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...


scotty c

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.

sasa jojic

Sasa Jojic
Skydive Operations Manager

Sasa has made over 29,000 skydives and is a double Yugoslavian champion with a record five years on his home country's skydiving team. Sasa looks after daily skydive operations and has been with NZONE since 1998. Sasa is both a Tandem Instructor and XLR8 (AFF) Skydive Training Instructor. 

skydive greg nzone 115

Greg Simpson 
Senior Tandem Master 

Greg started his skydiving career at the New Zealand Skydiving School in Christchurch and has worked his way up through being a skydive photographer onto a skydive Tandem Master. Greg has given up his singing career to have a family and now has a little boy, a kitten and a puppy!

derek melnick 

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.



Scott Wingate
Tandem Master / Photographer, New Zealand

15000 Jumps

Nick Dowling
Tandem Master / Photographer, New Zealand

11000 Jumps

Chris Judice
Tandem Master / Photographer, USA

11000 Jumps

Stu Rogers
Photographer, New Zealand

10500 Jumps

Nic Price
Tandem Master / Photographer, New Zealand

10000 Jumps

Ricky Good
Photographer, New Zealand

10000 Jumps

Olly Burgin
Tandem Master / Photographer, England

5000 Jumps

Vasi Pop
Photographer, Romania

4000 Jumps

Paulie Wyatt
Tandem Master / Photographer, New Zealand

2500 Jumps

Will da Silva
Tandem Master / Photographer, Brazil

5000 Jumps