Joined AAAE: 1998
Who is your industry mentor? Dutch Bertholf (former Phoenix Aviation Director & AAAE Chair) and Carl Newman (Jackson Municipal Airport Authority & 2016-17 AAAE Chair)
What has being involved in AAAE meant to your career? I joined AAAE as an intern at the beginning of my airport career. I was immediately immersed in the AAAE culture as PHX prepared to host the 1999 Annual Conference. The professional development, networking, and learning opportunities are unparalleled in the industry, and I have made innumerable professional connections and many lifelong friends through AAAE. Earning my accreditation in 2007 was the highlight of my career until I was given the privilege to serve on the Board Of Examiner, which has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Dream Destination? All of them! I love to travel and explore, so any destination I haven't been to before because it is really about the journey.
What's in your carry on? Laptop and headphones. I get some of my best work done on airplanes because there are no emails or phone calls.
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