Our Team, Our Culture

MEET THE TEAM

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 boys sailing, water-skiing, hiking in the local mountains, 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. When he’s not 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 of 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 going to 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. When he’s not 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."

Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager

Jeff Ryhti

Jeff Ryhti, Maintenance Manager, joined our team in 2018. He has a varied background, having spent time in Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana working as both a mechanic and in management. Jeff is an A&P / IA who has held positions as both Director of Maintenance and Accountable Manager. He also spent 5 years based at aircraft manufacturers as an on-site representative delivering new aircraft. Additionally, Jeff served on the Maintenance Review Board for the first civilian tilt rotor aircraft. In his spare time he enjoys just about any outdoor activity.

Administration

Linda Kinkade

Linda Kinkade

Accounting & Human Resources
Debra Carnes

Debra Carnes

CSR - Flight/MX
Candice White

Candice White

CSR - Operations
Brianna Griffin

Brianna Griffin

CSR - Operations
Shelly Foos

Shelly Foos

CSR - Operations
Leslie Ebright

Leslie Ebright

CSR - Flight Coordinator

Operations Department

Matt Rick

Matt Rick

Operations Manager - Cody, WY
Josh Meznarich

Josh Meznarich

Lineman (QC) - Cody, WY
Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Lineman - Cody, WY
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Operations Manager - Ennis, MT
Caleb Hill

Caleb Hill

Lineman - Hamilton, MT
Gene Wahlstrom

Gene Wahlstrom

Lineman - Ennis, MT
Joel Jessop

Joel Jessop

Operations Manager - Hamilton, MT
Michael McFall

Michael McFall

Lineman - Ennis, MT
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Operations Mgr. - West Yellowstone, MT
Duane English

Duane English

Lineman (QC) - Hamilton, MT
Jack Hart

Jack Hart

Lineman - West Yellowstone, MT
Tucker Prante

Tucker Prante

Lineman - Cody, WY

Flight Department

Leland Blatter, Director - Flight

Leland Blatter, Director - Flight

Airplane ATP, MEL, CSEL, CSES, CFI, CFII, MEI - Helicopter Comm, CFI-H
Allen Jessop

Allen Jessop

Airplane - CSEL, CMEL Heli - Comm, CFI-H, CFII-H
Eric Swenson

Eric Swenson

CSEL, CFI, CFII
Ben Atnip, Chief Pilot

Ben Atnip, Chief Pilot

ATP, MEL, SEL, Master CFI, CFII, MEI,
Megan Siler

Megan Siler

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII
Trey Montgomery

Trey Montgomery

CSEL, CFI, CFII
B. Todd Simmons

B. Todd Simmons

ATP MEL, CSEL, CSES, CFI, CFII, MEI
Matt Cichosz

Matt Cichosz

ATP, MEL, CSEL, CFI, CFII
Branden Christiansen

Branden Christiansen

CSEL, CFI
Sheena Cichosz

Sheena Cichosz

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
Kyle Dewey

Kyle Dewey

CSEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
Gray Patton

Gray Patton

CSEL, CFI, CFII

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
Ian Simpkins, Shop Lead

Ian Simpkins, Shop Lead

A&P, IA - Cody
Mike Sims

Mike Sims

A&P - Cody
Nick Mast

Nick Mast

A&P - Cody