Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make experiences exceptional.

B. Todd SImmons

B. Todd SImmons

Member, Manager

Owner and Manager, Todd Simmons is a Airline Transport Pilot - MEL and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI). He graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Business Administration and from the University of Wyoming with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. When not found behind his desk or behind the yoke of Choice Aviation‘s various aircraft, Todd can be found with his wife and their three (3) boys sailing, water-skiing, hiking in the local mountain, gardening or home tending the farm. "It’s all about finding the joy in the journey"

Leland L. Blatter

Leland L. Blatter

Member, Director of Flight Operation

Owner and Director of Flight Operations, Leland Blatter is a Airline Transport Pilot - MEL and a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI). He graduated from Montana State University with BS in Animal Sciences. If not found somewhere in the blue yonder, Leland can be found with his wife and children enjoying the surrounding mountains picking huckleberries, soaking in the Bitter Root River or taking a nap in his favorite chair. "it’s just a state of mind"

Operations

Director - Operations

Director - Operations

Joel Simmons

Director of Operations, Joel Simmons is a graduate from Montana State University with a BS in Business Administration. Joel holds our FAA 139.321 certificate providing oversight and training to our line and concierge staff. When not at the airport, Joel enjoys the mountains, snow skiing, working on projects and the beach. "Success and satisfaction is the result - not the objective of our labors"

Director - Flight

Director - Flight

Leland Blatter

Owner and Director - Flight, Leland Blatter is a Commercial Pilot (SEL, MEL) and a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI). He graduated from Montana State University with BS in Animal Sciences. If not found somewhere in the blue yonder, Leland can be found with his wife and children enjoying the surrounding mountains picking huckleberries, soaking in the Bitter Root River or taking a nap in his favorite chair. "it’s just a state of mind"

Director - Maintenance

Director - Maintenance

Herman Hill

Herman Hill, Director or Maintenance, joined our team in 2003 after moving to the Bitterroot from Kansas where he owned and operated a full-service FBO. Services included a maintenance shop, Part 135 operations and a flight school. Herman is a commercial pilot, CFI and CFII as well as an A & P with Inspection Authorization (IA). When not found on the shop floor or behind his desk you might find him enjoying his dirt bikes or flying.

Administration

Linda Kinkade

Linda Kinkade

Administrative Assistant Accounting & Human Resources
Shelly Foos

Shelly Foos

CSR - Operations
Cassandra Jelinek

Cassandra Jelinek

CSR - Operations
Candice White

Candice White

CSR - Operations
Debra Carnes

Debra Carnes

CSR - Flight/MX

Operations Department

Joel Simmons

Joel Simmons

Operations Manager - Cody, WY
Matt Beatty

Matt Beatty

Lineman (QC) - Cody, MT
Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Lineman - Cody, MT
Matthew Rick

Matthew Rick

Lineman - Cody, MT
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Operations Manager - Ennis, MT
Michael McFall

Michael McFall

Lineman - Ennis, MT
Joel Jessop

Joel Jessop

Operations Manager - Hamilton, MT
Duane English

Duane English

Lineman (QC) - Hamilton, MT
Garrett Ulvestad

Garrett Ulvestad

Lineman - Hamilton, MT
Caleb Hill

Caleb Hill

Lineman - Hamilton, MT

Flight Department

Leland Blatter, Director - Flight

Leland Blatter, Director - Flight

Airplane ATP, MEL, CSEL, CSES, CFI, CFII, MEI - Helicopter Comm, CFI-H
Ben Atnip, Chief Pilot/Flight Instructor

Ben Atnip, Chief Pilot/Flight Instructor

ATP, MEL, SEL, Master CFI, CFII, MEI,
B. Todd Simmons

B. Todd Simmons

ATP MEL, CSEL, CSES, CFI, CFII, MEI
Cliff Walters

Cliff Walters

CSEL, CMEL, Master CFI, CFII
Sheena Cichosz

Sheena Cichosz

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
Allen Jessop

Allen Jessop

Airplane - CSEL, CMEL Helicopter - Comm, CFI-H, CFII-H
Megan Gebauer

Megan Gebauer

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII
Matt Cichosz

Matt Cichosz

ATP, MEL, CSEL, CFI, CFII
Hank Williams

Hank Williams

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
Kelly Schuebel

Kelly Schuebel

CSEL, CFI

Maintenance Department

Herman Hill, DOM

Herman Hill, DOM

A&P, IA - Hamilton
Tom Reed

Tom Reed

A&P, IA, Avionics - Hamilton
Hal Reichart

Hal Reichart

A&P - Hamilton
Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis

A&P - Hamilton
Ian Simpkins

Ian Simpkins

A&P - Cody
Michael James

Michael James

A&P, IA - Cody
Joe Ashment

Joe Ashment

A&P, IA - Cody