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Andrea, from New Zealand, is a co-owner and marketing manager.

She is a keen skydiver (as a tandem passenger), writer/photographer, snowboarder and loves boating. Andrea also works as a property manager.

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Craig, from New Zealand, is co-owner/director of Skydive Franz and is our quality assurance manager.

Craig's other job is as a helicopter pilot at Mt Cook. He is an outdoorsman, climber, hunter as well as a keen aviator. Craig lives in Twizel with his wife and two young daughters.

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Emily is a video and photo editor and keen sport skydiver

She has done more than 200 skydives

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Henry, from New Zealand, is a Tandem Instructor and Camera jumper, and is also a senior manager.

He has been with Skydive Franz from the very first day of operation, initially employed as a parachute packer.

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James, from New Zealand, is co-owner/director and is our CEO and aircraft pilot.

He enjoys being involved in skydiving because of the genuine thrill it offers people from many different backgrounds and cultures. James is also a keen skier and sailor.

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Jo, from New Zealand, is a co-owner.

Jo is a keen outdoors-woman and lives in Twizel with her husband Craig and their two young daughters. Her other job is a psychologist.

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Joe, from New Zealand, works as a driver and ground crew.

Joe is a keen outdoorsman and when not immersed in the skydive world, he likes to make the most of the West Coast environment by hunting, fishing and motorbiking.

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Jordan, from New Zealand, is a tandem instructor, health and safety officer and skydive cameraman and initially came to Skydive Franz as a NZ Diploma in Commercial Skydiving student in 2014.

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Jordan, from New Zealand, is a tandem master and skydive cameraman who has been with Skydive Franz since 2013.

During our winters he travels overseas and most recently has been skydiving in California.

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Justin is a tandem instructor and skydive cameraman.
Originally from Lithuania, Justin has been skydiving for the past 13 years in the UK before moving to New Zealand in October 2017.

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