Our Staff

At Skydive Carolina, we hire only the best! Each one of our skydiving instructors is thoroughly trained, highly experienced, and safety minded. Each tandem instructor, AFP instructor, videographer, and staff member are dedicated to ensuring that every guest has a world-class skydiving experience. If you're thinking of skydiving near Charlotte, NC, we are your #1 choice!

Click on a staff member below to learn more about them.

Owners

Annette Smith

Gear Store Manager & Co-Owner


Danny Smith

Owner, CEO



Management

Laura Jane Burgess

Office Manager

Jumps: 75+

USPA: B- 43748


Ryan "Shaggio" Levesque

General Manager

Ratings: Coach, AFF-I

Jumps: 4700

USPA: D-27423



Ground Team

Daniel Hammond

Packer

Jumps: 500+

USPA: C-41656


Jake Herring

Packer

Jumps: 500+

USPA: C-43409


Dakoda Mulllinax

Jumps: 52

USPA: A 77304


Braxton Polsgrove

Packer

Ratings: USPA Coach

Jumps: 500+

USPA: C-43817


Allie Smith

Editor


Caitlin Steele

Jumps: 6

USPA: 304114



Sky Team

Jorge Alonso

Co-Owner, Videographer, Xtreme Media Services

Jumps: 2500+

USPA: D-29006


Doug Barron

Ratings: USPA Coach, Tandem Instructor (Sigma & Strong) , AFF Instructor

Jumps: 3800+

USPA: D-30343


Sal Bennani

Ratings: Tandem Instructor, AFF Instructor

Jumps: 2004

USPA: D-30447


Jurga Berry

Ratings: Coach, AFF Instructor

Jumps: 2600+

USPA: D-28065


Keith Crouse

Ratings: AFF-I, Tandem

Jumps: 2800

USPA: D-19198


Danny Dollar

Ratings: Coach, SL-I, Tandem instructor, Pro rating

Jumps: 3200

USPA: D-29862


Shane Eidsness

Ratings: USPA Coach

Jumps: 295

USPA: C-43489


Bill Eisele

Ratings: Static Line, Tandem, AFF

Jumps: 3996

USPA: A-5643, B-10695, C-13179, D-11643


Ashley Fischer

Ratings: Coach, AFF-I, Tan-I

Jumps: 2900+

USPA: D-31237


Joey Freeman

Ratings: Tandem-I, AFF-I, coach-E, AFF-IE, PRO, S&TA

Jumps: 7500+

USPA: D-23490


Dave Fulk

Ratings: Tandem Instructor

Jumps: 2000+

USPA: D-30508


Judy Girard

Ratings: AFF Instructor

Jumps: 9010

USPA: D13469


John Haley

Videographer

Jumps: 1200 +

USPA: A-66516


Chuck Hammond

Ratings: Tandem Instructor, PRO Rated, Coach

Jumps: 6450

USPA: D-24846


Andrew Happick

Ratings: AFF, Coach, Tandem

Jumps: 4200

USPA: D-30413


Fred Karr

Ratings: AFF Instructor

Jumps: 3000+

USPA: D-28601


Quincy Kennedy

Videographer

Jumps: 2436

USPA: D-26576


Patrick Mercier

Videographer | AFF Instructor

Ratings: AFF-I, Senior Rigger

Jumps: 5800

USPA: D 34450


Peanutt Paige

Ratings: Tandem Instructor, PRO Rated, Coach

Jumps: 1800

USPA: D-23872


Sandy Radsek

Co-Owner, Videographer, Xtreme Media Services

Ratings: AFF, Tandem, Coach, Pro

Jumps: 6,000

USPA: D-29515


Mike Siegfried

Videographer

Ratings: PRO - Rated (Demonstration Jumper)

Jumps: 2880

USPA: D-8482


Gene Stuart

Ratings: Tandem Instructor, Senior Rigger, PRO Rated, AFF Instructor

Jumps: 8900

USPA: D-23744


Steve Vaughn

Ratings: Senior Rigger, PRO Rated, AFF Instructor

Jumps: 11,600

USPA: D-9106


Anthony Zerbonia

Ratings: Coach | Tandem Instructor | Judge

Jumps: 1350

USPA: D-34481



Pilot

Eric Halter

Pilot

Jumps: 4300+



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