MEET OUR TEAM

Jetpack America President Dean O'MalleyDean O'Malley - President of Jetpack America

 

Like many people out there, I've always been drawn to adventurous activities that allow me to get airborne, whether it's jumping from a plane, snowboarding off a cliff or strapping a jetpack to my back. Through some amazing luck and good timing, I've been given the chance to live my dream of combining my love of flight with my business background. Since Jetpack America is still a very young company, I wear many hats, from Certified Flight Instructor to Social Media Rep to Marketing Manager, but my primary job is to help the world see just how much fun it is to fly a jetpack. My biggest satisfaction comes from the countless happy customers who come to me with positive feedback from their flights and rave reviews of all of our Jetpack America staff members.

 

 

Jetpack America Sales Manager Chris WilsonChris Wilson - Sales Manager

 

I have been a water sports enthusiast my whole life and have to give a huge shout out to Mom and Dad for making it all possible. Born and raised in North Carolina it all started with skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, etc. but now I happily add JETPACKING to the resume.

 

The best part of my job is working with an epic team of people to help anyone and everyone experience the phenomenon that is human flight. Give me a call and I can answer any questions you may have about buying a jetpack for your own fun or as the centerpiece for a new and exciting business!

 

 

 

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA

 

Flight Center Manager Donna RiveraDonna Rivera - Flight Center Manager

 

Hi, hello, welcome, my name is Donna, and I am a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine where I majored in Psychology and Social Behavior.  I’m a born and raised So Cal girl, so it’s only natural that I love being out on the water and in the sun. Ever since I was little, my summers have been filled with me being near water.  Whether I’m in the pool, lake, or ocean, I’m definitely a happy camper. I also love going to Disneyland, aka the Happiest Place on Earth.  If I’m not out on the water, you can definitely catch me there acting like a little kid! Flying the jetpack is absolutely an amazing experience, and one that I highly recommend.  It’s a total adrenaline rush and I’m definitely hooked on it. Come fly it yourself and see what the hype is all about!

 

 

Certified Flight Instructor Alexa BilekAlexa Bilek - Certified Flight Instructor

 

My name is Alexa Bilek and I am a recent graduate from the University of Colorado where I majored in Environmental Science, emphasis in Climate and Energy, and minored in Business Management. I was actively apart of Boulder Freeride, the ski and snowboard club on campus, so my weekends constantly consisted of cinching down my ski boots and stomping into my double planks in the winter. My California roots never left me though! I still love going out to the ocean or the river where I can get behind a boat and wakeboard, tube, or wakesurf. I also love offroading, scuba diving, hiking, surfing, fishing, and pretty much anything else that has to do with the great outdoors! My dad took me to Jetpack America to come fly the jetpack with him last summer when I was visiting from College, and I absolutely LOVED IT!! I loved it soo much in fact, that when I moved back to California after graduating, I contacted Jetpack America and asked if they had any opening positions. And well, the rest ishistory!! Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, like me, or you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, we'll help you get up in the air and fly like a superhero here at Jetpack America!

 

 

Ryan Naumann - Certified Flight Instructor Certified Flight Instructor Ryan Naumann

 

An East Coaster born and raised but lived in Los Angles almost half my life.  Always a water baby and an adrenaline junkie, I fell in love with jetpacking after the first flight and wanted to be a part of the team, even if it meant hoofing it all the way down from LA!

 

You can find me behind the throttle on the weekends helping the world learn to fly.  During the week,  I spend my time on my "day job", which is writing and animating, and I’ve been designing most of the newest Jetpack America graphics.

 

 

 

Certified Flight Instructor Emil NedelcuEmil Nedelcu - Certified Flight Instructor

 

They say home is where the heart is. Well, I feel most at home when I'm in the water and in nature. Thanks to Jetpack America, I have the opportunity to share my love with everyone that steps through our doors. I was born and raised in California and I'm an Outdoor enthusiast, water junkie, adrenaline seeker and lover of the life I live today. I not only work as an instructor on the blades and pack but I'm also an electrician and yoga instructor. Seeing the smiles and joy in the faces of everyone we teach makes everyday worth it. "It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." -Paulo Coelho.

 

 

Val Taboada - Instructor Assistant Instructor Assistant Val Taboada

 

Hi, I am currently studying Political Science and History at the University of California Irvine. I was raised in Sanger, a small agricultural town in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley where country music is loved by all. Growing up I spent a lot of my time in Yosemite and Sequoia National Park either camping, hiking, or swimming. I find the outdoors to be both exciting and peaceful making it the perfect place to be. I starting acting at the age of six and have grown to love the arts especially the theatre. I decided to move to Southern California for the weather and the beach and it has been one of my best decisions so far. Working at Jetpack America has been a complete surprise for me. I absolutely love the environment because the team is a blast to be around and is always ready to have a great day. My favorite part about working here is meeting extremely diverse customers who enter the door with the perfect balance of nerves and excitement ready to fly.

 

 

Harrison Frank - Certified Flight Instructor  Jetpack America Certified Flight Instructor Harrison Frank

 

Hey, I am Harrison Frank, a native of Palos Verdes Peninsula.  My passions include skydiving, flying, motorcycle riding, and doing just about anything that involves lots of adrenaline.  I joined the team over in the summer of 2015 and love my job.  I live for adventure and have been around the world.  Just ask me what I've done!  However, nothing compares to soaring over the water on a jetpack with Jetpack America!  Although I haven't been here as long as the other instructors, don't let it fool you into thinking that I don't know a few tricks or two.  Some of my favorite tricks include barrel rolls and aggressive yaw turns.  If you're also looking for an amazing adventure, give us a call and book your flight with Jetpack America today!

