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.

Lindsey Sherman

Name

Lindsey Sherman

Hometown

Myersville, MD

Why I love what I do

I enjoy the aviation industry because every day is different.

Hobbies & Activities

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with friends, trying new recipes, reading, water sports and spending time with my family!

Andrew HEnson

Name

Andrew Henson

Hometown

Leesburg, VA

Why I love what I do

I like working in the aviation industry because it is changing constantly and no day is the same as the last!

Hobbies & Activities

While not working at ProJet you can find me playing golf, working at Monks BBQ, I’m also a student pilot working on becoming a professional pilot.

Helen Riordan

Name

Helen Riordan

Hometown

Ashburn, VA

Why I love what I do

I love meeting all the different kinds of people through aviation and hearing their experience and stories. Seeing all the aircraft landing and taking off makes me so excited, and I really enjoy all that goes into making that happen.

Hobbies & Activities

My hobbies include: soccer, football and track and field, love watching movies on Hulu or Netflix, love going to beach and travel.

Stephen Crouse

Name

Stephen Crouse

Hometown

Hamilton, VA

Why I love what I do

I love the variety of people you can meet, and I look forward to the opportunities that come along with that.

Hobbies & Activities

I am an avid photographer, I love working on cars, and enjoy the outdoors and being active!

Lilia McKinley

Name

Lilia McKinley

Hometown

I was born in Oxford, UK, but have grown up in Fairfax, VA.

Why I love what I do

I have grown up surrounded by an Air Force family, which naturally led to an interest in aviation. I get to meet so many amazing people and the opportunities in this industry are endless.

Hobbies & Activities

I spend a lot of my time swimming competitively, and when spring season comes around I love assistant coaching grades 1-6 lacrosse. When the chances arise, I am also always willing to go hiking, hang out with friends, or spend time at home relaxing.

Graham Balderson

Name

Graham Balderson

Hometown

Hamilton, Virginia

Why I love what I do

From the moment I was born, I’ve been surrounded by aviation. I love working in the industry because it’s such a tight-knit, friendly group of people.

Hobbies & Activities

I like to play lacrosse, guitar, and hang out with my friends.

Ben Goff

Name

Jonathon Ngo

Hometown

Burke, VA

Why I love what I do

It brings me joy to see the planes come and go every day in addition to meeting new people that do different jobs in this world. Putting a smile on people I help brings me to smile every day.

Hobbies & Activities

Relaxing at home with my family and dog and driving around exploring new areas

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

Levi Smith

Name

Levi Smith

Hometown

Danville, VA

Why I love what I do

Everyday I am amazed by the vast network that is air travel.

Hobbies & Activities

Flying, fishing, eating

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.