Operations Manager

Dawn was born and raised in Dallas Texas and moved to Seattle in 2015 after living in Colorado for 3 years.  She spent five years working for the Dallas Cowboys as their Key Account Manager in Merchandising, she also has over a decade’s worth of experience in inventory management and accounting.

Mark Martinez, NW DIVE SUPPLY Retail Associate