This page is constantly changing! Over the years, we've had nearly 30 delegates. Below are the active delegates that have provided bios for our website. If you are a Pink Mafia Delegate and would like to be included on this page, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your profile and a current photo. We look forward to hearing from you!
Jennifer Jones - PMS 39
DZ: Jenn is all over the Southeast especially Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee & Georgia
Jenn is an avid skydiver whose career began at a small family oriented DZ and graduated to travelling around the world. Jenn is approaching 48 hours of freefall, has amassed numerous State, National and World Records including Largest Formation 400 way, Largest Mass FreeFall 960 jumpers and Night World Record 40 way. Jenn is also an AFFI, demo jumper and organizer who loves to teach young jumpers new techniques. Jenn has seen changes in the sport that empower women and wants to contribute to that effort through being a SIS Mentor and Pink Mafia Delegate.
Flora Uragallo – PMS 63
DZ: Skydive Z-Hills - Florida
Hi I’m Flora from Florida! My parents are both skydivers, so being on a drop zone (any DZ) is like home to me, which makes you all my family! I started skydiving in high school which made it really tough to stay focused. If it wasn’t for my Pink Mafia Sister, I probably wouldn’t have graduated. I pay that forward by being a huge advocate for “us girls gotta stick together.” So if (or hopefully, when) you see me, please say hi because I would love to meet you, heart to heart. Favorite topics of conversation: JOKES, movies, traveling, science, gadgets, fabrics, rock climbing, yoga, aerial dance (silks, lyra, and trapeze), music festivals, costuming, and knitting. Yes, knitting.
Q: What do you get when you cross a Jamaican and a ginger? A: A gingerbreadmon :)
Katie Blue - PMS 86
DZ: Katie doesn't have a "home" DZ! She travels all over the place!
Katie has been skydiving since 2002 and has served in the United States Army since 1998. On the weekends, she enjoys traveling across the U.S. attending boogies or just chilling on the local dropzone with friends. She is known for her contagious smile and positive energy. Katie bears a deep respect for the pioneers of the sport and likes to educate new jumpers on our rich history and tradition (so if you owe beer you better pay up!) Safety first - Katie is conservative in nature and constantly seeks out new learning opportunities - especially from her friends.
Melanie Curtis - PMS 302
DZ: Skydive Cross Keys - New Jersey
Melanie is a life coach, speaker, author, entrepreneur, professional skydiver, mini-spoof movie maker, and lover of comedy, growth and people. She has over 10,000 jumps and 21 years in the sport. She's traveled around the world coaching thousands of people, collecting insights, inspiration, and even more ridiculous memories and lessons along the way. Mel is known for her unparalleled positive attitude and fire for fun, inclusion, and education in skydiving. She writes a monthly column in Blue Skies Magazine, and leads a virtual skydiving coaching group for newer jumpers looking for more education, community, and a fun mid-week fix of skydiving awesomeness digitally every week. As Mel would say, F*CK YEAH!!! Hahaha.. Join here: http://melaniecurtis.com/thevsc/ or reach out with questions anytime at email@example.com.
Jen Illingworth - PMS 436
DZ: Skydive San Marcos – Texas
Jen made her first (and only) tandem skydive in Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia in 2002 and was instantly addicted to this exhilarating sport. She began AFF the following year at Skydive Houston where she met two of the founding PMS members – Brooke & Alli. Fast forward over the next few years and Jen spent several seasons as a 4 way team member, qualified as an AFFI, competed at USPA Nationals and jumped on several women only Texas State Records. Jen’s freefall is now divided between RW and freeflying and when she’s on the ground she joins her husband Paul with the never ending tasks of being a DZO! She is honored to be a Big SIS and hopes that she can inspire, encourage and mentor other female jumpers in the wonderful world that is skydiving!
Amy Milhorne - PMS 460
DZ: Skydive Carolina - South Carolina
Amy’s first tandem was also her first time in an airplane! It took a bit of time to work up the nerve for AFF, but in 2004 she signed up and never looked back. She has 2300+ jumps, and had the privilege of being initiated by PMS #1 (Brooke) & #86 (Katie Blue). She found her jumping groove by competing in artistic freefly for 5 years, and is now competing on a Mixed Formation Skydiving (MFS) team. She loves organizing beginner/intermediate freeflyers, and seeing someone’s gigantic smile as they get their first dock is one of her favorite things. Aside from jumping, Amy’s favorite things include tunnel, her nieces, hiking with her pup, travels, all things sci-fi & grilled cheese sandwiches.
