Mandy joined the Corporate Helicopters team as Account Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2006. Mandy is talented at planning customized excursions and group events. She is the lead organizer of the company’s aircraft on major sporting events such as SCORE Off-Road Races and the America's Cup Yachting Races in San Diego and San Francisco. She also works with Ivor Shier, SAG Pilot and Director of Operations, to coordinate film and television productions. Mandy still expresses her artistic side by taking pictures from one of the company's helicopters while on an aerial photography assignment.
Michael Duncan, a Northern California native was raised around aviation. Always in tow with his grandfather at the local airport, he soon became enamored with helicopters and early on decided a career in Helicopters was his calling. Michael obtained his A&P in 1987 and began his journey as a Helicopter Technician. After 15 years maintaining primarily Law Enforcement and EMS Helicopters, he desired additional challenges. In 2002, Michael decided to follow the path into management and became a leader in Helicopter Maintenance Management. During the last 12 years he has held several leadership positions in which he has made a positive impact upon each organization he has been associated with. Over the last 27 years Michael has earned several Bronze, Silver, Gold and Ruby FAA AMT awards. He has received Certificate of Achievement from Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, Robinson, Roll Royce and ZFL. Michael joined the Corporate Helicopters team in 2012 as Chief Inspector and has proven a valuable team member.
Jon obtained his A&P license in 1981 in Amarillo Texas. Upon moving to SD in 1985 he began specializing on helicopters. After 15 years working for the SDPD Air Support Unit he made a career change in early 2003 to assume the demanding position of Director of Maintenance for Corporate Helicopters. Jon has attended factory schools for Bell Helicopters, MD Helicopters and Rolls Royce engines and in 1999 was named ALEA Technician of the year.
Gary Roesink, a San Diego native, started flying airplanes when he was 14 years old. Surrounded by a family of pilots he soloed for the first time in an airplane while in high school. He attended Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth and then returned to San Diego to begin his flying career. Gary worked for the San Diego Police Department for 23 years during which time he flew for ABLE and worked with the K-9 Unit. He completed the Aviation Safety Program Management at the University of Southern California in 1992. In 2005, Gary joined the Corporate Helicopters team, eventually earning the title of Chief Pilot. His current mission is to oversee pilots and their training to assure safe, efficient, professional operations, with the best pilots in the industry.
As an aviation professional with over 25 years in the helicopter industry, Daren currently specializes in aircraft sales of turbine and piston engine helicopters worldwide. He is both a fixed private and helicopter commercial rated pilot. During his career as a Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, Daren served as a pilot for the Baldwin Park Police Department for 4 years. His experience also includes: TV news for NBC/CBS, tours, boat and car races and many photo and video flights.
Bethany discovered a passion for aviation at a young age. She graduated with President’s Highest Honors in 2012, earning two Associate of Science Degrees in Flight Technology and Air Traffic Control. She relocated to San Diego in 2013 to join Corporate Helicopters as a Flight Coordinator, soon after began assisting with business development. Because of her strong work ethic, enthusiasm for the aviation industry and dedication to superior customer service, Bethany has made a great addition to our management team.
Julie began working as the Marketing Specialist for Corporate Helicopters in 2013. Aviation became a part of her life the day she met her husband, CH-53e pilot for the USMC, which influenced her to take a new adventure in the helicopter world. Julie’s passion for marketing took-off in the credit union industry, which encouraged her to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing at the University of Houston in 2008. Upon graduating, she led marketing efforts for a few years with an audit software distribution company. Her business operation knowledge, creative design ability and outgoing personality make her a great asset to our team.