About Us

Hello everyone & welcome to Just Jump Adventures!


I’m Amy and I spent the first 18 years of my life living on a farm in Granville, IA. Don’t worry if you have never heard of Granville, it is a tiny town in NW Iowa with a population just over 300. After graduating high school I started college at UNI, and graduated with a degree in business management.

I met my amazing husband, Derek, in 2008 on “the Hill” in Cedar Falls, while I was attending college at the UNI. After almost a year of dating, we took on the adventure of moving in together. As if moving in together wasn’t enough of an adventure – we decided to adopt two very active dogs. During our first few years of living together, we moved A LOT (13 different addresses in 6 years). Life was an adventure and we spent time living in several different states (Aurora, CO – Plymouth, MN – Northglenn, CO – Fort Collins, CO).

Derek started having health issues in 2012, and we decided living closer to family was the best option for us. We moved back to Des Moines, IA, bought a house, and started new jobs. After Derek recouped from a rough few years, we decided we had wasted enough of our lives. Too much time had been spend just going through the motions and it is now time to live my life to the fullest.

Just Jump Adventures will be focused solely on our life adventures  It will be a place where I can blog and post photos of exciting new things we try – like skydiving, rving, sailing around the world (who knows with us )

Come and enjoy this adventure with us!!