Year Graduated: 2017
Program: Aviation Maintenance Technology
Degree Earned: Associate
Name of Employer: Western Aircraft
Location of Employer: Boise, Idaho
Job Title: Aircraft Technician
Why did you select Spartan College and your program of study?
I chose Spartan College because they made the process easy and worry free.
How did Spartan College successfully prepare you for your career?
Spartan gave me the tools to learn and opened doors for me with employment and the industry.
Please describe your career path and how you got to where you are today (Including degrees earned).
I decided to attend Spartan College in hopes to work for the FAA later on in my career. Earned my Assoc. and A&P license. My first job was through the airlines, where I was an AOG member with a Canadian work permit. The airlines gave me the opportunity to travel and think on compand. A few years later, I moved across the airfield to Western Aircraft to work primarily on Pilatus Aircraft. They sent me to the new PC-24 business jet school, which has now become my primary focus for Aircraft. Currently, I have decided to continue furthering my career in aviation and opened my eyes to the possibility of either getting my B.S. or a pilots license.
How has your education made a difference in your life?
It gave me the tools I needed to succeed in my career.
What advice do you have for current students?
Use spartan as an opportunity to make valuable connections throughout the aviation industry.
Please describe the ways that Spartan College faculty and staff impacted you.
Many instructors assisted me through my education, but Corey O’Brien is someone that has greatly impacted not only my life, but also my career and to this day continues to assist and lend a hand for my career.
How did Spartan Prepare you for your day to day responsibilities? What tools and equipment do you use?
The provided me the necessary education to make logical decisions and learn to be not only a leader, but a team mate.
What have been some of the high points of your career?
Having the opportunity to borescope engines for the airlines was a big one for me. I have always been interested in borescoping and became an asset to the company.
Had the chance to change an engine out at the end of LAX runway then repo that same plane back home. That was pretty amazing to me.
Attended the first USA based school for Pilatus PC24 and have been working on a good majority of the newest ones, some coming straight from factory.