Chazi Blacksher - PMS 557
DZ: Skydive Arizona
Chazi primarily jumps & trains at Skydive Arizona. She has logged somewhere around 3,000 jumps, has a coach rating and 9-to5s in telecom. Bev Suits, FireFly and Mirage sponsored, she currently lives in Chandler, AZ with hubby, Nick. She has a few state records, FS and Vertical. She was a part of the 52-way Upright World Record 2014, Women’s Vertical World Record 63-way in 2013, 138-way general Vertical World Record 2012, enjoys running stupid distances and hot yoga. She’s excited to be a part of PMS and can't wait to bring the Barbie jump to the next SIS event!!!
Sarah Nuckols - Delegate Coordinator - PMS 576
DZ: Skydive VSC / Skydive Orange - Virginia
Sarah started skydiving shortly before her 38th birthday when her kids were 5 & 12. In the fall of 2007, Sarah had the privilege of being initiated by PMS #4 Mel at a drop zone in Louisa, VA. Sarah is a Women's Formation State Record Holder in VA, FL, and NC a small group RW organizer, but first and foremost, she is an advocate of women in the sport. From jumps with newly licenced skydivers to SIS socks, Sarah does everything she can to encourage women in our sport. In June of 2016, Sarah and her husband (Matt) became the second American couple to finish skydiving in all 50 states! She's been to more than 60 drop zones and has over 1,100 jumps.
Marian Sparks - PMS 579
DZ: Skydive Spaceland - Texas
Marian is the founder and President of Jump For The Rose, a non profit skydiving organization that raises money to help women who don't have insurance obtain breast cancer treatment. She is a USPA coach and has been jumping for 8+ years. She has over 1900 jumps. A state and national women's record holder. Competed in USPA Nationals in 10 way competition in 2012, Largest formation 118, and the face of the Susan G Komen national advertising campaign.
Nicole Perkins – PMS 666
DZ: Glidersports Skydiving - Clinton, MO
After an onstage lifestyle as a classical singer, musician and college educator, a 2007 tandem fueled Nicole’s adrenaline passion for skydiving. Within 2 years, Nicole earned her Coach rating followed by her AFFI. Over 2,300+ jumps later, she continues to spread the love and knowledge of the sport to anyone who will listen. Nicole’s love for RW led to 3 Female Formation State Records in Missouri and Tennessee. When she’s not traveling or working in corporate hospital management, she can be found behind manifest, training students, helping out wherever needed, and enjoying the sport as a “family affair” with her husband Justice (an AFFI & Tandem Examiner) and her son, Liam. As a delegate, Nicole hopes to encourage and mentor women in the sport to continue to learn, share the sky, and give back to the sport that has changed her life!
Jolene Dressel- PMS 674
DZ: Skydive Tennessee
As a gesture of support for a friend, Jolene took part in a skydiving “group activity” with Nashville Entrepreneur Organization. One jump wasn't enough! She returned to the DZ by herself to do 3 more tandems. Bit. Smitten. Addicted. Jolene earned her licensed in Nov. 2014, started competitive skydiving a year later, and competed in 8-way and 4-way at Nationals in 2015 and 2016, respectively - medalling in the 8-way Intermediate class. She is a Women's FL sequential record holder for a 3 point 17-way. With over 700 jumps, Jolene is a member of the women's 4-way team Southern Mix and will be competing at Nationals in 2017. Jolene is a company owner/CEO (STRESSFUL!) and thrives on the outlet the sport provides. As she puts it: “ I love to escape the real world and gain long-term friendships with like-minded people.”
Debbie Maline - PMS 678
DZ: Spaceland Houston - Texas
Hi, I'm Debbie! I made my first skydive in April 2013 and have a little more than 600 jumps and roughly 60 hours in the tunnel. My home DZ is Spaceland Houston (at the moment) but as a military spouse, I claim a new home DZ every 2-3 years. I'm passionate about 4-way FS and on an intermediate team called Spaceland Toxic Heveh, who is competing at Nationals in 2017. I am a USPA coach and love mentoring new jumpers! When I'm not training for 4-way, you can often find me at a tunnel getting freefly coaching! Can't wait to initiate more women to become a Pink Mafia Sister with me!
