Title: Associate Professor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, Flight Science
Began teaching at LETU in Fall 2005
I was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. I began attending LeTourneau University in the fall of 1992. After graduating from LETU, I started flight instructing, then moved onto a career in the airlines. While in the airlines, I quickly discovered that being an airline pilot was not my passion and sought teaching positions within the airline industry.
An opportunity came available to return and teach at LETU. I “retired” from the airlines and came back to teach junior and senior level Professional Flight courses. I was married in 1999 to a local girl I met after graduation. We have two children, Danielle and Cooper.
Education and Training
Awards, Grants, and Certifications
- National Intercollegiate Flying Association "Coach of the Year" award, June 2011.
- FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor
- FAA Wings Program Phase Three
- NAFI Master CFI
- FAA Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-engine Airplane, April 2005
- FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multiengine with Instrument, April 2004
- FAA Certified Advanced Ground Instructor, April 2004
- FAA Airline Transport Pilot, 2003
- FAA Commercial Pilot, Single-engine Airplane, June 1997
- FAA Flight Instructor, 1997
- FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Rating, 1995
- FAA Certified Flight Instructor Renewal Course, April 2006
- Sky West Airlines "Left Seat" Class, April 2004
- FAA Certified Flight Instructor Renewal Course, April 2004
Service (Community Involvement)
- Fellowship Bible Church: College E&E teacher
- Faculty sponsor for the National Intercollegiate Flight Association (NIFA)
- National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Faculty Coach, 2005
- STING Precision Flight Team faculty advisor, 2004-2010
- STING Precision Flight Team Coach, 2004-2008
- First place in Regional, 2008
- Second Place in Regional, 2007
- First place in Regional, 2006
- Second place in Regional, 2005
- Third place in Regional, 2004
I am at LETU because I love to teach and interact with college students. I gave up a lucrative airline career because it was not my passion. God took me down the road He did because He knew that I needed to be there, in order to eventually be here. I hope to help students make an informed decision about what they want to achieve in the aviation industry. Everyone doesn’t have to be an airline pilot.