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

Owner, 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."

Leadership

Leland Blatter

Leland Blatter

COO - Flight Operations

ATP, MEL, SEL, Master CFI, CFII, MEI, DPE

Benjamin Atnip

Benjamin Atnip

Director - Flight Operations

ATP, MEL, SEL, Master CFI, CFII, MEI, DPE

Todd Simmons

Todd Simmons

CEO
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Director - Airport & Line Operations
Jeff Ryhti

Jeff Ryhti

COO, Maintenance Operations

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.

Kyle MacWilliams

Kyle MacWilliams

Chief Inspector / A&P - Hamilton, MT

Operations

Linda Kinkade

Linda Kinkade

Manager, Accounting / Human Resources
Leslie Ebright

Leslie Ebright

CSR - Flight Operations
Brianna Griffin

Brianna Griffin

Manager, Airport / Line Opeations
Susan Baratti

Susan Baratti

CSR - Operations
Rae Shelagowski

Rae Shelagowski

CSR - Flight Operations

Flight Department

Benjamin Atnip, Director of Flight

Benjamin Atnip, Director of Flight

ATP, MEL, SEL, Master CFI, CFII, MEI, DPE
Leland Blatter

Leland Blatter

ATP, MEL, CSEL, CSES, CFI, CFII, MEI, Heli Comm, CFI-H
B. Todd Simmons

B. Todd Simmons

ATP, MEL, CSEL, CSES, CFI, CFII, MEI
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

CSEL, CFI
Matt Cichosz, Chief Pilot - Airplane

Matt Cichosz, Chief Pilot - Airplane

ATP, MEL, CSEL, CFI, CFII
Kyle Dewey

Kyle Dewey

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
Megan Siler, Asst Chf

Megan Siler, Asst Chf

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
Tyler Hendrich

Tyler Hendrich

CSEL, CFI, CFII
Jim Bredy

Jim Bredy

CSEL, ASES, CMEL, CFII, MEI
Allen Jessop, Chief Pilot - Helicopter

Allen Jessop, Chief Pilot - Helicopter

CSEL, CMEL, Heli - Comm, CFI-H, CFII-H
Chase Stoker

Chase Stoker

Heli - Comm
Branden Christiansen

Branden Christiansen

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII
Larry Sportsman

Larry Sportsman

CSEL, CFI
Sheena Cichosz, Chief Instructor

Sheena Cichosz, Chief Instructor

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
Sterling Kraye

Sterling Kraye

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII
Casey Wagler

Casey Wagler

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII
August Desson

August Desson

CSEL, CFI, CFII
Eric Swenson

Eric Swenson

CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI
Darren Ginn

Darren Ginn

CSEL, MEL, CFI, CFII
Kenneth Reiter

Kenneth Reiter

CSEL, CFI, MEL

Line Department

Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Director - Airport / Line Operations

Shawn Christiansen

Supervisor, Airport / Line Operations - COD
Duane English

Duane English

Supervisor, Airport / Line Operations - HRF

Shandy Jessop

Line Tech - HRF
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Supervisor, Airport / Line Operations - WYS
Jack Hart

Jack Hart

Line Tech - WYS
Braden Loomis

Braden Loomis

Line Tech / CFI - WYS
Michael McFall

Michael McFall

Supervisor, Airport / Line Operations - EKS
Jordan Post

Jordan Post

Line Tech - EKS

Maintenance Department

Jeff Ryhti

Jeff Ryhti

Director - Maintenance: DOM FAR Part 135/ AM FAR Part 141
Kyle MacWilliams

Kyle MacWilliams

Chief Inspector / A&P - Hamilton, MT
Debra Carnes

Debra Carnes

Parts Clerk - Cody, WY
Susan Serafin

Susan Serafin

Parts Clerk - Hamilton, MT
Hal Reichart

Hal Reichart

Shop Lead / A&P / IA - Hamilton

Josh Holcomb

A&P / IA - Hamilton, MT

John Zolninger

A&P / IA - Hamilton, MT

Austin McLean

A&P - Hamilton, MT

Herman Hill

Herman Hill

Inspector / A&P / IA - Hamilton, MT

Matt Montgomery

A&P - Hamilton, MT

Ken Reichart

Apprentice - Hamilton, MT
Rueben Walkup

Rueben Walkup

Shop Lead / A&P / IA - Cody, WY
Mike Sims

Mike Sims

A&P / IA- Cody, WY

Brandon Jopp

A&P / IA - Cody, WY
Jon Jacobs

Jon Jacobs

A&P / IA - Cody, WY

Mike Foster

A&P - Cody, WY

Jake Butko

A&P - Cody, WY
Kristina Bonner

Kristina Bonner

Apprentice - Cody, WY