First Jump: 1999
Total Jumps: 10,000
Home DZ: Jumptown
Occupation: AFF & Tandem Instructor, Videographer, Wind Tunnel Coach
Hobbies: Drumming and working out
Licenses/Ratings: D-26713, Tandem & AFF Instructor, TI Examiner
Total Skydives: 10,000
Main Canopy: PD Valkyrie 79
Container: Javelin Odyssey
Reserve Canopy: Optimum 126
Altimeter: Alti 2
I grew up running around the dropzone, jumping off of my fathers van, and riding right seat in various jump aircraft. Of course I was put to work packing as soon as I was able. I started jumping in ’99 and haven’t looked back. I have been working with all kinds of students for over 10 years. I am proud to be a part of Flight-1 and am looking forward to teaching and shaping our next generation into awesome canopy pilots.
What was the most valuable piece of advice given to you when you were a newer jumper regarding canopy flight?
I was lucky enough to take a canopy course with Scott Miller when I was relatively inexperienced. The course was awesome! What stuck with me over the years is the way he explained the importance of consistent patterns and flare technique. Weather you are swooping or flying a student canopy doing these things well will ensure you safely land where you want.
Turbo Z 165