OUR STAFF

THE NZONE SKYDIVE TEAM

25 full-time skydivers are currently employed by NZONE Skydive, plus other staff in very diverse roles, ranging from tandem skydive personnel, freefall photographers, aircraft manifestors, reservations, administration, courtesy coach drivers, video editors, ground support crew, parachute packers, aircraft pilots and sales & marketing.

We select only the best to join our team. Meet some of them below...


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Clark Scott
General Manager

Overseeing all aspects of NZONE Skydive is Clark ‘Scotty’ Scott.

Hailing from Christchurch Scotty has been a Queenstown local for over 20 years and made his first tracks in the adventure tourism industry as a Ski Instructor. After his first winter he decided Queenstown was in fact the ‘Prinicpality’ of New Zealand and stayed on, getting behind the wheel at Shotover Jet as a Jetboat driver and working his way up to Operations Manager.

In 2002 Scotty was promoted to the role of General Manager, Huka Falls Jet in Taupo where he remained for 4 years before returning to Queenstown to become Manager of Ngai Tahu Tourisms flagship business Shotover Jet.

After 8 years at the helm of Shotover Jet he swapped boats for planes and life jackets for parachutes embracing the opportunity to take on the role of General Manager with another of Queenstown’s iconic adventure activities, NZONE Skydive.

 

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Ken Stone
Operations Manager Parachutes 

Ken manages our parachute operations after having joined us in 2018, and has made 11000+ skydives. In his past life, he completed 26 years of service with the Australian Army, where he first started parachuting. Ken is an Accelerated Free Fall Instructor, Tandem Instructor, Camera Flyer, Display Pro skydiver, and holds skydiving instructor ratings in multiple countries. He has skydived around the world and worked for drop zones in Australia, Fiji, and the USA to name a few. In his spare time he likes hiking and photography.

 

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Alex Pereia 
Head Drop Zone Officer

Alex joined the team in 2008 and has done over 15 000 Skydives. Passionate about all things Skydiving,  Alex is also the Training Manager for all of our New Zealand Operations. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, Motorcycle Adventure Riding and practising  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Derek Melnick 
Business Development Manager 

Derek heads up the Sales function for NZONE Skydive both Nationally and Internationally taking the wonderful experience of Tandem Skydive through our diverse distribution channel to the far reaches of the globe. Derek has a personal affinity to being in the air and has undertaken a few Solo Skydives himself and recreationally flies a paraglider from the local mountains in the Southern Alps.



Andre Pedro

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Portugal

Tandem Skydives: 3,300

Moyses Albertini

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Brazil

Tandem Skydives: 4,000

Thomas Paul

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: New Zealand

Tandem Skydives: 10,500

Luke Spargo

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: New Zealand

Tandem Skydives: 2,500

Jake Maddern

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Australia

Tandem Skydives: 4,200

Cameron Gorrie

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Australia

Tandem Skydives: 8,000

Kim Bo Larsen

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Denmark

Tandem Skydives: 7,000

Leandro

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Brazil

Tandem Skydives: 8,000

Kaio

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Brazil

Tandem Skydives: 8,500

Rudolf

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Serbia

Tandem Skydives: 6,000

Uros Sumar

Master Rigger

Tandem Master & Camera Flyer

Origin: Serbia

Tandem Skydives: 23,500

Marcel Robson

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: New Zealand

Tandem Skydives: 3,500

Sotero Medley

Tandem Master

Camera Flyer

Origin: Portugal

Tandem Skydives: 7,000

Eddie Silva

Tandem Master 

Camera Flyer

Origin: Brazil

Skydives: 1,000


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