Our Staff

At Ohio Skydiving Center we only hire US Parachute Association Certified instructors and experienced pilots trained beyond industry expectations. Each tandem instructor must have a minimum of 500 jumps before being eligible to take passengers, and our pilots must have a minimum of 500 hours before flying our planes!

We pride ourselves on having the best staff in the industry who are passionate about introducing you to the world of skydiving.


Chris Chapman

Owner | Tandem Instructor | AFF Instructor | FAA Rigger | Pilot

Ratings: IAD-I, SL-I, AFF-I, Tandem-I, S&TA

Jumps: > 6000

USPA: 73561 | D15921

Tara Chapman

Owner, Tandem Instructor, Manifest

Ratings: Tandem Instructor | Coach

Jumps: 1000+

USPA: D-31567

Shannon Dillman

Marketing Coordinator

Ratings: Coach

Jumps: 314

USPA: 278344 | B-41093

Shanna Chapman

Video Editor/Manifest

Jumps: 4

Kelley Tobias

Office Manager/Manifest

Jumps: 6


Logan Diehl

Tandem Instructor | Videographer | Coach |Demo Team

Ratings: Coach, Tandem Instructor

Jumps: +1,000

USPA: 260018 | D-33274

Peter Sobchak

Coach | Tandem Instructor

Ratings: Coach, TI

Jumps: 500+

USPA: 263921

Tony Shadwick

Tandem Instructor

Ratings: Coach, Tandem Instructor, PRO

Jumps: 2100

USPA: 210972 | D-30874

Dave Miller

Tandem Instructor | Demo Team | Ground Crew | Packer

Ratings: Coach, Tandem Instructor & Pro-Rated

Jumps: 600+

USPA: 223923 | D-32605

Mike Coury

Tandem Instructor | AFF Instructor | Demo Team

Ratings: Tandem - I, AFF-I

Jumps: > 1,500

USPA: 249280 | D-032409

Natalie Gonzalez

AFF Instructor | Coach | Demo Team

Ratings: AFF-I, PRO

Jumps: +1000

USPA: 146079 I D-24176


Kip Kelsey


Tom Baxter


Tom Harmon


Steve Porter



Kirsten Rinehart

Parachute Packer

Allee Shipley

Parachute Packer

Cameron Bond

Parachute Packer

Jumps: 100

USPA: 260208 | A-064342

Katie Lipka

Parachute Packer

Hannah Lipka

Parachute Packer


Rich Robinson

Videographer | Coach

Ratings: Coach | Pro

Jumps: 693

USPA: 133060 / D 27420