My responsibility as a flight instructor is to see my students succeed in being safe and proficient pilot’s while giving them my very best through excellent and structured training.
I grew up in northwest New Jersey on a 14-acre country estate. There, I was mesmerized by mechanics and how things worked, while academic discipline proved challenging. When I turned 16, my difficulty in academia dramatically shifted through a life-changing experience. This experience transitioned me into the USMC maintaining CH-53D helicopters from 2004-2009. While a Marine in Hawaii, I proudly served two tours in Iraq. Seven years later my dream of flying became a reality. I have my bachelors from MTSU’s Professional Pilot program, been a CFI for over a year, and have been joyfully married 5 years, and have a baby girl. Almost twenty years ago, looking forward, I would not have believed the reality I am living now. I’m grateful and privileged to do so and give all the credit to Jesus Christ my Victory who has given me the competence to succeed in all things.
Singing and playing guitar, carpentry, the beach, biking, dining with my wife, traveling, hiking, kayaking, golf, paintball, photography/film, painting, and exercise.
My Favorite Thing About Wings
The culture of excellence, safety, and personal accountability.
To learn… Be hungry, humble, and teachable.
My Message to You
The airplane can serve as a poor classroom. Therefore, preparation, preparation, preparation, for every flight is key to fly the plane, fly the plane, FLY the PLANE! Flying is very fun, yet to do it safely and consistently takes commitment and diligence to personal study habits. We all learn in different ways, and at different speeds, so my advice to you is to understand your “Why-to-fly?” This can help provide the desire needed to excel in the long term.