Shye Gilad

Department

Leadership

Name

Shye Gilad

Position

Managing Partner

Hometown

Utica, NY

Why I love what I do

Until someone invents a time machine, there is no greater magic than private air travel

Hobbies & Activities

Meeting new people, learning new ideas, enjoying time with friends and family, technology, travel, music, reading, hiking, motorcycle touring

Julie O'Brien

Department

FBO/Flight Support

Name

Julie O’Brien

Position

General Manager

Hometown

Frederick, MD

Why I love what I do

There is a level of satisfaction that comes from helping people achieve their goals. Aviation is an amazing tool to assist other in their travel, business, leisure, and family needs.

Hobbies & Activities

Hiking, horses, camping, family, sports, travel, food & wine.

Tina Gray

Department

Core Services

Name

Tina Gray

Position

Controller

Hometown

Meyersdale, PA

Why I love what I do

I have worked at Leesburg Executive Airport for over 15 years. I like working in aviation because every day is different. It is nice to talk to all the customers.

Hobbies & Activities

I love spending time with my family. I like to take my two sons swimming and to the county park. We like riding four wheelers on our property and being outside.

Courtney DesMarais

Name

Courtney Desmarais

Position

Executive Administrator

Hometown

Utica, NY

Why I love what I do

I love being exposed to all different types of people from all over the world. I enjoy hearing about different adventures they’ve been on and being so close to the aircraft is pretty awesome to see.

Hobbies & Activities

I enjoy camping, crafting & cooking/baking occasionally. I love to spend time with my family and my pup. I’ve just moved here from Upstate NY, but while there I coached a Pop Warner Cheer team & taught a Tiny Tots dance class. My family holds a Golf scholarship scramble annually which I do enjoy and put a lot of time into.

Nathanael Pampaloni

Name

Nathanael Pampaloni

Hometown

Leesburg, VA

Why I love what I do

Being a cadet in a squadron, I had immediate interest in flying as a career in search and rescue. Flying to me is very satisfying, especially because it’s something I can do.

Hobbies & Activities

My spare time is mainly filled by doing sports or work outside.

Kevin Jacobs

Name

Kevin Jacobs

Hometown

Miami, FL

Why I love what I do

I got the flying bug when I was four or five and wanted to become a professional pilot. I enjoy working in the Aviation Industry because every day is different, and I have the opportunity to meet industry leaders daily.

Hobbies & Activities

I enjoy flying, working out, and spending time with good company.

John "JP" Miner

Name

John “JP” Miner

Hometown

Chantilly, VA

Why I love what I do

I really enjoy aviation for the thrill of seeing and working with new technologies, feeling the ground rumble as a large aircraft lands as well as hearing the screams of engines overhead. 

Hobbies & Activities

I enjoy reading, playing video games, and volunteering for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Great Strides

Kian Curatolo

Name

Kian Curatolo

Hometown

Pleasant Hill, California

Why I love what I do

I like being able to meet many different people and experience variety in day to day tasks.

Hobbies & Activities

Learning new things about a variety of topics. I also enjoy playing video games with my friends and listening to music.

Jacob Le

Name

Jacob Le

Hometown

Leesburg, VA

Why I love what I do

I have found aviation as a place to challenge myself, meet new and amazing people, and explore my passions from a different perspective.

Hobbies & Activities

I love to fly, play golf, travel, shoot photography, and volunteer at my church.

Kayla Waterfield

Kayla Waterfield

Name

Kayla Waterfield

Hometown

Chantilly, Virginia

Why I love what I do

I enjoy being apart of the Aviation industry because of all the opportunities and personal connections that come with it. With meeting new people on a daily, i’m very excited for every part the industry brings me!

Hobbies & Activities

I am an avid runner that loves to travel and try new things! I volunteer for many different organizations with my favorite being the Jubilee Project in Tennessee!

Tom McFadden

Name

Tom McFadden

Hometown

Northern Virginia

Why I love what I do

No two days are alike. Every morning I wake up eager to see what adventure the day brings, and what people I will get to meet today! It is exciting to get to work in a fast-paced environment, facing the challenge of ensuring every single guest arrives and leaves here feeling special because we provided them with industry standard-setting service and attention.

Hobbies & Activities

While aviation is my life, both as a Line Service Manager as well as a pilot, music is my passion which I pursue as a French Horn instrumentalist with the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra, along with playing and singing at Church. In addition to this, I am an avid road-tripper, as well as nature enthusiast, disappearing to go camping as often as I can get away with it.

John Nickle

Name

John Nickle

Where I am from

Philippines

Why I love what I do

My Dad was in the United States Air Force, I like being around planes.

Hobbies & Activities

Martial arts and weight lifting

Ed Garcia

Name

Ed Garcia

Where I am from

Lima, Peru

Why I love what I do

I get to know all kind of people and see all models of aircraft

Ben Goff

Name

Ben (Benjamin) Goff

Hometown

Leesburg, VA

Why I love what I do

I adore planes, and want to be a pilot.

Hobbies & Activities

I play a lot of video games, especially flight simulators while I save up for the opportunity to attend flight school.