Vicki is the
donor of the DSTII submarine, created by her long term friend and
mentor, Dan Scott Taylor II. Vicki participated in much of the
design and construction phase of the DSTII from its beginning and
inherited it after Mr. Taylorís untimely passing. The submarine
was constructed by Dan Scott Taylor as a follow up mission to his
1969 home built submarine assault on Loch Ness to find Nessie.
Leonard Mudd's interest in the Loch Ness Monster began as a child.
Her grandfather filled her head full of fantastic tales of monsters
and legends. She discovered the tale of the yellow submarine
and Dan Taylor Jr. through a class project at age 11. Now, 20
years later, she is on board with the newest expedition involving
her beloved submarine. Ms. Leonard attended Georgia Institute
of Technology to study Civil Engineering, and holds a biology degree
from Kennesaw State University. She worked as a commercial diver,
and has 15 years diving experience. Vicki now attends gaduate
school at Mercer University.