ALICIA HERRON

Social Media Ambassador Alicia Herron earned her private pilot certificate at the age of 19 and knew she wanted to pursue a career in aviation. She then attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana where she completed instrument, multiengine, commercial, and CFI certificates, and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science. Training in Montana for several…

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ROSS WILKE

Two things attracted Ross to aviation from a very early age. One was the family 172, which would get them to northern Wisconsin every weekend, and the second was the Cessna 185 parked across the lake when they arrived. From the first time he heard the echo of a Skywagon through the Northwoods, he was…

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ALEX SAAD

Born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alex was introduced to aviation at a young age through her family’s love for Lake Amphibian seaplanes. Spending the majority of her childhood on the water and outside instilled a deep love for adventure in her from the very beginning. Alex went on to attend college in…

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ERIN MELTZER

Social Media Volunteer Erin Meltzer grew up in an aviation family and loved flying with her dad. She attended Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island and graduated with a BS in Hospitality Management and Travel and Tourism. Shortly after college she worked on private yachts as a stewardess and then as a flight attendant with Endeavor, a regional airline.…

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JOHN NADEAU

National RUS Liaison After ten years of flying pavement to pavement around New England, John Nadeau and his wife Ann Marie acquired property near his family vacation home in Maine. An abandoned airfield laid in the backwoods that he and friends reclaimed over a summer, and John landed on a grass runway for the first time on…

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LISA ELLINGTON

Website Volunteer Lisa Ellington, a fifth-generation Texan, grew up on a farm in South Texas. Every day was an adventure with horses, cows, pigs, and chickens (most of whom were pets), as well as numerous dogs and cats. Her family took fun summer trips around the US, such as hiking the Grand Canyon, canoeing the…

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JAKE PETERSON

Product Photography Volunteer Jake has spent his whole life in photography. Having grown up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Jake found a love of the outdoor world at a young age. In 2006 Jake came up to Bozeman, MT to attend classes at MSU, but like so many other people after four years…

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TRICIA MCKENNA

Administrative Director Spending her childhood outdoors with family in the mountains surrounding Butte, Montana, Tricia learned all there was to know about setting up a tent, cooking over a campfire and enjoying sharing stories around the fire under the night sky. Aviation was not something she spent much time thinking about. Along came boyfriend John,…

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MISSY MARTIN

Events Promotion and Website Volunteer A Montana native, Missy Martin has been lucky enough to recently return to her beautiful home state to fly the mighty C-130 Hercules for the Montana Air National Guard. Missy and her boyfriend co-own a 2000 Aviat A-1B Husky and have had a blast flying into the Idaho and Montana backcountry. She…

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AMANDA LEVIN

Social Media Coordinator Amanda was inspired to pursue her private license after attending EAA Airventure 2015 with three other pilots. After returning from Oshkosh she immediately started lessons, passing her checkride in May 2016. Fast forward to now – her husband recently purchased a Cessna 180 and they moved to Wisconsin. They are excited to…

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