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...
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.
Operations Manager Parachutes
Ken manages our parachute operations after having joined us in 2018, and has made 12000+ 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.
Training Manager Parachutes
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.