Hi! I am a professional pilot and flight instructor from northeast Wisconsin. I have been flying since 1998 and instructing since 2005.
I took my first airplane ride at age 16 in my hometown of Clintonville, Wisconsin. Eager to get involved in aviation, I began volunteering at the EAA museum’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh soon afterward. That’s where I met helpful mentors who fed my passion for flying and set me on track for an aviation career.
At Pioneer Airport, I helped build three RV-6 kitplanes, interacted with visitors, promoted safety on the flight line, and helped care for the aircraft and facilities. I had exciting flying experiences such as touring with the Ford Tri-Motor and getting some “stick time” in the Spirit of St. Louis replica. I volunteered at the museum from 1999 to 2001 and served as an intern in the summer of 2002.
I discovered an interest in the mechanical aspect of aviation while helping build airplanes at Pioneer Airport. In high school, I worked at an avionics shop, working with wiring and avionics installations, to earn money for flight lessons. In college, I worked in an aircraft maintenance shop, helping A&P mechanics with inspections and repairs.
I graduated from the University of Dubuque with a bachelor of science degree in flight operations, as well as commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates. I have since worked as a flight instructor, corporate pilot, air ambulance pilot, and airline pilot.
In 2007, I instructed for the organization Able Flight, which provides flight training scholarships for people with disabilities.
I am a member of my local EAA Chapter and enjoy the camaraderie it brings, along with the opportunity to volunteer as a Young Eagles pilot.
I enjoy flying for fun at Brennand Airport (79C) in Neenah, Wisconsin in various airplanes including a Diamond DA40, Cessna 172, Cessna 150, and Ercoupe. I currently work as a captain for a regional airline flying CRJ700/900 jets in the eastern United States.
I hope that my web site inspires you to pursue your dream of flying. Please note that unfortunately, my current job situation does not allow me the time or capability to accept new flight students. If I can help point you in the right direction or if you have questions about learning to fly in the Fox Cities area, feel free to contact me.
- ATP AMEL with CL-65 Type Rating
- Commercial ASEL
- Certificated Flight Instructor with Instrument Rating (CFII), single-engine
- 5,500+ flight hours
- 2,000+ hours flight instruction given
- Experience in over 70 aircraft types
- Extensive cross-country experience
- Primary instruction
- Advanced instruction
- Flight instructor
- Recurrent training
- Flight reviews
- Instrument proficiency checks
- FAA WINGS program
- Transition training
- High performance aircraft endorsements
- Complex aircraft endorsements
- Glass panel avionics
- Avidyne Entegra
- Garmin G1000
- Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA)
- Cirrus SR20/SR22 (Avidyne)
- Cessna 172/182 Nav III (Garmin G1000)
- Discovery flights
- Aerial photography