I have been very fortunate to be a professional ski jumper for over 20 years, specifically Freestyle Aerial Skiing.
As a Colorado native, I grew up with excellent access to winter sports and outdoor activities. I saw the sport of aerial skiing for the first time at the 1988 Calgary Olympics on television. It was the ultimate sport in my eyes with a great combination of speed, height, acrobatics, and the amazing potential for spectacular crashes! I joined a local ski team (Winter Park, CO) at age 14 and pursued the sport throughout high school with no real expectations except having fun and keeping fit. The rest is history!
I still love it! Although retired from snow jumping and the U.S. Ski Team since 2001, I still jump in the summer (a plastic surfaced ski jumps next to a Olympic-sized pool) at the Utah Olympic Park (Park City, Utah). There I perform corporate/public ski shows with current/past ski team members Flying Ace Productions and interact/coach with upcoming athletes. "Water-Ramp Shows" are the highlight of my summer!
2001 Guinness World Record Holder (Snow Jump Degree of Difficulty)
2000 & 1998 Water Ramping World Record Holder (Jump Degree of Difficulty)
1998 Olympic Team Member Freestyle Aerials
2002 Argentinean Olympic Aerial Coach
1998 Olympic Trials Champion Freestyle Aerials
1998 National Champion Freestyle Aerials
1995/1997/1999 U.S. World Championship Team
1995-2001 United States Freestyle Ski Team Member
Five World Cup Podiums
World Cup Winner
3x Sprint Ultimate Airwave Champion
"Whats it like to fly?" - Torchbearer Article 2012
Flying Ace Productions - Flying Ace All-Stars UT Olympic Park Shows!
Warren Miller Snow World Record Jump
Waterramp World Record Jump
Triple Twisting Quad Flip
Waterramp Aerial Quad Training
POV - Utah Olympic Park Aerial Show - June, 2011
Flying Ace Production "Gold" with Pyro Water-Ramp show at the Utah Olympic Park 7.28.2012