The following is information for members of the United States Parachute Association Central Region and has been provided by USPA Central Regional Director Gary Peek since early 2009.
National Director Candidates Name Vote Count Jay Stokes 3427 Kirk Verner 2592 Michael McGowan 2342 Sherry Butcher 2295 Mike Mullins 2261 Larry Hill 2012 Jan Meyer 1980 Thomas Noonan 1728 Scott Smith 1651 Rich Winstock 1169 Nancy Gruttman-Tyler 1130 Bill Schmitt 990 Charles Gittins 781 Dusty-Lee Johnson 694 Jean-Paul Vega 639 Regional Directors Region Name Vote Count Foreign Votes Central Gary Peek 288 51 9% Jeremy Streumph 215 22 4% Eastern Shauna Finley 341 95 16% John King 274 8 1% Gulf Chuck Akers 339 32 5% DJ Marvin 284 36 6% Mid-Atlantic Tony Thacker 308 21 4% Tom Deacon 303 23 4% Mid-Eastern Chris Nunn 297 21 4% Randy Allison 197 21 4% Mountain Shawn Hill 220 15 3% Ray Lallo 210 11 2% North Central Michael Wadkins 223 24 4% Northeast Al King 270 28 5% Northwest Luke Aikins 302 51 9% Pacific Jason Gordon 213 7 1% Southeast Albert Berchtold 428 50 8% Southern Steve Helffrich 169 8 1% Southwest Jack Pyland 182 11 2% Western Joshua Hall 362 46 8%
USPA BOD Candidate Bio for the October Parachutist, 2015 Elections
I'm an active AFF, Tandem, IAD, and Static Line Instructor/Examiner with nearly 8000 jumps, Pro rating holder, Master Parachute Rigger, jump pilot, parachute researcher, and all-around jumper active in many types of skydiving.
I contribute to parachute and skydiving publications and technical research (www.pcprg.com), have authored many articles for skydiving and aviation magazines, and have made 9 unique presentations at 10 different PIA Symposiums. In the coming years I plan to continue to do this work for the skydiving and aviation communities as I always have.
I do not make a living in the skydiving industry nor do I own a skydiving business, so I have absolutely no conflicts of interest (financial or otherwise), and can provide unbiased representation for each USPA member. I work for the benefit of USPA members, not for myself.
I will not describe a political platform that is not realistic, nor will I propose additions or changes to USPA programs that that do not benefit all USPA members.
Wherever I see issues related to the safety and security of skydiving and of aviation, I speak up, no matter where I am.
I am fortunate to always be able to take time out from my job to help USPA members, and I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions about this election and what you can do to help.
(800) 435-1975, M-F 9AM-5PM central, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information: My skydiving bio. My career/professional bio can be found on LinkedIn.
If you would like more information, or if you would like more detail or my take on some of the actions, please feel from to call me.
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Contacting Gary Peek
Note: I am a skydiver. I am at dropzones much of the weekend unless the weather is obviously not jumpable.
3201 Highgate Lane
St. Charles, MO, 63301
email@example.com When at home or the office I check email very often.
Home phone: (636) 946-5272 (This is not a cell phone and does not accept text messages.) My office is in my home. If you want to talk to me for a while, please call my home number so that my office number will not be tied up. The only time I will not answer the home line is if I am on a business call on the office line.
Office phone: (636) 723-4000 or (800) 435-1975 (This is not a cell phone and does not accept text messages.) The best way to reach me quickly is at the office and available at those phone numbers from 9AM to 5PM, but I will answer the office lines any time I am at home.
Office fax: (636) 724-2288 If you fax me something, be sure that it is filled out in a manner that can be read, considering that fax machines have less resolution than printers or scanners.
Contacting USPA Headquarters
United States Parachute Association
5401 Southpointe Centre Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: (540) 604-9470 or (800) 371-USPA
Fax: (540) 604-9741
www.uspa.org The USPA web site has a lot of information on it that you will need, including the online SIM (to tell your students about), parts of the IRM, manuals, forms, info for Safety Day, etc.
If you need something, start there, and if you cannot find what you need, ask USPA Headquarters.
If something is not available then let me know and I'll see if I can get that changed. I do not keep many USPA documents because I cannot keep track of the latest inforation, which changes regularly.