In my search for a career path, I began flight training during my second year at Ohio University and never looked back. I fell in love with flying and received my bachelors degree in aeronautics and an ASEL commercial license. Upon graduation I added multi-engine at a small airport in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Shortly thereafter, I set off for the San Francisco Bay Area in pursuit of my CFI certificate with a strong desire to keep focused on my aviation career. Following completion of my CFI training, I instructed out of Concord, CA for a little over a year. As much as I enjoyed west coast flying and the opportunity to train and build relationships with students and colleagues who shared my passion, I began to feel the motivation for my next adventure – mountain flying in Alaska. I subsequently found myself driving up the Alaska Highway to take a flight instructor position in Fairbanks where I would instruct for another year and a half. While in Fairbanks, I tacked on my CFII and commercial seaplane license. After an incredible year and half flying throughout Alaska I was ready to make my way back down to the “lower 48”.
I am extremely passionate about flying and I relish the opportunity to pass along my knowledge and experience to aspiring pilots. Whether you are pursuing aviation as a career or just as a hobby, I am certain you will not regret it.