Major: Airway Science
Year of Graduation: 1989
Current Position: Vice President, Western Region Sales
Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Please describe the path you took from graduation to get to the job you have today:
I received an MBA from University of St. Thomas in MSP, worked at an aviation related advertising agency during
graduate school, recruited to Raytheon Aircraft to manage their advertising programs, moved into sales when Raytheon
started their fractional aircraft ownership program, Raytheon Travel Air, recruited to NetJets to handle sales in the
upper Midwest, then I was promoted to oversee the sales force in the Western half of the U.S.
What is the best part of your current job?
Interacting with successful business executives and business owners and impacting their lives with a private aviation
solution. Being a part of an exciting growth area in aviation.
How has your education from the University of North Dakota helped you in your career?
By providing me with a solid background in all facets of the aviation industry as well as the knowledge that you get
from a liberal arts education. A UND aviation education is well understood and respected in the industry. It puts you
ahead of many other job applicants.
What advice would you have for student in the aviation program today?
Take in as much as you can from your overall collegiate experience. This includes things both inside and outside
of the aviation program. Get involved in leadership opportunities through clubs or social groups. The more well
rounded you are, the more attractive you will be to employers. Plus you'll have more fun.