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 (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"

Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager

Jeff Rhyti

Jeff Ryhti, Maintenance Manager, joined our team in 2018. Jeff 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 and held positions as both Director of Maintenance and Accountable Manager. Jeff also spent 5 years based at aircraft manufacturers as an on site representative delivering new aircraft and has served on the MAintenance Review Board for the first civilian tilt rotor aircraft. In his spare time he enjoys just about any activity out side.

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

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
Tucker Prante

Tucker Prante

Lineman - Cody, WY
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Operations Manager - Ennis, MT
Michael McFall

Michael McFall

Lineman - Ennis, MT
Gene Wahlstrom

Gene Wahlstrom

Lineman - Ennis, MT
Joel Jessop

Joel Jessop

Operations Manager - Hamilton, MT
Duane English

Duane English

Lineman (QC) - Hamilton, MT
Caleb Hill

Caleb Hill

Lineman - Hamilton, MT
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Operations Mgr. - West Yellowstone, MT
Jack Hart

Jack Hart

Lineman - West Yellowstone, MT
Tory Moulton

Tory Moulton

Lineman - West Yellowstone, 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 Heli - Comm, CFI-H, CFII-H
Megan Siler

Megan Siler

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII
Matt Cichosz

Matt Cichosz

ATP, MEL, CSEL, CFI, CFII
Kyle Dewey

Kyle Dewey

CSEL, CFI, CFII
Eric Swenson

Eric Swenson

CSEL, CFI
Trey Mongomery

Trey Mongomery

Quinn Shumway

Quinn Shumway

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
Kevin Stalder

Kevin Stalder

A&P - Hamilton
Scott Sebastian

Scott Sebastian

A&P - Hamilton
Ian Simpkins, Shop Lead

Ian Simpkins, Shop Lead

A&P, IA - Cody
Mike Sims

Mike Sims

A&P - Cody