Steph Krar is a senior Biology Major and plans to go onto Nursing School after graduation in December. She did her first tandem in August 2014 and got her license the following summer. Since getting her license she's done 250 jumps. Steph has collected a few medals in formation skydiving including a Gold medal in 4-way formations. She hopes to one day be good at accuracy and become a skydiving instructor. When she's not jumping out of planes you can probably find her eating popcorn and laughing at her own jokes.
Andrew Yin is a boss. He skydives a lot and packs a lot of parachutes.
Alex Teskey enjoys all types of skydiving, especially crw (where you smash your fully functioning parachute into another one!). He recently got his tandem rating and has been loving every minute of it. He is a jumper at Skydive Danielson, making sure UConn Skydiving is represented at all of the CT dropzones.
Hailey Voyer is a junior studying physiology and neurobiology. She made her first tandem for her 18th birthday in 2015, and has since made 70 jumps. She is currently training for the UConn 4-Way team to compete at the 2017 collegiate competition. In her free time, she enjoys taking long naps and eating chicken nuggets.
Thomas Pietruszewski is a junior is the Psychological Sciences program at UConn. He got his A license in the fall of 2016 and has since made over 80 jumps. He was inspired to skydive by the mid-air fight scene between James Bond and Jaws in the Moonraker (1979). His goals for skydiving are to be the very best, like no one ever was.
Will Savage is a Junior studying Communications. He started skydiving in January of 2016 because a friend persuaded him to and has accrued over 190 jumps since. Will likes skydiving because of the comradery and unique perspective of the world it gives you. When he’s not jumping, Will likes skiing, photography, cracking jokes, and complaining about the weather. He hopes to one day fly camera for tandems and become an AFF instructor.
Nicholas Jayakar is always giving the camera a wink when he climbs out for 4way. He is a true team player.
Doug Hendrix is a grad student studying Materials Science and Engineering. He made his first tandem jump in September of 2011 and got licensed that following semester. He has accrued over 1600 jumps since. Doug thoroughly enjoys 4-way formation skydiving and has several medals in 4-way as well as sport accuracy. Doug hopes to be a well rounded skydiver and eventually get into other air sports. His favorite motto throughout skydiving is "If you ain't first, you're last."
Dave Gerstein is a young immigrant from Chile. He got his skydiving license a few weeks ago and has since made over 2000 jumps. His favorites activities include: frolicking in corn fields, listening to heavy metal, and being in pictures. He has been photographing for the paparazzi for the past 10 years and founded the National Geographic. He also enjoys making quirky captions on his website, www.skydivingstills.com. Dave always makes us look good skydiving, no matter what. Proof of this is from almost every picture on this site provided by Dave.