Staff Profile

Summary of Staff Experience
Number of Jumps = 44,000+
Accumulated Years in the Sport = 228

 

   

Tom McCarthy

11,000+ Jumps
43 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: D-61

  • Drop Zone Owner/Operator
  • Past Canadian Overall Champion
  • World Medal Holder (S&A Team)
  • Past 4-Way Provincial Champion
  • CSPA Instructor C
  • CSPA Coach 2
  • CSPA Rigger C
  • FAA Senior Rigger
  • Video Cameraman
  • Jump Pilot
  • USPA Safety & Technical Advisor
  • Exhibition Jump Rating (EJR)

John McCarthy

6,300+ Jumps
38 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: D-386

  • Current Canadian National Team Champion & multiple medal winner in Style & Accuracy
  • 9x Canadian Overall Champion
  • CSPA Competition and National Teams
    Committee member
  • CSPA Competitive Development Coaching Committee member
  • CSPA Long Term Athlete Development
    Committee member
  • CSPA Instructor B
  • CSPA Coach 3 (S&A)
  • CSPA Rigger B
  • Consultant to Performance Designs, Inc.- Canopy evaluations

 


Will McCarthy

5,500+ Jumps
16 Years In The Sport
USPA CoP: D-24025

  • Operations Manager
  • Tandem Instructor
  • FAA Senior Rigger
  • USPA Coach
  • USPA AFF Instructor
  • Videographer

 

Dean McDonald

6,300+ Jumps
19 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: D

  • Tandem Instructor
  • Freefall Instructor
  • CSPA Coach 2
  • Videographer & Camera

 

Arno Heurter

3000+ Jumps
9 Years In The Sport
USPA CoP:

  • Tandem Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • USPA AFF Instructor
  • Videographer

 

Deb Lovegrove

2,200+ Jumps
18 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: C-3578

  • Women's World Record holder181-Way
  • 4x Canadian Nationals Medals winner
  • 3x Canadian Woman's FS Record holder 47-Way
  • Ontario Provincials Medals winner
  • CSPA Coach 2
  • DZ Marketing Mgr/ Advertising/ PR
  • Event planner/coordinator/Promotions
  • Gan Newsletter/ Website
  • Manifest & Registration

 

Serge Blouin

1,100+ Jumps
7 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: B-5303
USPA CoP: D-29304

  • 3x Canadian Nationals Medal winner in Zone Accuracy & Speed Canopy Piloting
  • Canadian Provincials CReW Medal winner
  • Canadian CReW Record holder
  • Canadian Skyhawks Member
  • Tandem Instructor
  • CSPA Jumpmaster
  • CSPA Coach 1
  • Videographer

 

Jim Wilson

1, 850+ Jumps
8 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: D-1051
USPA CoP: D-31324

  • 2x Canadian Night Altitude Records
  • 2x Canadian Record holder-most jumps in 24 hr
    w/square canopy
  • A History buff and known for flying "antique" parachutes!
  • Ground Control Instructor
  • Skydive School Instructor
  • Skydive School Examiner
  • Exhibition Jump Rating
  • Tandem Instructor
  • CSPA Rigger A
  • CSPA Coach 1
  • CSPA Jumpmaster

 

Patrick Michaud

3,500+ Jumps
10 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: D-1035

  • 4x Canadian Vertical (Freefly) Formation Record holder
  • Freefly Tunnel Flyer
  • Tandem Instructor
  • CSPA Coach 1
  • Freefly Coach
  • Private Pilot License
  • Exhibition Jump Rating (EJR)

 

Ed Miller

1,400+ Jumps
17 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: C-3239
USPA CoP: D-31491

  • Tandem Instructor
  • CSPA Coach 2
  • USPA Coach
  • Videographer & Camera

 

Scott Stevens

1500+ Jumps
5 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: C-3343

  • Canadian Provincials Vertical (Freefly) Medal winner
  • Canadian Provincials Canopy Piloting Medal winner
  • Tandem Instructor
  • CSPA Coach 1
  • Videographer & Camera

 

Michelle Matte-Stotyn

570+ Jumps
4 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: C-3559
USPA CoP: C-39206 (D pending)

  • Canadian FS Record holder 102-Way
  • Canadian Woman's FS Record holder 47-Way
  • USPA Coach
  • CSPA Coach 1
  • USPA AFF Instructor
  • FAA Senior Rigger
  • Chair - CSPA Women's Initiatives Committee  
  • First Aid Rescue Diva

 

Sean Cunningham

175+ Jumps
2 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: B-6622
USPA CoP: B-38737

  • Packer
  • Completed 14 Static Line Jumps
 

Kathy Dutrisac MacNeill

130+ Jumps
3 Years "Back In" The Sport
CSPA CoP: A & B Pending

  • Canadian Woman's FS Record holder 47-Way
  • Manifest & Registration
  • Helper, Assistant
  • Funny Comedian!

 


Caro Breton

83+ Jumps
1 Year In The Sport
CSPA CoP: A-pending

  • Packer

 

Alexandre Dufour

250+ Jumps
3 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: C-3624

  • CSPA Coach 1
  • Packer

 

Ashley Vazquez

8 Tandem Jumps
2 Years In The Sport
Manifest and Registration Office

  • Office & Records
  • Manifest & Registration
  • DVD Orders

 

Samantha Cohen

400+ Jumps
7 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: C-3610

  • Videographer & Camera
  • Video Editor
  • DVD Creator
  • "Safety Officer"!

Lindsay Harrison

111+ Jumps
2 Years In The Sport
CSPA CoP: B-6477

  • Video Editor
  • DVD Creator

 

Catherine Boucher

40+ Jumps
1 Year In The Sport
CSPA CoP: B Pending

  • Packer
  • Awesomeness #2

 

Dan Aarts

Commercial, Multi-IFR rated Pilot
1500+ Jumpers flown
12 jumps... and counting
3 Seasons Flying Jumpers

  • 700+ hours
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Multi-IFR Rated
  • 4 Years Flying
  • 3rd Season Flying Jumpers
  • Started the Freefall Program 12 jumps... and counting!

Norm Meyers

Chief Maintenance Officer (PRM)
& Safety Manager
25,000+ Jumpers Flown
1000 Jumps
31+ Years Flying & Jumping

  • 2,400+ hours
  • Commercial Pilot & Glider Pilot
  • 31+ Years Flying & Jumping
  • CSPA C License + Skydive Instructor Ratings
  • Even better looking this year than last, but doesn't
    want to show up the other guys!
  • Welcomes a "New Best Friend" to the family - Harvey's Twin!