Kari learned to fly HG in Canada in 1981, PG in OZ 1988 and pretty much has been obsessed with flying ever since.
After winning her first competition which fueled the drive to continue over 25+year competition career she went on to win 3 world championship titles, multiple world records, too many to count US National Championship titles in both HG and PG and was the first US Pilot invited to enter in the elite Red Bull XAlps in 2005. Kari selectively competes but is not driven by results anymore, she much prefers to have fun and share her expertise with new and upcoming pilots.
Kari started teaching/coaching/guiding back in 1991 in the Owens Valley. Kari loves to travel around the world sharing the skies with newer pilots with an appetite to learn.
Ken has been flying and teaching paragliding in Utah and around the world since 1989.
Ken is also responsible for pioneering many of northern Utah’s top flying sites, as well as initiating many of the state’s cross-country paragliding routes that back in 2006 he used to record the top six cross-country flights in Utah that year in only seven attempts. He’s also held the Utah State Cross-Country Record for three consecutive years, and won the annual Utah Cup cross-country paragliding competition six times.
Ken’s Mission Statement – To attentively introduce, encourage, instruct, develop, nurture, and mentor anyone interested in learning and applying the most important and valuable aspects of paragliding theory and technique.