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Department of Safety and Training - safety@uspa.org

  • Instructional Courses
  • Ratings and Licenses
  • Safety & Training Advisors
  • The Skydiver's Information Manual
  • The Instructional Rating Manual
  • Incident Reports
  • Waiver Requests
  • Demonstration Jumping
  • Training Resources
  • Standardization Meetings
  • "The Professional" e-newsletter

Ron Bell

Director of Safety & Training
USPA Member #181068, D-26863
Extension: 314
safety@uspa.org


Jon Zitz

Safety & Training Coordinator and Compliance Advocate
Extension: 329
safety@uspa.org

Department of Technology it@uspa.org

  • USPA Websites
  • Data & resource management
  • Tech support & error reporting
  • STAR Awards

Jen Sharp

Director of Technology
USPA Member #95031, D-17516
Extension: 312
it@uspa.org


Nikko Mamallo

Web Application Developer
USPA Member #270097, D-34272
Extension: 308
it@uspa.org

Administrative Staff - uspa@uspa.org

  • Internal operations
  • Maintain headquarters facilities

Albert Berchtold

Executive Director
USPA Member #155261, D-27832
Extension: 325
uspa@uspa.org


Stephanie Whittaker

Director of Accounting & Human Resources
Extension: 317
uspa@uspa.org


Kathy Neubauer

Office Administrator
Extension: 331
uspa@uspa.org

Communications Department -  communications@uspa.org

  • Parachutist advertising
  • Parachutist submissions
  • Parachutist.com
  • The USPA Store

Laura Sharp

Director of Communications
USPA Member #131713, D-23561 Extension: 305
communications@uspa.org


Deborah Groce

Publications Manager
Extension: 311
communications@uspa.org  


Nate Hill

Graphic Designer
Extension: 307
communications@uspa.org  


Luke Jones

Managing Editor
USPA Member #34069, A-93149
Extension: 303
communications@uspa.org  


Shanon Searls

Sport Promotion Manager
USPA Member #245610, D-33131
Extension: 318
communications@uspa.org


George Hargis

Public Relations and Social Media Manager
USPA Member #292986, D-36681
Extension: 334
communications@uspa.org

Membership Department - membership@uspa.org 

  • Awards
  • Change of address (including Parachutist)
  • Demo insurance | Call (866) 585-4590
  • Individual membership
  • Lost and damaged magazine
  • Mailing lists
  • Membership insurance
  • Temporary membership

Stephanie Seidel

Director of Membership Services Extension: 326 membership@uspa.org


Brittany Main

Membership Coordinator Extension: 306 membership@uspa.org


Group Membership - groupmembers@uspa.org

  • DZ listings online and in magazine
  • Group membership application and renewal
  • International Affiliate Drop Zone program

Tammy Zitz

Group Membership Coordinator Extension: 310 groupmembers@uspa.org

USPA Staff

The Departments at Headquarters serving you!

USPA's administrative staff conducts the day-to-day business of the organization. The Executive Director, who assumes all the various responsibilities and duties assigned by the USPA Board, manages USPA staff through a department structure. Based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USPA Headquarters staff members–led by the Executive Director–often travel for events, directly reaching our members at drop zones throughout the U.S.

USPA Headquarters

5401 Southpoint Centre Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 604-9740 (p) | (540) 604-9741 (f)
uspa@uspa.org

Competition Department - competition@uspa.org

  • Judging & Judges
  • Nationals & Collegiates Competitions
  • Records
  • U.S. Teamsā˜
  • FAI & ISC

Amanda Owens Smalley

Director of Competition & Records
USPA Member #161391, D-25783
Extension: 332

Government Relations - govrelations@uspa.org

  • Aircraft, airport access
  • FAA, legislative issues
  • TSA, security issues

Michael Knight

Director of Government Relations
USPA Member #149616, D-22804
Extension: 333
govrelations@uspa.org

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