Senior Rigger, Head Packer
4. Total Number of Jumps:
275 and counting!
5. Total number of pack jobs, sport and tandem (approx):
Approximately 12,000 tandem main packs, 2- or 3,000 sport main packs and 50 reserves (but that’s going up quickly!)
6. Skydiving Philosophy:
7. How (and where) did you start skydiving and packing?
I did my first tandem in California near the end of 2013. I loved it, so I just hung out there till they gave me a job (in manifest). Soon I learned to pack. Because they only did tandems at this DZ, I became a full-time parachute packer. I went to Utah for a week in 2016 because they needed a packer there, and while I was there I did my first AFF jump. That was cool because the first sport rig I packed was the one I got to jump. I then went back to Cali, where one of the TI's took me to Lodi to do the rest of my AFF. I got my license there.
8. Of all of your skydives, is there one that stands out most?
I jumped out of a Skyvan for the first time during the Puerto Rico Boogie. I did a high pull and I could see both sides of the island.
9. What's the most amazing thing you can do in the air?
I can completely forget the dive plan 4 seconds after exiting, I’m pretty amazing at that.
10. What kind of skydiving student were you?
You'd have to ask my instructor, he never looked annoyed or worried so i guess i was alright.
11. Do you have any suggestions for students?
Quit trying to freefly by jump #15
12. What makes a great skydiver?
Understanding that there's always more to learn in this sport and not getting complacent.
13. Pet Peeves:
Hiking, biking, any water activities, and anything to do with aviation.