Our Team


At Vermont Flight Academy, our staff comprises seasoned aviation professionals dedicated to providing exceptional service and support to our students and customers. With years of experience in the aviation industry, our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every training session, ensuring that you receive top-notch instruction tailored to your individual needs. From our friendly administrative team to our highly skilled flight instructors, we’re committed to helping you achieve your aviation goals with confidence and proficiency.

Administrative Staff

Executive Director

Matt Sawyer

Matt Sawyer

Manager of Business Operations

Holly Stewart

Holly Stewart

Manager of Flight Operations

Gage Martin

Gage Martin

Admissions Team

Manager of Customer Success

Laura Cooley

Laura Cooley

Front Desk Staff

Cade Larcom

Cade Larcom

Flight Department

Chief Flight Instructor

Payton Veilleux

Payton Veilleux

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Matt Sawyer

Matt Sawyer

Safety Officer

Hobie Tomlinson

Hobie Tomlinson

Safety Consultant

Jim Leavitt

Jim Leavitt

Lead Flight Instructor

Hannah Nadeau

Hannah Nadeau

Lead Flight Instructor

Ankita Patra

Ankita Patra

Flight Instructor

Bryan Bastian

Bryan Bastian

Flight Instructor

Jessica Chapdelaine

Jessica Chapdelaine

Flight Instructor

Sara Christian-O'Connor

Sara Christian-O’Connor

Flight Instructor

Gerald Coleman

Gerald Coleman

Flight Instructor

Ian Devries

Ian Devries

Flight Instructor

Richard Ferno

Richard Ferno

Flight Instructor

Thomas Grunderherr

Thomas Grunderherr

Flight Instructor

Robin Guillian

Robin Guillian

Flight Instructor

Joe Kolk

Joe Kolk

Flight Instructor

Mike Usher

Mike Usher

Flight Instructor

Gage Martin

Gage Martin

Flight Instructor

Shane Miller

Shane Miller

Flight Instructor

Christopher Weinberg

Christopher Weinberg

Flight Instructor

Chris Sutherland

Chris Sutherland

Flight Instructor

Ben Swain

Ben Swain

Flight Instructor

Joshua Roberts-Letaw

Joshua Roberts-Letaw

Flight Instructor

Lucas Spilling

Lucas Spilling

Flight Instructor

Khalid Waseem

Khalid Waseem

Flight Instructor

Evan Logan

Evan Logan

Flight Instructor

Michael Chase

Michael Chase

Flight Instructor

Michael Graves

Michael Graves

Flight Instructor

Ella Newman

Ella Newman

Flight Instructor

John Leu

John Leu

Flight Instructor

Doug Del Vigna

Doug Del Vigna

Flight Instructor

Justin D'Amato

Justin D’Amato

Flight Instructor

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Flight Instructor

Marc Hickok

Marc Hickok

Flight Instructor

Shawn Hollick

Shawn Hollick

Maintenance

Director of Maintenance

Jeffrey Houghton

Jeffrey Houghton

A&P Technician

Miles Clokey

Miles Clokey

A&P Apprentice

Scott Cote

Scott Cote

A&P Technician

Andrew Guskea

Andrew Guskea

Aircraft Maintainer

Dino Kablar

Dino Kablar

A&P Technician

Tyler Osborne

Tyler Osborne

A&P Technician

Owen Shannon

Owen Shannon

A&P Technician

Ben Swain

Ben Swain

A&P Technician

Paul Young

Paul Young

Board of Directors

Board President

Christopher Weinberg

Christopher Weinberg

Board Member

John Curran

John Curran

Board Member

Jon Pizzagalli

Jon Pizzagalli

Board Member

Mike Schirling

Mike Schirling

Board Member

Brad Worthen

Brad Worthen

VTSU Representitive

Craig Popkess

Craig Popkess