For as long as I can remember I’ve been in love with flying. I officially began my aviation journey at fourteen after receiving a discovery flight for Christmas at Dallas Bay Skypark (1A0) in Chattanooga. Easily hooked, I eventually soloed at sixteen, and earned my private pilot certificate at seventeen. I completed my instrument, commercial, and multi-engine ratings while at MTSU and earned my B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Management.
After graduating from MTSU in 2012 I was fortunate enough to peruse my lifelong dream of becoming a Naval Aviator, flying the P-3c Orion, P-8a Poseidon, and MQ-4c Triton (UAS). My time in the Navy took me to Central America, Europe, and Asia conducting anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and intelligence surveillance and recommence (ISR) missions. I also began flight instructing in the Navy, teaching initial pilot training on the P-8a (B-737 variant) and the MQ-4c unmanned aircraft.
Much of my time in the Navy was spent working in aviation safety, sparking a passion which led to my M.S. in Aerospace Safety from Embry-Riddle. Ultimately, I believe flying should be fun, and that safe flying is fun flying! I look forward to showing you how “safety minded flying” breeds confidence, and therefore more fun in the air.
After ten years in the Navy my wife Amanda, son Thatcher, and I moved home to Tennessee, and I couldn’t be more excited to share my passion for flying at Harmony Air!