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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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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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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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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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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Instagram and Membership Volunteer 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…

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Social Media Coordinator Aviation runs in the Lincoln family blood. Britt, a 4th generation pilot, grew up on a ranch in north-central Montana with a view of her family’s grass strip from their front door. However it wasn’t until 2017 that she obtained her PPL, which became a life changing event. She obtained 5 ratings…

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Graphic Design Volunteer Cody Wellons has had a lifelong interest in aviation, although he didn’t actually start flying until 2014 after being inspired while taking a scenic floatplane flight while visiting Alaska. Since then, he has obtained his private pilot certificate and a few endorsements (tailwheel, high performance and complex), and is slowly working toward…

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Volunteer Coordinator Erin’s appetite for adventure began in college. After a tame suburban upbringing in Silicon Valley, she headed north to Chico State University, where she began signing up for adventure outings. After a few burly hikes and sweaty mountain biking adventures, she was officially hooked on outdoor recreation. Since then, she’s tallied up many…

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