Meet the Team

American Winds Mission Statement

American Winds strives to operate, maintain and preserve high-quality flight training programs to help students prepare for a lifelong career in aviation.

Our talented and dedicated staff is here to provide you with all the assistance you need to fulfill your flight goals. Message from Chief Denise →

Chief Pilot (135) /Flight Instructor (141/61)
Denise Hobart, CFI, CFII, MEI

Vice President of Student Success
Kelly Sizemore, M.A.

Director of Maintenance & Operations
Mike Farmer

Assistant Chief 
Patrick McVicar, CFI, CFII, MEI

Executive Assistant
Cate Terez

Marketing Department
Shawn Rosenbery

Instructors (FAA Certification & Aviation Courses)
Denise Hobart, CFI, CFII, MEI
Patrick McVicar, CFI, CFII, MEI
Jon Riedmann, CFI, CFII, MEI
Colin Burch, CFI, CFII, MEI
Nick Kunzen, CFI, CFII
Rob Nevitt, CFI
Lance Leininger, CFI
Steve Hendrix, CFI, CFII, MEI

Faculty Members (General Education Courses)
BUS105 & COM101 – Jen Clark, M.A
AV100 – Dave Baldwin, AGI, M.S., M.A.S.
IT101 – Dean Schultz, A.A.B, B.A, M.S., Microsoft Cert. Professional
PSY101 – Elizabeth Slinger, M.A.
SOC101 – Jacqueline Coffey, M.A.
MAT101 & PHY101 – Randy Pelton, M.A 


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