KEVIN RUDISILL

West Virginia Ambassador Day Job:   C-17 Pilot West Virginia Air National Guard Favorite Strip:  High Rock, MD Next Adventure: Somewhere in Montana and Idaho

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LYNN MARETH

Montana Ambassador Day job: Full-time Adventure Seeker Favorite airstrip: Chamberlain Basin in Idaho Next adventure: Girls airplane camping trip to Schafer Meadows, which is located within a designated wilderness area near my home in Montana. Submitted on June 13, 2022.

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STEVE JOHNSON

Idaho Ambassador What is your day job?Patent Attorney Favorite airstrip?It’s hard to choose, but Big Creek, Idaho, is among the best. Your next adventure?Flying in and wandering about the Utah and Idaho backcountry. Flying opens up a host of hiking and unique photo opportunities. Submitted on February 1, 2022.

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JEREMY LEZIN

California Ambassador Day Job:  Having fun. Fully retired after three careers. I bounce between bicycling, flying, photography and playing guitar. Next Adventure:  Back to the NW this June, unless we have yet another pandemic.   Favorite Strip: Tough to choose, between Las Trancas and the Monterey Bay Academy. Both are on the coast, spectacular and…

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LOU FURLONG

Georgia Ambassador Day Job: Retired FedEx pilot, aviation career mentor, and exercising my C-180 throughout the lower 48. Favorite Airstrip: I have two: Creighton Island, Georgia and Cavanaugh Bay (66s), Idaho. And of course, any strips in the Missouri Breaks, Montana! Next Adventure: Work parties at any of the RAF Airstrips in the Southeast U.S.…

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SHANE HARTMAN

Florida Ambassador Day Job: Owner of Blackwater Excavation, LLC Favorite Strip: KMPJ Petit Jean Park Next Adventure: camping at North Fox Island 6Y3. Submitted on January 10, 2022.

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PAUL GAINSBACK

Virginia Ambassador Day job – Retired Aircraft Mechanic and Flight Engineer Favorite Airstrip – Bear River (VA) Next adventure – My life is a daring adventure. My greatest challenge is squeezing my innumerable interests into the limited time and space granted to me. Submitted on January 3, 2022.

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SKYE RANDALL

Pennsylvania Ambassador What is your day job? Ceramic coating installer for aircraft and mobile light sport mechanic What is your favorite airstrip? Cheat River Island, West Virginia What is your next adventure? Flying with my amazing wife to meet new grass airstrip owners and introducing them to The RAF. srandall@theraf.org Submitted on December 21, 2021.

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DJ NICHOLSON

Connecticut Ambassador Day job: High School Science and Engineering Teacher Favorite airstrip: The dream of flying came early. As a kid I loved going to the top of Route 254 in Thomaston, CT with my grandfather or my Dad to watch the gliders soar above Waterbury Airport (locally known as Mt. Tobe).  This was my…

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JASON BRAND

California Ambassador Day Job: Mechanical Engineer at an electronics companyFavorite strip: Like my children, I do not have a favoriteNext Adventure: Anywhere beyond the Sierra Nevada range

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