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S-2T Tanker Captain and Instructor
Board of Directors

I was introduced to aerial firefighting while growing up in northeast Wyoming near Hawkins and Powers’s operation in Greybull. While finishing my degree at Embry Riddle I was lucky enough to land an internship/work with Aero Flite Inc. flying the parts airplanes and helping maintenance crews. This led to a full time job crewing and helping maintain its fleet of Douglas DC-4s and Canadair 215s.  In 2007 I was hired by DynCorp International and became part of the Cal Fire Program.  I am a currently a S-2T Instructor Pilot and in 2019 was checked out as a Cal Fire Initial Attack C-130 Captain. 


I have served as a CFPA Board Director for the past 5 years.  It has been an honor to help shape the future of our group and continue what past members have accomplished over the years, making the program what it is today.



S-2T Tanker Captain and Instructor
Board of Directors

I started my career in fire on the ground as a seasonal firefighter for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico. I worked on wildland engines, handcrews and helitack crews all over the western U.S. before taking a position as a Fire Specialist for the BLM-Alaska Fire Service out of Fairbanks. Almost all of our travel to fires was on a variety of fixed or rotor wing aircraft.  I was intrigued enough to earn my Private Pilot’s License the following winter.  Three fire seasons and multiple pilot ratings later, I made the decision to pursue fighting fire from the air.


After building time and experience as a flight instructor, flying roughnecks for a drilling company, and flying nights for a freight company, I was able to return to firefighting as an Air Tactical pilot flying US Forest Service contracts in piston and turbine Aero Commanders. This eventually led me to CalFire and flying the OV-10 Bronco and S-2T airtanker.


I am proud to be a member of the S-2T Tanker instructor cadre, forging the next generation of aerial firefighters!



S-2T Tanker Captain
Board of Directors

Aerial Fire Fighting has been passionate to me since I first saw Air Tankers operating at Redding airport when I first started flying in High School.  Before I started Aerial Fire Fighting I flew missions in the U.S. , Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Central America.

 I started flying Air Attack Missions in 2014 and began flying Air Tankers in 2018.  I wanted to give back to the CPFA and our great program by helping where I could so I joined the board of directors.

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