The Team

DJ Marvin

License: D-22292
Jump Number: 8,500
Year of First Jump: 1997
Ratings: Coach Examiner, AFF Instructor Examiner, USPA/UPT Tandem Instructor Examiner, Tunnel Coach

What is your favorite part of teaching skydiving?
Sharing our wonderful world (from freefall to the community) with others. Making dreams come true!

What is your skydiving philosophy?
Make the most of each jump and you will take away the most from each jump.

What is one tip you would give to an aspiring coach or instructor?
We can learn from EVERYONE, from the first time jumper to a national champion. Always have an open heart and mind.

Valerie Marvin

License: D-29368
Jump Number: 2035
Year of Birth: 1976
Year of First Jump: 1998
Ratings: Coach Examiner, AFF Instructor

What is your favorite part of teaching skydiving?
Helping others learn something extraordinary and work towards individual goals.

What is your skydiving philosophy?
Fly safe and have fun.

What is one tip you would give to an aspiring coach or instructor?
Say what you mean, mean what you say.

Hank Prewitt

License: D-27400
Jump Number: 13,000
Year of Birth: 1969
Year of First Jump: 2000
Ratings: Coach Examiner, AFF Instructor, USPA/UPT Tandem Instructor Examiner, S&TA

What is your favorite part of teaching skydiving?
My favorite jumps are tandems. I love taking people skydiving.

What is your skydiving philosophy?
Live your life to the fullest.

What is one tip you would give to an aspiring coach or instructor?
When I was a new jumper asked Roger Nelson what I should do. He asked me "Can you spread the love kid? That's what I want you to do!" I believe that is what we should all be doing.

Chris Fudala

License: D-35097
Jump Number: 2,500
Year of First Jump: 2012
Ratings: Coach Examiner, AFF Instructor Evaluator

What is your favorite part of teaching skydiving?
Watching the “light bulb” come on.

What is your skydiving philosophy?
Land safely...so we can go again!

What is one tip you would give to an aspiring coach or instructor?
Keep learning. Keep growing. Set goals. Set your ego aside. Everyone has something to teach you, from a first-time jumper to someone with 20,000+ jumps.

Eren Sanchez

License: D-30949
Jump Number: 13,000
Year of First Jump: 1982
Ratings: Coach Evaluator, AFF Instructor, USPA/UPT Tandem Instructor Examiner

What is your favorite part of teaching skydiving?
See how students fly alone for the first time. See the happiness 100%

What is your skydiving philosophy?
Each jump you learn something new.

What is one tip you would give to an aspiring coach or instructor?
Practice and dress for success.

DQ Quist

License: D-32043
Jump Number: 6,500
Year of First Jump: 2003
Ratings: Tandem Instructor, S&TA

What is your favorite part of teaching skydiving?
Seeing someone transition from passenger to pilot.

What is your skydiving philosophy?
Fly like everyone is trying to kill you

What is one tip you would give to an aspiring coach or instructor?
Keep educating yourself

Pedro Ramos

License: D-22505
Jump Number: 8,550
Year of First Jump: 1996
Ratings: Coach Examiner, AFF Instructor Evaluator, Tandem Instructor Evaluator

What is your favorite part of teaching skydiving?
See the progress of my students

What is your skydiving philosophy?
Expect the unexpected and nothing will surprise you !

What is one tip you would give to an aspiring coach or instructor?
Respect the rules and be a good example

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