An active skydiver with a vast experience and respect for our history


National Director

Sports Promotion

Supporting Sport Promotions is a multi-tiered opportunity to support our current Sports Promotion Director in more robust and personal internal sport communications, devote a committee to Sport Promotions, as well as promote transparency of what decisions are being made on behalf of the sport at meetings and USPA business, as well as finding unique, out-of-the-box ideas in supporting our competitive athletes.

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Representing Vertical Disciplines

Currently, the Board of Directors is made up of DZO’s, DZM’s, Examiners, formation skydivers, demo jumpers, and wingsuit flyers. I believe the Board should be represent all disciplines and aspects of the sport, and I offer experience as a former DZO, current AFF-I, S&TA, Demo Jumper, Formation Skydiving and Freefly world record holder and offer to be a voice for the freeflying community with a balanced perspective. 

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Vast Experience

I am in a unique situation where I have the unusual combination of vast experience and youth: I have 11,000+ skydives and am still active in the sport on a demo team, organizing world records and instructing; as well as have a marketing, keynote speaking, and business background. I have a lot of passion and energy as well as a great understanding of our sport to continue giving back that will be fresh and relevant.

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National Director


To serve the sport which has given so much to me. My mission is to help continue moving the sport forward by utilizing my unique and diverse skill set and aiding the communication and promotion of our sport within and out of the industry.

Why USPA National

I have had the privilege of engaging with the sport of skydiving in a variety of roles, and I believe this gives me a unique perspective of the sport. Over the decades, I have not only witnessed great changes to the sport, but I have also played an active role in inspiring changes within the sport to improve the safety of its participants and to encourage increased competitive participation through developing, hosting, and organizing events in newly emerging disciplines. At this point, I am still active within the sport and continue to travel as a skydiving ambassador nationally for events, world records, and demos. I intend, while continuing to be active in the sport, to shift my attention to dedicate the time and effort required to properly serve the skydiving community as the USPA National Director. I feel my diverse experiences, and active role in the sport would make me a great candidate for the board, especially a national director position!

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Our Clients Opinions

I want to share with you why I feel strongly that Melissa Nelson Lowe is uniquely qualified to serve as a USPA National Director.
Our sport has an amazing history and even more exciting future. Few could have imagined 20 years ago what we see on DZs across the country everyday today. The advancements in safety and training, the variety of different disciplines, flying skill development, levels of participation and the broad, extended community of our skydiving family have been truly remarkable.
To have the vision to see into the next 20 years also requires knowledge, appreciation and respect of our past.
Melissa has been deeply involved in every aspect of our sport for her entire life. She knows very well where we came from and has helped lead us to where we are today. She has the experience of someone twice her age matched with the youthful enthusiasm of someone half her age. She has the vision to see the full potential in our sport and a good understanding of the challenges we face towards reaching that potential.
She’s been a DZO, a World Record Organizer, a PRO Demo jumper, an Instructor, a spokesperson and most importantly just one of the gang.
As a USPA Member and DZO of a USPA affiliated drop zone I so look forward to working with Melissa as the new member of a great team of National Directors.

Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Long-time Professional Skydiver ★★★★★

The future of our sport and our organization requires a custodianship that is focused on growth of both our sport and our membership. I could not think of a better person to help guide us and take us into the future than Melissa Lowe. If you are a current member of USPA, please join me in voting for Melissa!

Tom Noonan, UPT Examiner & Everest Expeditioner ★★★★★

USPA is our organization, for the members representing our interests. If you want your voice to be heard, use your vote to elect individuals who you believe will listen to you and step up when it matters.
There is a vacancy for National Director to be elected by the members. Melissa Lowe is running and she has my vote. She brings a huge breadth of experience with her, from both the jumper and the dzo side, as well as a positive problem solving mindset which I admire greatly.

Maxine Tate, Professional Skydiver ★★★★★

Having known Melissa personally for more than 20 years, I can with the utmost confidence say that there has never been a better candidate for National Director of the USPA. I am proud to enthusiastically support Melissa in her campaign for election this Nov, and I will go one step further and say that she is exactly the caliber of human we desperately need in our greater systems of government. Maybe one day… #melissaloweforpresident 🙂
I hope she blushes when she reads this, and I’m serious. I will vote for her in this election and would in a greater appointment… 😎🤩
Please vote and please support Melissa in her campaign.

Jay Moledzki ★★★★★