Name: Kazu Oyama
Total Jumps: 7000+
Years in Skydiving: 22
Certifications: Tandem Instructor, AFF Instuctor, Head of AFF Program, Coach, Videographer, IAD, S&TA, FAA Senior Rigger, Tandem Examiner, Coach Examiner, AFF Evaluator.
Primary Dropzone Functions: Head of AFF Program, Lead S&TA, Lead Rigger, Gear Store Manager, Canopy Coach @Evolve
Sponsored By: Xcel Skydiving, Alter Ego, Alti-2
Achievements: Kazu has almost every rating on the planet. He is also an incredible Photographer & Aerial Photographer (digital & film).
Outside of skydiving: Kazu enjoys cooking, gaming and photography.
Name: Rachel Mugford
Total Jumps: 400+
Years in Skydiving: 3
Certifications: AFF Instructor, Coach.
Primary Dropzone Function: Office Manager, AFF Instructor
Achievements: State Record Holder, Competitor in 4-Way and 8-Way FS.
Outside of Skydiving: Rachel enjoys cleaning up all the things her doggy has destroyed in her apartment and drinking fireball with friends at the DZ. She also spending time with her family and traveling.
Name: Naomi Kotzee
Total Jumps: 7000+
Years in Skydiving: 20
Certifications: AFF Instuctor, Coach, Videographer, Tunnel Coach.
Primary Dropzone Function: Load Organizer/Coach @Evolve, Videographer
Achievements: 2x World Record Holder, 2x State Record Holder, Medalist in 4-Way FS, 2-Way FS, 2-Way Freefly, Classic, 4-Way VFS, Load Organzier for Summerfest, Vector Camp, Dubai Winterfest Boogie, Tonto Boogie, Jeffreys Bay Boogie.
Name: Matthew Gilbert Congdon
Total Jumps: 900+
Years in Skydiving: 5
Certifications: 4-Way Coach, Belly Coach
Primary Dropzone Function: Belly Load Organizer/Coach @Evolve, Sponsored Athlete
Sponsored by: Skydive Midwest, Performance Designs, Sun Path Products, Vigil AAD, Cookie Helmets, Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving, Hypoxic.
Achievements: 2x National Champion 4-Way FS, State Record Holder
Outside of Skydiving: Matt is a lineman. He enjoys climbing poles and playing with electricity.
Name: Garet Bloodworth
Total Jumps: 2900+
Years in Skydiving: 8
Certifications: AFF Instuctor, Coach, Videographer, Pro-Rating, Tunnel Coach.
Primary Dropzone Function: Freefly Load Organizer/Coach @Evolve
Sponsored by: Skydive Midwest, UPT Vector, Vertical Suits, Cookie Helmets, Performance Designs, Alti-2, Tunnel Rats.
Achievements: 5x World Record Holder, Dynamic & VFS Gold Medalist.
Outside Skydiving: Garet enjoys flying and coaching in the wind tunnel, shooting guns and being outside.
Name: Mike Chivers
Years in the Sport: 4 Flying, 1 Jumping
Certifications: FAA Commercial Multi Engine, CFII, MEI
Achievements: Pilot for 2016 World Parachute Championships
Primary Dropzone Function: Pilot
Outside of Flying: Peaches is Skydiving!
Name: Dereck Dittman
Nickname: Double D
Years in the Sport: 5
Certifications: AFF Instructor, Coach, Tandem Instructor, FAA Senior Rigger
Name: John Wilber
Years in the Sport: 6
Certifications: AFF Instructor, Tandem Instructor, Coach, Videographer
Outside of Skydiving: Wilber is kiteboarding every chance he gets! He also has a rad dog named, Potato.