Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Our Staff

We are the Massachusetts Sport Parachute Club dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable home for new and experienced skydivers. We call it Jumptown.

We have been jumping hard and training student skydivers since 1959. We are one of the oldest skydiving clubs in the United States. All of our jumpmasters and instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association and Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission. Our equipment is meticulously maintained by Federal Aviation Administration licensed riggers and all our pilots receive annual flight safety training for Twin Otters.

At Jumptown we pride ourselves on giving each of our students friendly, informative, individual attention. Each of you will have the opportunity to meet and talk to the tandem instructor you will be jumping with before you board the airplane. In most instances they will assist you in preparing for your jump (i.e. equipment selection, harness donning, etc). We feel this personal touch will give you a level of comfort not always available at other skydiving centers due to differing business philosophies. You are more than a customer to us and we will treat you accordingly.

Staff


Diane Pond
Staff Member Since: 1998

  • Drop Zone Manager
  • Scheduling
  • Manifest


Cathy Goodbrake
Skydiving Since: 2004
Staff Member Since: 2007
Jumps: 350+

  • Manifest
  • Scheduling


Billy Bonnette
Staff Member Since: 1984

  • Senior Jump Pilot


Paul Peckham
Skydiving Since: 1977
Staff Member Since: 2001
Jumps: 4,000+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • Jump Pilot
  • Demonstration Team Leader
  • PRO Rating


John Carlson
Skydiving Since: 1962
Staff Member Since: 2002
Jumps: 2,500+

  • Load Master


Brian Grady
Skydiving Since: 1990
Staff Member Since: 1991
Jumps: 5,600+

  • Master Parachute Rigger
  • AFF Instructor
  • Jumptown Board of Directors


Al King
Skydiving Since: 1969
Staff Member Since: 2007
Jumps: 8,000+

  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • AFF Examiner & Coach Examiner
  • Jumptown Board of Directors


Paul Viets
Skydiving Since: 1998
Staff Member Since: 2002
Jumps: 1,600+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • Senior Rigger
  • Jumptown Board of Directors


Cameron King
Skydiving Since: 1999
Staff Member Since: 2006
Jumps: 9000+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • AFF Instructor / Evaluator
  • Strong Tandem Instructor Examiner
  • Freefall Photographer
  • USPA Coach / Evaluator
  • Freefly and Canopy Piloting Coach
  • Jumptown Board of Directors


Andreas Szerbakowski
Skydiving Since: 1995
Staff Member Since: 2003
Jumps: 9,000+

  • AFF Instructor / Examiner
  • Tandem Instructor
  • Freefall Photographer
  • Safety & Training Advisor
  • USPA Coach / Evaluator
  • German Bigway National Record Holder


Jack Lane
Skydiving Since: 2010
Staff Member Since: 2012
Jumps: 1000+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • AFF Instructor
  • Freefall Photographer
  • USPA Coach
  • Demonstration Team Skydiver
  • PRO Rating


Mark Wilson
Skydiving Since: 1992
Staff Member Since: 2010
Jumps: 6600+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • USPA Coach Examiner
  • Freefall Photographer
  • Senior Rigger
  • PRO Rating


Keith Thivierge
Skydiving Since: 1993
Staff Member Since: 2008
Jumps: 5,500+

  • Freefall Photographer
  • CReW Gold Medalist
  • CReW Coach
  • PRO Rating


Matt Leonard
Skydiving Since: 2010
Staff Member Since: 2010
Jumps: 1000+

  • AFF Instructor
  • Freefall Photographer
  • USPA Coach / Evaluator
  • Load Organizer
  • Demonstration Team Skydiver
  • PRO Rating


Joe Goodbrake
Skydiving Since: 2004
Staff Member Since: 2008
Jumps: 1,000+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • USPA Coach


Brian Boyle
Skydiving Since: 2007
Staff Member Since: 2010
Jumps: 600+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • Demonstration Team Skydiver
  • Packer


Anthony "Tony" Belmonte
Skydiving Since: 2005
Staff Member Since: 2006
Jumps: 1,500+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • Load Organizer
  • Demonstration Team Skydiver
  • Ground Crew


Tricia Small
Skydiving Since: 1992
Staff Member Since: 2010
Jumps: 1500+

  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach Examiner
  • PRO Rating


Dave Parody
Skydiving Since: 1995
Staff Member Since: 2002
Jumps: 4,000+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • PRO Rating


Keith LaRiviere
Skydiving Since: 1975
Staff Member Since: 1976
Jumps: 6,000+

  • Tandem Instructor / Examiner
  • AFF Instructor / Examiner
  • Master Parachute Rigger
  • Commercial Pilot


Joe Moore
Skydiving Since: 1969
Staff Member Since: 2003
Jumps: 3,100+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach


Sean Johannessen
Skydiving Since: 2002
Staff Member Since: 2007
Jumps: 3,900+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • USPA Coach


Chris Milot
Skydiving Since: 1998
Staff Member Since: 2007
Jumps: 2,000+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • Freefall Photographer
  • IBA Rated Wind Tunnel Instructor


David Johnson
Skydiving Since: 1973
Staff Member Since: 2007
Jumps: 5,300+

  • Tandem Instructor
  • PRO Rating


Chris Civie
Skydiving Since: 1995
Staff Member Since: 2003
Jumps: 1,900+

  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • Freefall Photographer


Dick Spates
Skydiving Since: 1975
Staff Member Since: 2004
Jumps: 9,700+

  • AFF Instructor
  • PRO Rating


Peter Kramer
Skydiving Since: 1974
Staff Member Since: 2007

  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • Load Organizer
  • PRO Rating


Cara King
Skydiving Since: 1999
Staff Member Since: 2008
Jumps: 3,200+

  • AFF Instructor / Evaluator
  • USPA Coach
  • Freefall Photographer
  • Load Organizer
  • Commercial / ATP Pilot


Kris Malm
Skydiving Since: 2006
Staff Member Since: 2009
Jumps: 750+

  • AFF Instructor
  • USPA Coach
  • Freefall Photographer
  • Demonstration Team Skydiver
  • PRO Rating


Dave Bryce
Skydiving Since: 1986
Staff Member Since: 1996
Jumps: 2,820+

  • Freefall Photographer
  • Senior Rigger
  • USPA Coach


Phil Martinez
Skydiving Since: 2006
Staff Member Since: 2009
Jumps: 250+

  • USPA Coach
  • Tandem Gearing
  • Packer


Fred Olsen
Skydiving Since: 2009
Staff Member Since: 2009
Jumps: 550+

  • USPA Coach
  • USPA 2013 Nationals 4 Way Competitor
  • 2013 Jumptown Board of Directors


Jack Cunniff
Skydiving Since: 1981
Staff Member Since: 2009
Jumps: 2,300+

  • Load Organizer
  • Bigway World Record
    Holder (1998 - 246 way - Eclipsed)
  • Multiple Current State Bigway
    and Sequential Record Holder


Doris Wood
Skydiving Since: 1997
Staff Member Since: 2000
Jumps: 1,000+

  • Ground Crew