Brian Germain began his skydiving career in 1986. Since then, he has made over 10,000 jumps and has been a successful competitor in canopy swooping, sport accuracy, four-way relative work, and free flying. He has a B.A. from the University of Vermont and did his psychology masters work at Naropa University. His research targets the implications of mental state on safety issues in adventure situations, as well as, effects on personality transformation and personal growth. He is the author of several books including:Vertical Journey, Transcending Fear, and Greenlight Your Life. He is the president of Big Air Sportz, Inc., and has designed many canopies. He continues to lecture worldwide on the topic of safety in sport parachuting.