I want to share with you why I feel strongly that Melissa Nelson Lowe is uniquely qualified to serve as a USPA National Director.
Our sport has an amazing history and even more exciting future. Few could have imagined 20 years ago what we see on DZs across the country everyday today. The advancements in safety and training, the variety of different disciplines, flying skill development, levels of participation and the broad, extended community of our skydiving family have been truly remarkable.
To have the vision to see into the next 20 years also requires knowledge, appreciation and respect of our past.
Melissa has been deeply involved in every aspect of our sport for her entire life. She knows very well where we came from and has helped lead us to where we are today. She has the experience of someone twice her age matched with the youthful enthusiasm of someone half her age. She has the vision to see the full potential in our sport and a good understanding of the challenges we face towards reaching that potential.
She’s been a DZO, a World Record Organizer, a PRO Demo jumper, an Instructor, a spokesperson and most importantly just one of the gang.
As a USPA Member and DZO of a USPA affiliated drop zone I so look forward to working with Melissa as the new member of a great team of National Directors.
Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Long-time Professional Skydiver ★★★★★