Improving Mental Health Through Adventure Therapy

What Is Adventure Therapy And Why it Works.

Adventure therapy began over 60 years ago, utilizing outdoor adventures to assist individuals suffering with PTSD and depression. Activities encompass hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, scuba diving, and the most intense of all, tandem skydiving.

Tandem skydiving entails confronting and conquering profound fears. For those with PTSD and depression exposure therapy like tandem skydiving aids in facing and gradually overcoming traumatic experiences, fostering desensitization, and diminishing anxiety. LEARN MORE…

Our Mission

Skydive First Project is dedicated to harnessing the transformative power of adventure therapy, with a focus on tandem skydiving, to aid individuals battling PTSD and depression. Our mission is to provide a unique therapeutic experience that promotes emotional healing, resilience, and empowerment. By facilitating tandem skydives, we guide participants through a journey of facing and conquering profound fears, leading to a significant boost in self-esteem and a positive self-perception.Skydive First Project aims to be a beacon of hope, offering a path to recovery and personal growth. LEARN MORE…

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Skydive First Project Board Member, Alex Dillmann, a disabled veteran, embarked on a tandem skydive that transformed his life. Now, as a solo skydiver, his mission is to extend a helping hand to others and potentially craft life-changing experiences for them. Join us on this incredible journey as Alex defies limits and the joy of skydiving, aiming to inspire and uplift those around him. This is his story.

Become A Part of Us

Support Skydive First Project

Become A Volunteer

You don’t need to be a skydiver to volunteer. If you like to keep you feet firmly on the mother-earth then join our Ground Support Team at the drop zone.

Become A Sponsor

Sponsor Skydive First for a profound impact on individuals with PTSD, depression, and physical disabilities. Your support ensures sustained growth, aiding their path to recovery and personal growth.

Board Members

MEET THE TEAM

Introducing the dedicated leaders behind the mission

The Skydive First Project team comprises dedicated professionals driven by a personal passion for adventure and its transformative impact on mental health.

Rian Kanouff

Business Owner
Skydive Instructor
Executive Director
Founder

Alex Dillmann

U.S. Army (Retired)
Skydiver
Board Member

Josh Zerlan

Business Owner
U.S. Army (Retired)
Skydiver
Board Member

John Nisbet

Business Owner
Skydiver
Board Member