My name is Kassandra Gurule, and I want to skydive! As a Colorado native, I learned to ski, became an adrenaline enthusiast, and constantly wanted to feel “the rush” at a young age. On the way to Boulder, my parents drove by a drop zone, and I would search the sky for the “flying things”. As soon as I realized people were attached to the parachutes, “flying things”, I wanted to experience the extraordinary rush. I wanted to feel that rush in the sky that I felt looking up from the ground. Recently, I started working at Independent Skydive Company in Boulder, Colorado. I was so excited to begin working with a company where I could learn to skydive. The DZO, Jeremy Divan “Redeye”, is a very experienced international skydiver and BASE jumper, and contains more knowledge about the sport than one could ask! Furthermore, all the guys here have several hundred or thousands of jumps! I know the information coming from them is honest and real.
I have surrounded myself with supportive friends that are willing to share their knowledge, so I can become a licensed skydiver. Nothing compares to working around the awesome people at the drop zone and learning a passionate goal all at the same time. I feel so privileged to be in such safe, experienced hands while learning such an exhilarating sport…from amazing people that create memories to never forget. Although I am a little nervous for my first jump, my nervousness is overwhelmed with support and excitement to jump. Shawn Carroll has gone over the first jump course with me, and now I need to complete fifteen IAD jumps! Now, for the first IAD jump…Here we go SO EXCITED!!!