Dean O'Malley

Dean O'Malley

President


Jetpack America

Newport Beach, CA USA


Scare yourself just a little bit, then work through it and figure out how you're going to come out safely on the other side.

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Was always confused by the kids and students around him who knew exactly what they wanted to be.
Worked in corporate consulting at a big bank for some time after college.
Says you're continually changing-what you like now, you might not like in 4 years or 10 years, so keep experimenting.
Eventually realized he hated his job; quit without a single plan, just knew he couldn't keep doing consulting.
A friend showed him a YouTube video of someone jetpacking, which he'd never seen before.
Helped start up and run Jetpack America, which provides lessons and flight experiences on their jetpacks.
Says it's better to jump in and try things-even if you don't enjoy something, you won't have regrets, wondering if you should've tried.
Believes personal growth comes from extending yourself a little bit past your comfort zone.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Economics, General
University of California-San Diego

Career

President

I'm introducing the world to water jetpack flight, with jetpack sales, rentals and training at our flight centers.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
Sports
Working with Others

Day to Day

I wear many hats, from Certified Flight Instructor to Social Media Rep to Marketing Manager, but my primary job is to help the world see just how much fun it is to fly a jetpack. I love getting out in the water, showing people an amazing time, and helping them conquer their fears.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

It helps to have a knowledge of business in almost any field and can give you a different perspective on things. With this job, I get to live my dream by combining my love of flight with my business background. Your hobbies, pastimes, and career pursuits don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Do something you love and it will never feel like work. Financial success may not be a certainty, but happiness surely will be.