Pilots

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Colleen Schooley

Chief Flight Instructor
Commercial Pilot – CFII, MEI Airplane

Colleen began her journey in aviation as a high school senior and earned her private pilot license in Spokane, WA in 1998.  She then moved to Florida where she earned her ratings through certified flight instructor with Comair Aviation Academy and Jacksonville University.  Colleen returned to Spokane to work as a flight instructor while adding a multi-engine rating, MEI and CFII and completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.  The mountain lifestyle attracted her to the Tetons, and she eventually settled in Driggs. Colleen has been flying at Teton Aviation since 2005 and working both in customer service and as an instructor since 2008.

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Jacques Li

Commercial Pilot – CFII MEI Airplane

Jacques passion for aviation started at a very young age. Toy models gave way to RC airplanes which then turned into real airplanes. After completing his aerospace engineering degree at Virginia Tech he found his way out West and settled in Jackson Hole. Jacques splits his time as a copilot on a King Air 200 and giving flight instruction and scenic flights at Teton Aviation. On his off days he can be found flying paragliders in the sky, mountain biking on the trails, paddling down river, or skiing in the backcountry. Jacques enjoys sharing his love for flying any way he can.

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Matt Stubblefield

Commercial Pilot – CFII MEI Airplane

Matt’s passion for aviation was sparked at a very young age by his grandfather, who was a Flight Instructor and Air Traffic Controller.  He began training for his Private Pilot Certificate in 2002 while in High School.  Since then, Matt has earned his Multi-Engine and Instrument Instructor certificates.   While not doing flight instruction and scenic flights for Teton Aviation, he can be found skiing in the backcountry, mountain biking, climbing, or hanging out with his dog, Maddie.

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Kate Donovan

Commercial Pilot – CFII MEI Airplane

Kate began her aviation journey in 2011 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She earned her private and instrument licenses in Honolulu, HI and completed her commercial and CFI training in Everett, WA where she was later able to share her love for flying while teaching students.  An avid outdoor enthusiast, Kate and her husband finally fulfilled their dream of moving to Jackson in 2016.  When not in the cockpit, you will find Kate teaching students at Inversion yoga, skiing in the backcountry, riding her mountain bike, or floating down a river.   Kate is excited to share the magic of flying around the beautiful Tetons with residents and visitors alike!

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Kristine Ciesinski

Commercial Pilot – CFI Glider

Kris started flying gliders in 1998. Having flown as a passenger all over the world in her career as an international opera singer, Kris moved to Teton Valley to enjoy the mountains and a different quality of life. She earned her private pilot certificate in the glider, and commercial and instructor ratings quickly followed.  Kris has since added a commercial airplane rating to her repertoire. With over 1500 hours of soaring these mountains, she still loves every flight and loves to show others the Tetons from the eagle’s perspective!

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Sam Lea

Commercial Pilot – CFI Glider

Sam first acquired his private pilot airplane certificate here in Driggs in 2003 and added a commercial glider rating in 2005, and soon followed with a glider flight instructor certificate. Sam owns his own airplane and works in Teton Valley as a real estate professional. He has visited numerous glider ports around the U.S., including Marfa Texas, Ridgeland South Carolina and Logan Utah, but would much rather be flying gliders and airplanes right here in Teton Valley. Sam enjoys introducing students and visitors to the unparalleled experience of soaring in our spectacular Teton Mountains.

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Gant Ginter

Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial Glider Pilot, CFII

Gant began his flying career at Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire where he earned a degree in Aviation Management and Flight Operations. Twenty years and 10,000 hours later, we are pleased to have Gant towing or flying gliders for Teton Aviation when he’s not flying the heavy iron on his day job at NetJets.

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Mark Hervig

Commercial Pilot – Airplane and Glider

Mark has been flying gliders for over 20 years in the Tetons and other mountain ranges in the west including Owl Canyon and Parowan. In addition to a commercial glider rating, Mark is a commercial airplane pilot and is part owner of a single engine Cessna. A resident of Driggs, Mark works as a contractor for NASA when he is not flying, skiing or hiking in the Tetons.

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