Donovan Burgess

Founder, Lead Instructor and Guide


Donovan is a professional educator and accomplished “waterman” with a lifetime of experience in the outdoors.  He has combined his years of training, teaching, and experience to create the Liquid Sessions surf curriculum.  Experience and training prior to developing Liquid Sessions includes:

  • 8 Years of experience teaching Surfing in Central and North America
  • P.A.D.I.  Scuba Wreck Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Dive Instructor
  • Diving Emergency Management Provider –  Instructor
  • Neurological Assessment – Instructor
  • Basic Life Support CPR and First Aid – Instructor
  • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries – Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen for Diving Injuries Provider – Instructor
  • Jack Mtn. Bushcraft School – Yearlong Immersion Program
  • U.S. Army 5 1/2 years active