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Skydiving:

I made my first skydive in August 2004 – a static line jump – in Snohomish, WA. I immediately signed up for my second jump the following weekend, and continued on in the student program there, completing my A license in March 2005. I currently jump primarily at Skydive Kapowsin when I’m home in Seattle, but I hit the road quite often to skydive around the country as well (and to escape the less-than-reliable northwest weather).  [Edit: As of August 24, I’ve taken up residence and started a new job in Oakland, California.  I’m planning to split my time between Davis and Byron, though I’m sure I’ll make a few trips out to Lodi as well – it’s hard to resist the lure of $15 jumps!]

I currently hold a USPA C license and have around 400 jumps (yes, I log and on any given day could tell you the exact number, but I’m deliberately leaving this vague so I don’t have to update it every weekend this summer!). In my four years in the sport, I’ve jumped at 23 dropzones and one brewery in the U.S. and Canada. Thanks to jobs that pay me more than I’m (probably) worth, creative extension of business trips, and an outsized frequent flyer mileage balance, I have been able to travel extensively to skydive, and look forward to continuing to do so – it’s one of my favorite parts of the sport.

So far, almost all of my skydiving has been RW, and I plan to continue to focus on that for the foreseeable future – I’m having too much fun with it and am enjoying improving my skills and working on bigger formations and building those skills. I’ve dabbled a little in freeflying, and my wingsuiting friends keep trying to get me to try the nylon crack, but so far, the RW has been good to me.

Personal:

After spending most of the first 26 years of my life on the east coast (mostly in Virginia except for three years in Greece as a kid and the last two years in North Carolina), I moved to Seattle in 1997 and have been a devoted west coaster ever since. I still love getting back to the east coast to see family and friends, but have defintely taken to the west coast weather and lifestyle.

Professionally, I work as a project and program manager in the health care industry. I’m currently job hunting, but in the past I’ve worked for start-ups, health plans, and software companies. [Edit: As of August 25th, I’ll be working for a large health plan in Northern California as a Lead Solution Consultant in their IT department.  I will act as a liaison between business and IT on a large sales, marketing, and underwriting application development project.]

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3 Responses to “About Krisanne”


  1. 1 Ed Dixon June 14, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Hey, Good morning. It was great to see you at Sky Fest and you were right, I was surprised when I saw the candidate list. Good luck and take care.

    Ed

  2. 2 Martin Myrtle June 27, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Good to see you in the race. I think that the BOD should be a cross section of the membership, so the fact that you’ve been jump’n 4 years is a plus in my book!

    Not that I know you well at all Krisanne, but from what I do know, you’re honest, and caring. You have my vote, and I know you’ll be a fresh voice!

    Thank you for your service to our organization (in advance)!
    Martin

  3. 3 Andy Whitlock October 31, 2008 at 4:41 am

    Krisanne,
    I want to know how every BOD member votes on each and every motion.

    I am very frustrated reading the minutes of meetings and only seeing numbers – so may voted for, so many voted agianst – that tell us nothing about the people and the motives behind the vote.

    It seems all-too-simple to include in the minutes:
    Motion: Blah, Blah, Blah
    Voting for: AA, BB, CC
    Voting Against: XX, YY, ZZ

    I want to know how each and every committee member votes on each and every proposal…and who made the proposal in the first place.
    Committee Report
    Proposal: Blah, Blah, Blah
    Submitted by: AA
    Voting for: AA, BB, CC
    Voting Against: XX, YY, ZZ

    I mean, how hard could that be?


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