About Us

Our Mission Statement:

Through Biblical Principles, our mission is to deliver extraordinary customer service with integrity, and to empower our community with the knowledge to achieve their goals.

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The showroom floor~

Located at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle IL...

We can meet all of your skydiving gear needs. (and wants!)

Big shout out to Buzz from Javier Ortiz Photography for the amazing pics!

Rock Sky Market first opened in February 2011.  We opened a very small gear store to go with a brand new Cessna DZ, started by some friends of ours.  They were very small beginnings with some T-shirts, a few pairs of gloves and some rubber bands, but this idea of a gear store, along with the fun jumpers from the area immediately started growing on us, and it didn’t take long to realize that we loved what we were doing.

 

We (Steve and Jenny) have been in the sport since 1990 and 1996 respectively.  During this time we have followed the professional skydiving evolution of starting as packers, and then becoming cameramen and AFF-Is.  Steve moved on to eventually become a Tandem I/E, AFF I/E, and Coach Course Examiner, and I eventually became a Master Rigger.  This next phase of our skydiving career- providing people with gear and gear advice- has forged an even deeper connection to the skydiving community, making it extremely fulfilling and rewarding.

 

Since those small beginnings in 2011, Rock Sky Market has steadily expanded to a fully stocked gear store offering full-rig packages and just about anything else a skydiver could want, on top of a full service rigging loft.  And as of March 2014, we are open for business at the impressive facilities of Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, IL.  Rock Sky Market is on site with a fully stocked gear store, and the Rock Loft is also open for business just upstairs with an even greater capacity to serve skydivers.  Although we have moved from Plymouth Sky Sports to focus on this new endeavor, the people at PSS will always be family to us.

 

Please read on to meet our amazing team!

Our Team:

Steve Verner-Rock Sky Market Co-Founder                                                      

Over 18,000 skydives                               

27 years in the sport                                  

AFF-I/E AFF-I                                                  

T-I/E                                                         

S&TA                                                                     

Coach examiner                                                                

Videographer      

 Jenny verner-Rock Sky Market Co-Founder 

Over 10,000 skydives            

 21 years in the sport     

Master Rigger        

Videographer

                          

Amber Bartlett-Website Administrator

Over 150 skydives

11 years in the sport

Sales and customer service

5 years with RSM

Andi Bongert-Senior Rigger

Senior Rigger 7 years- 3 years with RSM

 600+ Skydives/Hop n Pops

CRW Dog

Organic Hair Farm--next crop coming soon!

... it was this big!

Jo Beck-Senior Rigger

4500 skydives

7 years in the sport

AFF-I, TI, Videographer

Selfie-specialist

Bruce Reumann-Shipping/Inventory Specialist

20 years in US Air Force

20 years in Public Service

Very active in my church

Hobbies include Target Shooting, Photography, Hiking, and Computers

6 Tandem Jumps

**Update** Bruce is currently rocking the AFF program!

Margie Reumann-Warehouse/Shipping Department

 Love outdoor activities - hiking, biking, walking
 
 Also love reading, sewing and traveling

Nicole Stratman-Sales & Service

3 years in the sport as Manifest
12 tandems & currently working through AFF
Adrenaline junkie, outdoor-lover, tour guide extraordinaire, notorious dork

 

Jenny Cole-Senior Rigger

Very experienced jumper at right around 1000 jumps!

Paige Peska-Sales & Service

She's back!!