USPA Coach, TonySuits Wingsuit Coach Examiner
Wingsuit Coach since: 2004 (examiner since 2006)
Val started competing in wingsuit acrobatics soon after she started to fly.
As a load organizer her focus is on dynamic, multi-point formations and as a coach, she encourages newbies to start backflying. A former collegiate soccer player, she now enjoys paragliding and rock climbing in her spare time. Somehow, she still manages to hold down a day job at Raytheon using her degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
Regina is a quietly rising talent eager to teach her students all the tricks she’s figured out in her own flying. With a yoga instructor certification as well as degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and High Technology Crime Investigation (!), she is a badass on the ground and in the air. If she applies even half the analytical skills while coaching as she does in her day job, you are guaranteed to learn a lot!
Scotty Bob is one of the most recognized wingsuit pilots in the world for his achievements in the BASE environment. With his analytical approach to flying big wingsuits and his adventures in terrain flying, he is dedicated to bringing more knowledge and process to what is now an under-coached discipline within wingsuiting. He’s kind of a big deal (read his profile in the Wall Street Journal, no joke), and we’re happy to have him based in Southern California. Catch him when you can!
Randy is a dedicated wingsuit coach and load organizer holding multiple USPA instructional ratings. From tracking suits to acrobatic flying, his passion and talent shine through, making him a fun and attentive teacher. When he’s not at the dropzone he works as a contractor helping people to build their dream homes. If you love our team room at Skydive Perris (we do!), you can give Randy a high-five.
Heather is an accomplished bigway skydiver in both belly flying and wingsuiting and holds a world record for the current FAI World Record wingsuit formation. She is a patient and dedicated teacher with a great sense of humor who has brought many happy new wingsuiters into the flock. When she isn’t at the dropzone, she spends her weekdays working full-time for Boeing. She holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Joe is a BASE jumper, skydiver, and wingsuiter who grew up around the sport and has over a decade of plummeting experience. He enjoys organizing all kinds of wingsuit jumps as well as racing in the Wide Open Wingsuit Series. With a BSBA from Xavier University, he has a career in Sales and Marketing and is passionate about fitness in his spare time (did someone say Crossfit?). He contributes to Blue Skies Magazine and writes a no-holds-barred blog.
A highly experienced BASE jumper, climber, and skydiving instructor, Matt brings finely tuned adrenaline management skills and a relaxed, confidence-inspiring demeanor to his wingsuit and BASE preparation coaching. He holds a USPA AFF instructor rating and is an accomplished stunt performer. He blogs eloquently about the jumping life on his website, www.BlanketStunts.com
Mike BASE jumps, rock climbs, plays soccer, surfs, crashes motorcyles, and skiis. His years in the Rockies as a ski instructor honed a simple and light-hearted teaching style that breaks down instruction into fun, bite-sized pieces. He brings serious enthusiasm to his load organizing and outfit choices, much like his BFF Sean Devlin. He’s also an awarding-winning filmmaker, professional drone pilot, and two-time karaoke champion. Check out some of his work at se3dfilmworks.com.
When Andy decided to become a skydiver, he trained with the same drive he brings to all of his goals, doing nearly 500 jumps his first year in the sport. He enjoys formation flying (especially XRW), performance training, and working with new wingsuiters on developing their skills. Andy has undergraduate degrees in Applied Math, Chemistry, and Economics, and a PhD in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University. While it’s safe to say he brings a detail-oriented approach to his debriefs, he never forgets to have fun.
Canopy Piloting Coach
Ground Launching/Speed Flying Instructor
AFF I, USPA/UPT TI/Examiner
S&TA, FAA Senior Rigger
Canopy Pilot Coach for Elite Canopy Dynamics and APEX BASE, FASTRAX Demo Team member.
8700+ jumps 18 years in the sport
PHOTO: Dimitrije Dadic