After seeing paragliding for the first time in Whistler BC in 1988, I was determined, when I had the opportunity, to learn what free flight was about. The opportunity came in 1991 and have enjoyed being present watching the sport evolve to what it is today. I have been fortunate to be involved in the service industry as a ski instructor, examiner, and trainer for PSIA and Vail Resorts since 1992, and being a paragliding instructor and tandem instructor since 1995. This is my first year being on the Board for USHPA as a Director at Large, and my third year as Chair of the Safety and Training Committee. I am looking forward to many more years and miles of sharing a passion for the free flight spirit representing the membership. Come visit and fly in Colorado.