Skydive Kansas

Jen Sharp, Owner

First jump 1989. 3,300 jumps, AFF-I, TIE, CE, IERC Director, Master Rigger, Toilet cleaner, Dry Erase Stick Figure Artist, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Chef. Favorite color? "Clear."

Jeremy Struemph, General Manager

2,400 jumps, 101 of those in just one day. AFF-I, TI, General Manager, Comic Relief, Hypnotee. Best thing ever?! "Chocolate milk and honeycrisp apples."

Bill Hubbell, S&TA

2,500 jumps since 1986. TI, Safety & Training Advisor, Rigger, Graceful in the sky but not so much in the plane. How do you like your steak? "Medium well."

Emily Royal, Instructor

1,000 jumps since 2006, TI, AFF-I, Architectural Engineer, Electrical Systems Designer, Collegiate Shot Put Record Holder, Can't sit still. Which brick in the wall? "That one."

Troy Barnt, Instructor

1,200 jumps, TI, Accomplished Thespian, Secretly Aspiring Vocalist, Chiropractor, Sit-down Comedian. Favorite thing to wear? "Pantyhose. Maybe wigs."

Chris Hubbell, Pilot

1,400 flight hours, Multi-engine, Commercial/Instrument, and Flight Instructor, Software Engineer. If you had a super power what would it be? "I wish I could fly - oh wait."

John Kaufman, Pilot

1,000 flight hours, Aerial Mapping Pilot, Mind Reader, Sushi Lover. Wish from a Genie? "More wishes."

Matt Royal, Student Coordinator

600 jumps since 2007. Tandem Instructor, Coach, Band Teacher, Saxophonist, Wanna-be Fly on the Wall, Avid Runner. Favorite fruit? "It's hard to beat a banana."

Mat Faulk, Coach

500 jumps since 1995. Homeless Outreach Specialist, Beard Contest Champion, Belgian Philosopher. Pet peeve? "Assuming the established institutions tell the general population the truth."

Andrew Stearns, Coach

300 jumps since 2009. Automation Engineer, Contest-winning Club Dancer, Lover of Puns, Traveler. Animal you would want to be? "Water Buffalo! Those things are beasts!"

Scott Blair, Pilot

1,000 flight hours, Aerial Mapping Pilot. Despite knowing the ending, chooses Tortoise over Hare. Most badass thing he can do? "Calculus in my head."

Dr. Larry Pinkston, Coach

800 jumps since 2003. Bull Rider, Chicken Rancher, Practical Joker, "Real" Cowboy. Not really a doctor but he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Kermit Crane, Pilot

8,000 hours of flight time, 3 jumps. Thespian, Flight Instructor, Pipeline Watcher, Not an Opera Singer. Favorite destination? Where ever the kids or grandkids are.

Ron Peters, Pilot

1,000 hours of flight time, 500 jumps since 1990. Retired Fire Captain, Part-time Carpenter, Ex-Boxer, Coffee Zealot. Fantasy jump? "Light a canopy on fire while I'm flying it!"

Janelle Sharp, Manifest

12 jumps before birth, zero after. Trumpeteer, Black Belt, High Schooler, Pencil Artist, Mural Bedroom Maker. Crazy thing said while asleep? "Skydive Kansas, this is Janelle..."

Cait Purinton, Legate

100 jumps since 2012. Agent of Good Will, Lover of Fashion Nails, Pink Fanatic. Most recent vacation? "Armenia!"

Rod Siegele, Rigger

400 jumps since 2009. Retired Math Teacher, Doctorate Holder, Karate Enthusiast, Builder. Favorite thing to pack? "A Suitcase!"

Alex Bishop, Packer

No jumps yet but planning his first and has packed 300 canopies. Horder of Useless Details, Auto Enthusiast, BMX Racer. Most recent read? "Percy Jackson."