Meet the team

Anthony deGreef President View Profile

President

Anthony DeGreef, President

Anthony was brought on to the team as the Vice President while recovering from a skydiving injury. While healing physically, Sky Warriors helped Anthony heal his passion for the sport.

Bringing joy to those who are facing terminal illness has allowed Anthony to experience the joy of skydiving again and again in a way he never expected.

Anthony began skydiving at the age of 16 in July of 1995. He is a Tandem Instructor, AFF-I, coach and Pro-Rated Skydiver. He has over 10,000 solo skydives and 5,000 tandem skydives.

Outside of skydiving, Anthony is an accomplished dog trainer and father of two beautiful little girls. He is married to Aili, who also works with Sky Warriors. They live in Phoenix, Arizona with their dog Kira.

Carl and Dana Block View Profile

Founders

Carl & Dana Block, Founders

Jump At Life was founded by Carl Block and inspired by his daughter, Dana Block- who is truly an inspiration to us all. The story of our charity begins on February 14 th,  2012 when 18 year old Dana was diagnosed with a left sided temporoparietal brain tumor. She was treated at Barrow’s Neurological Institute where the tumor was removed through a surgical procedure.

Two years later, Dana suffered a tumor recurrence; with the prognosis looking very bleak, Dana decided to accomplish something big off her “bucket list”: skydiving!

She was at once freed from the heavy burden of her aggressive tumor. Carl immediately saw the positive effect that skydiving had on his daughter.  Carl formed Jump At Life in 2014 and has been the main driving force and passion behind the creation of this charity. Truly created out of a father’s love, Jump At Life aims to bring the peace and freedom that Dana experienced to other people who are facing incurable malignant conditions worldwide.

Carl and Dana want to inspire everyone to jump at life!

We are honored to carry on in Dana’s loving memory after her passing in 2018.

 

Melissa Dame Secretary View Profile

Melissa supported this charity in it’s infancy and was the first board member of Sky Warriors. Aside from being an integral part of our team, she is also an avid skydiver. Melissa began skydiving in 2012 and has since become a C-license holder as well as a coach! She loves sharing her passion for skydiving both in the sky and through this charity.

David Terry Physician View Profile

Dave is a general and vascular surgeon. He has been intricately involved in Dana’s care. Dave made his first tandem skydive in November 2014 and began working with Sky Warriors in. Dave helps determine if potential charity recipients are healthy enough to make a tandem skydive. Dave is very busy with his practice as well as a new baby girl! He loves sharing his passion for healing, helping others and skydiving through this unique charity.

Chris Farina treasurer View Profile

Chris has worked full time in skydiving as a RW coach for the past decade. He has been on various teams competing at an international level as well as coaching at an international level! Before becoming a fulltime skydiver, Chris was in finance and it is these skills that he brings to Jump At Life as well as his passion for this sport. He loves giving back to his sky family through working with Sky Warriors.