Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Morris.
Laura, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My husband Rob Morris started skydiving in 1998 and I started in 2003. Together, we have over 30 years of skydiving experience. Between the two of us we have worked every job within the business of skydiving. We knew we wanted to have our own skydiving center but struggled for years trying to save enough money to have a business of our own. At the time, we worked as skydiving instructors and managed a large skydive center in the Midwest. We knew something had to give so we decided to put renters in our house, moved into an RV and saved every penny we could. When we purchased our company in 2013 we emptied every single bank account and savings account to tackle this new venture head on.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Honestly, the hardest part has been learning how to not do everything ourselves. Our first season we attempted to do way more than we could handle and realized half way through the year that that approach was not going to cut it. We had to learn to put more trust in our staff and hand over more responsibilities to those who worked with us.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Skydive Danielson – what should we know?
Skydive Danielson is a full service skydiving center. We specialize in first time tandem skydivers looking to cross an item off their bucket list. We also have a training program to obtain a skydiving license and learn to skydive on your own. Licensed skydivers also jump regularly at our facility all season long. Licensed jumpers and students tend to treat our skydiving center as a club house and have bonfires, BBQ’s and events all summer long.
Skydive Danielson has won ”Best DZ in the US” 3 years running by Blue Skies Magazine. We are excited to be recognized by skydivers across the United States for this award.
Much like a coffee house, the vibe is everything at a skydiving center. Skydive Danielson is most well-known for is welcoming and laid back atmosphere. First time skydivers and seasoned vets are welcome and treated like family.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
We never stop working to do everything better! We are always receptive to opinions of those around us and realize we have something to learn from everyone.
- 225- Tandem Skydive
- $199 – Military, College Rate and Group of 10+
- $179 – Birthday skydive (must skydive on actual birthday)
- $99 – Video and Photo Package
- Address: 41 Airport Rd Danielson, CT 06239
- Website: www.skydivedanielson.com
- Phone: 860-774-5867
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