I have been around business aviation my entire life having watched our parents work in this industry and build our family business. I started going to National Business Aviation Association conventions and working for our company while in college and joined the company full-time immediately after graduating from George Washington University in 2000. Through working with both small and large flight departments; industry leaders; and principals with diverse backgrounds, priorities, and experiences, I have seen what is successful and what is not and what true leadership looks like. I employ those lessons daily.
My skills and role on our team extend into sales and acquisitions, business development, negotiations, contract business term review, regulatory concerns, import/export issues, pre-purchase inspection oversight and closings. I work extensively with other brokers, dealers, aviation attorneys, our clients’ in-house counsel and tax advisors, maintenance facilities, FAA, and other aviation authority representatives around the world as well as with NBAA and other global aviation industry associations regularly. After years of experience, this has resulted in a large global pool of trusted industry resources consistently benefiting our clients.
I have been involved in the creation of new flight departments and the closing of established ones and I have worked in this industry through several major economic downturns and times of growth. Through diligent and focused effort, we made our company stronger as we emerged from each. I have also been exposed to different experiences and cultures having studied abroad during college in Kathmandu, Nepal and having lived in Houston, TX; Santa Fe, NM; Missoula, MT; Washington, DC and Boulder, CO. These experiences have provided me with a unique perspective that benefits our clients daily through my understanding and management of different personalities.
In addition to my direct work in our sales and acquisition projects, I am a contributor to our corporate blog, jetsales.com/articles/ and I am a member and certified broker of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) and a member of NBAA’s Leadership Council. I have been a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC). I have served on multiple industry company Customer Advisory Boards including currently for Jet Aviation and Aviation Research Group/US. And, I participate in numerous aircraft manufacturer’s events for industry leaders, all of which continue to provide additional insight into the various aspects of our industry.
During my nine-year tenure on the BAMC, I co-chaired the NBAA Leadership Conference twice, helped build the ethics section of the NBAA Business Aviation Management Guide, founded and co-chaired the NBAA Diversity Equity & Inclusion Working Group and helped write the NBAA Business Aviation Management Guide DE&I content.
Outside of work, I volunteer with and support the Boulder, CO Family Learning Center among other organizations and spend my time hiking with my dogs and friends, cooking and entertaining and traveling.