ShawnaRae Miliano - PMS 705
DZ: Triangle Skydiving Center - North Carolina
When I am not working as hospital ER nurse, I am the DZ Manager at Triangle Skydiving Center, the Administrator behind the Women’s Skydiving Leadership Network and the Team Manager for SDC Rhythm XP. I am exuberantly passionate about giving back to the sport and tirelessly driven to inspire others to pay-it-skyforward. I earned my A-license in the summer of 2014 and immediately launched the Big SiS program at TSC. I am a USPA coach, have LOTs of tunnel time, 350+ jumps, and I am a Mom to 2 rambunctiously happy kiddos. You’ll often catch me up at 2 AM answering emails, working on new projects for the WSLN & SDC Rhythm XP, or doing whatever I can do to build my TSC community. I am excited about being a Pink Mafia Sister Delegate and look forward to empowering YOU to being the best you can be! ♥ ShawnaRae
Molly Amos - PMS 706
DZ: Skydive Paraclete XP - North Carolina
In June of 2014, Molly did her first tandem and instantly fell in love with the sport. Shortly thereafter, she started AFF training at a small Cessna DZ in Jonesville, NC. These days, Molly calls Skydive Paraclete XP home and is fortunate to be at a drop zone with a strong female community. When Molly isn't jumping, she works as an accountant and is in school to become a CPA. Some day, Molly would like to be a tandem instructor and have an opportunity to follow the footsteps of her tandem mentor, Ashley. With every jump, her love for skydiving grows and Molly is happy to be a mentor for women in our sport. When you see Molly, be sure to ask her about her roller derby knickname "Baby Pistol"! Yes...that says "ROLLER DERBY"!
Melissa Dame - PMS 716
DZ: Skydive The Ritz - Washington
Melissa is on the Board of Directors for Jump at Life, a non-profit that offers the opportunity for terminally ill young adults to experience the freedom of a tandem skydive and become a Sky Warrior. When she’s not working her 9-5 in utilities, she can normally be found at Skydive Phoenix training students, load organizing at Skydive Arizona, or traveling to experience a new drop zone. This summer, she can be found at Skydive The Ritz in Washington State. She is hoping to earn her Tandem Rating soon. Melissa is always excited to share her love for the sport.
Jennifer Fisher - PMS 734
DZ: Skydive Kansas City - Missouri
Jennifer started skydiving in 2010 by doing a tandem during a local fundraiser. Jump one and she was hooked (much to the chagrin of her mother). Her 9 to 5 is at a hospital dealing with patient complaints so skydiving is definitely her happy place! Summertime sunset loads are her favorite. Jennifer is a packer, a UPSA Coach with plans to earn her AFF rating this season. Affectionately known as “Fishstix”, she’s also instrumental in marketing and event planning at the DZ. Her dream is that she and fellow PMS, Penny Fletcher, will someday own a farm with nothing but miniature animals!
Kim Leen - PMS 742
DZ: Skydive City - Florida & Skydive Carolina
During a 2016 cross country road trip from LA to Maine, Kim stopped in Utah and did a tandem at Skydive Moab. She loved it! As she continued her trip, she visited different drop zones along the way and did a combination of IAD, Static Line, and AFF training. In May 2016, she reached her 9th drop zone - Skydive Carolina and found her first skydiving family. While she was there, Kim completed the requirements for her A, B & C licenses and 250 skydives. In the fall of 2016, Kim moved to Florida to work at IFly in Tampa. Kim now calls Skydive City in Z-Hills her home and is excited about meeting other female skydivers that share her passion for the sky.
Katie Scacchetti - PMS 745
DZ: Skydive City - Florida / Skydive Carolina
In 2014, Katie started the AFF program Skydive Carolina. She now has almost 300 jumps and a coaches rating from the USPA. Katie is a travel ER nurse who loves adventure and meeting new people. She recently moved to Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida and enjoys RW, freeflying, wingsuiting and the tunnel. Katie loves skydiving with others that share her passion and she is excited to be a mentor for other female jumpers.
Bre Reichle – PMS 746
DZ: Glidersports Skydiving, Clinton Missouri
When Bre isn’t running manifest, she can be found coaching students, loading/fueling the plane, or closing the books at the end of the day. Regardless of what needs to be done to support her drop zone, Bre is up for the challenge. A former member of iFly’s Kansas City management team, Bre is currently the only woman in the local area to have earned the IBA Head Down check off. Bre is passionate about promoting skydiving for everyone and a culture of teamwork and fairness. She encourages all disciplines of skydiving, but freeflying is her first love! In hopes of one day becoming a delegate, Bre was initiated by Chazi in 2016. Bre has a gumptious desire to help grow the number of women in skydiving through the PMS movement.
Steph Libby - PMS 748
DZ: Mi-High Skydiving Center - Colorado
After a tandem skydive in July of 2009, Steph eagerly signed up for AFF training at a DZ in Pennsylvania. Steph has worked as a USPA coach and also spent time working manifest. She is always ready to help out wherever she can. Her favorite discipline is angle tracking, though she will tell you that she loves to do all styles of jumps. When Steph isn’t at the DZ, she works as a real-time closed captioner, putting live captions on national TV news and sporting events. Steph spends her leisure time with her husband Matt. They can be found flying in the tunnel, riding bikes, playing with their pups or skiing in the winter. If you get a chance to come to Mile Hi, be sure to find Steph and ask her to jump with you. She’ll be the one with a big smile!