 

 

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

 

Nate Sinisgalli - Flight Center Manager Jetpack America Flight Center Manager Nate Sinisgalli

 

Hi, I'm Nate. I'm the Manager of Jetpack America San Diego. I'm originally from Bend, Oregon and moved to San Diego about 5 years ago in search of warmer waves and weather. I started at Jetpack America in 2013 and quickly realized that it was a company worth staying at. I'm extremely fortunate to be working alongside a wonderful staff that prides themselves in their customer service and will do anything to make each customers experience an unforgettable one. Not only is the Jetpack America team set on providing a great experience, but they are some of the most talented and selfless employees that I've had the pleasure of working with. If you're looking for a fun, safe, and unforgettable experience, give us a call.

 

Jetpack America Certified Flight Instructor Jon StatmanJon Statman - Certified Flight Instructor

 

Hey, I'm Jon! Originally from Southern California, I moved back to San Diego from Oregon a couple years ago in search of blue skies and sunnier weather. I’ve always been passionate about flying, and I do it as much as I can, in every way that I can. I’m a skydiver, indoor skydiving instructor, and best of all, a jetpack flight instructor!I’ve been with Jetpack America for a little over two years now, and it’s the best job I’ve ever had. I love teaching people to fly, and seeing the huge smiles on their faces when they’re finished. Knowing that I have even a small part in the great experiences that people have with us is an awesome feeling, and flying isn’t bad either!

 

My favorite thing to do on the jetpack is a new trick we created, the downward cork. But the best part is that whether it’s your first time flying or your 1000th, there’s something to learn, and I guarantee you’ll have an awesome time doing it. So what are you waiting for, come fly with us!

 

 

Jetpack America Certified Flight Instructor Jesse OrlandoJesse Orlando - Certified Flight Instructor

 

They told me I couldn’t fly… How’s your desk job, now? Since I joined the team in 2014, I've looked to the sky for guidance. A born and raised Bostonian, I found myself on the left coast in 2010, and decided winter wasn’t all that necessary. After establishing a home base, I needed a profession to match my epic move: Enter Jetpack America.

 

Before my time with jetpack, I pursued a career in youth development. Ive worked with summer camps across the US, taught snowboarding internationally, and currently supervise an aquatic recreation program for kids and teens. Since the introduction of the Tandem Jetpack, Ive been given the opportunity to provide kids with an amazing experience while soaring through the air like a superhero. Seamless fusion. What more could you need?

 

 

 

Jetpack America Instructor Assistant Austin AshAustin Ash - Instructor Assistant

 

Hello world! I’m Austin and like many of my fellow jetpack enthusiasts, I grew up with a love for the water. Born and raised in beautiful San Diego, I have always been connected with the ocean. A little bit about myself, I’ve been surfing, skiing/snowboarding and jet skiing my whole life, in high school I was a CIF Pole Vaulter with a personal record of 14feet 2inches, I like to skydive also, with 250 jumps and a couple dozen wingsuit jumps, it’s safe to say I crave the feeling of human flight! In June 2015, a skydive friend of mine mentioned he was a member of Jetpack America, and once a month he gets to bring someone in for a free flight. I jumped at the opportunity and have never looked at a jet ski the same again. Jetpack America changed my life and fuels my need for flight. See you in the sky!

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

 

Kevin Harris - Flight Center Manager Jetpack America Flight Center Manager Kevin Harris

 

What's up, my name is Kevin Harris and I work for the best company in the world, Jetpack America! I was born in Las Vegas, NV. Coming from Las Vegas, there isn't a lot of water here, so I'm sure you understand why I love working with water jetpacks!! I love all action sports, I grew up riding dirt bikes and still nothing compares  to flying high on the jetpack!

 

If you're on the edge about coming and jetpacking, don't think about it, just  come out here and we will get you in the sky! If you're in the Las Vegas area and you want to jump into a nice refreshing lake and fly a jetpack, give us a call!

 

 

Jetpack America Certified Flight Instructor Cody MurphyCody Murphy - Certified Flight Instructor

 

I was born and raised in Pahrump and learned about Jetpack America when they began operating at Spring Mountain Motorsports, where I was a technician. Well, it didn't take long for me to make the move from race cars to jetpacks. Since then, I've gotten tons of flight time and become a Certified Flight Instructor. Come fly with us at the most beautiful jetpack flight center in the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jetpack America Instructor Assistant Andi BishopAndi Bishop - Instructor Assistant/Office Rep

 

Hi, I'm Andi! I am originally from Willow, Alaska. I moved to Nevada in December of 2010 and I absolutely love it here! I'm not yet finished with high school. I'd like to study sports medicine in college. I'm a pretty competitive person. I am an adrenaline junkie, I love riding dirt bikes and quads, playing sports and going on outdoor adventures, so of course I love working for Jetpack America! What really makes it awesome is that almost everyone is in a great mood when they come fly with us because they're so excited to fly a Jetpack! I like meeting people from all over the world and learning about what kind of adventurous stuff different people have done! And on top of that I get to go to work in my bathing suit and fly a Jetpack, a job doesn't get better than this! Bring your family and friends to fly a Jetpack with you, it's such a great experience and I guarantee that you won't regret it!

 

 

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