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. He has been passionate about aviation as long as he can remember and has spent his entire career in the industry. Joel provides oversight and training to our line and concierge teams while managing both fuel supply and facilities. When not at the airport, Joel enjoys the mountains, snow skiing, working on home 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
Candice White

Candice White

CSR - Operations
Brianna Griffin

Brianna Griffin

CSR - Operations
Shelly Foos

Shelly Foos

CSR - Operations
Jenny Barron

Jenny Barron

CSR - Operations
Debra Carnes

Debra Carnes

CSR - Flight/MX
Leslie Ebright

Leslie Ebright

CSR - Flight Coordinator
Susan Baratti

Susan Baratti

CSR - Operations

Operations Department

Matt Rick

Matt Rick

Operations Manager - Cody, WY
Dan Bergum

Dan Bergum

Lineman - Cody, WY
Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Lineman - Cody, WY
Diego Dominguez

Diego Dominguez

Lineman - Cody, WY
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter

Operations Manager - Ennis, MT
Michael McFall

Michael McFall

Lineman - Ennis, MT
Jordan Post

Jordan Post

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
Gene Wahlstrom

Gene Wahlstrom

Lineman -West Yellowstone, MT
Jack Hart

Jack Hart

Lineman - West Yellowstone, MT
Josh Mickelberry

Josh Mickelberry

Lineman - West Yellowstone, MT
Joel Jessop

Joel Jessop

Operations Manager - Stevensville, MT

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
Alex Leach

Alex Leach

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
Tyler Hendrich

Tyler Hendrich

CSEL, CFI
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
Jim Bredy

Jim Bredy

CSEL, ASES, CMEL, CFII, MEI
Kyle Dewey

Kyle Dewey

CSEL, CFI, CFII, MEI

Maintenance Department

Ian Simpkins, Shop Lead

Ian Simpkins, Shop Lead

A&P, IA - Cody
Nick Mast

Nick Mast

A&P IA - Cody
Mike Sims

Mike Sims

A&P - Cody
Jared Parsons

Jared Parsons

Shop Hand - Cody
Herman Hill, DOM

Herman Hill, DOM

A&P, IA - Hamilton
Suzi Bayer

Suzi Bayer

A&P - Hamilton
Hal Reichart

Hal Reichart

A&P - Hamilton
Rueben Walkup

Rueben Walkup

A&P - Hamilton
Tom Reed

Tom Reed

A&P, IA, Avionics - Hamilton