Erica Dawson - PMS 756
DZ: Skydive Finger Lakes, Ovid NY
In 2009, one of Erica’s MBA students challenged her to get a skydiving license and she signed up right away. She spent two seasons in terror, but after bragging all over campus she couldn’t just quit. One day, Erica decided not to be afraid any longer. From that moment on, it was Game On! With an enthusiasm not necessarily matched by skill (yet), she now spends every day possible in the sky. She draws on the lessons of the sport in her teaching as a professor at Cornell and obnoxiously works skydiving metaphors into just about every lecture . “Courage is a choice”; “Focus on the thing you want to land on, not the thing you want to avoid”; “Don’t waste time trying to fix what needs to be cut away”, etc. Erica is fortunate share the sky with a group of amazing women at Skydive Finger Lakes and is excited to play a part in expanding the Sisterhood!
Tracy Bohm - PMS 761
DZ: Skydive Elsinore- California / Skydive Arizona
I made my first jump (tandem) in Chicago in 2005. Before that jump, I told my instructor that I was never going to do it again, but I was hooked immediately! I am a full blown 4 way addict and have been competing for several years. I currently live in CA where I work as a full time AFF instructor, videographer, tunnel coach and load organizer. I have organized and participated in 4 women’s records (2 Costa Rican National Female Records 2017, 2 New Jersey State Female Records 2016), as well as countless WSCR jumps. I love to travel and organize at boogies and was voted Best Load Organizer of 2016 by Blue Skies Magazine (THANK YOU!)!! I was super stoked to finally get initiated into PMS by Chazi while we were both organizing at a SIS event in 2016. #miragegirlforlife
Annemarie Hammond - PMS 778
DZ: Skydive City ZHills - Florida
Annemarie earned her A license in 2000 and now has nearly 3,500 skydives! Since 2010, she has been an RW organizer at Skydive City in Zephyrhills and has organized over 2,000 jumps including small formations, large formations, SIS events, 4-way scrambles, Turkey Meets (8, 10 & 16 ways) and big way camps. In 2010, Annemarie joined POPS and has been on multiple POPS world records including: 120 way - 2012, 60 way 2 point sequential - 2013, 72 way 2-point sequential - 2014, 80+ way 2-pt sequential - 2015, and the 108 way 2 point sequential in 2016. She's also an IL Women's State Record holder: August 2015: 39-way and 32-way 2-point sequential. In addition to organizing, Annemarie has held a USPA coach rating since 2012 and enjoys teaching and giving back to the sport.
Melissa Allen - PMS 795
DZ: Skydive West Plains - Washington
My first time in an airplane I took the plunge doing a tandem skydive. I got my A licence in September of 2016, didn't jump all winter, after that I decided I would not spend another winter where I could not jump. Now I spend my summers in Washington helping run a drop zone and winters down south traveling and hiking with my partner in crime. I currently have 270 jumps, and a coach rating. I thoroughly enjoy teaching students to become better skydivers. I am stoked to get other ladies excited about the sport and show them how to have fun with Barbies in the big blue sky!
Gem Hodges - PMS 812
DZ: Skydive Byron Bay - Australia
Hi, I'm Gem! Skydiving started for me after a few "Sky Jumps" (Las Vegas Stratosphere and Auckland Tower) and a Bungy Jump. Skydiving was the logical next step and despite a few bumps along the way, I've amassed 335 jumps in a year and 10 months in the sport. Day by day I’m an IT Project Manager and I thoroughly enjoy going full pelt at everything I do. I've also medalled at state and national level for 4 way FS and 2 way VFS (state), and I'm truly passionate about helping women and newer jumpers in the sport. I want to continue assisting on coach jumps and star crest days alongside team training to ensure our women feel capable and confident. I love the atmosphere bought to the dropzone when there is a large female presence and I truly believe that more women in the sport is good for everybody. I hope I get to meet you!
Julie Kleinwort - PMS 815
DZ: Julie lives in Iowa, but she is a traveling gypsy! Who knows where she'll be next!
Julie loves to smile! Smiling is her favorite!! She considers herself a “Jack of most disciplines, master of none” and enjoys dabbling in almost everything in the sky. With a background in cheerleading, her bubbly personality and unusual flexibility lay a solid foundation to her true passion: Freestyle! Julie also dedicates a lot of time training and competing with her 4-way FS team. When she isn’t training, you can find her traveling the country jumping and/or organizing at as many events as possible, including several SIS boogies and women’s FS records. Julie can’t wait to start initiating more awesome and talented ladies to the Pink Mafia Sisterhood! <3