Our Team

Passionate Aviators Obsessed With your Success

Brian Dubois

Certificated Flight Instructor

Brian began flying years ago with a goal of becoming an airline captain. After 9/11, and with career prospects not looking great at the time, he accepted a position as an air traffic controller with the FAA. That career has sustained him for close to twenty years and he is now able to spend his off duty time flying and instructing, making good on the dream he had years ago.

Alex Greenlee

Certificated Flight Instructor

Alex’s love for flying is multifaceted. He loves the mechanical inner workings of radial engines. He loves the freedom flying grants. He loves reading about the exploits of those that flew in war and space. And now, after flying on his own for several years and exploring the country, he can say that he loves teaching others to fly. 

Freudy Gonzalez Castillo

Certificated Flight Instructor

After completing his career in the US Marine Corps, Freudy decided to pursue the thing he dreamt about as a young boy; flying. Already an accomplished skydiver, Freudy took to aviation naturally. He looks forward to showing his students just how much fun flying can be. The more fun you’re having, the more you’re learning. 

Joshua John

Certificated Flight Instructor

Josh hails from Colorado and was taught how to fly by his own father, a CFI and professional corporate pilot. Once his Private Pilot certificate was in his possession, he decided to go all-in. Despite a burgeoning non-aviation career, Josh feels that his flying was always his true calling and is thrilled to share everything he has learned with the next generation of aviators.

Tess Kuenzi

Certificated Flight Instructor

Tess grew up around aviation and was somewhat destined to become a pilot. Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, and not at all far from EAA, flying has been a part of Tess’s life from the get go. Now, she is excited to inspire the next generation of up and comers and help them make flying part of their life, too. 

Luis Monteiro

Certificated Flight Instructor

Luis is a second generation pilot and had the good fortune of having access to a family owned Cessna 172. It wasn’t until his late teen years that he took advantage of it. Though casually interested at first, flying became an all consuming obsession and he found himself blasting Joining us from Las Vegas, NV, Luis has an incredible variety of flying experiences and is a strong addition to our team. 

Graham Robinson

Certificated Flight Instructor

Graham fell in love with aviation as a child flying a flight simulator on his family’s home computer. After graduating college and beginning a non-aviation career, Graham realized that a deskjob was not for him. He needed to fly! Learning to fly in the southwest of the US provided him with all the motivation he needed to continue his pursuit of his childhood dream of being a professional pilot.  

Jake VanHouse

Certificated Flight Instructor

Jake was about to become a doctor when he took a commercial that rekindled his childhood obsession with flying. He had taken some flight lessons while in high school, but a bad experience with a bad instructor led him to believe that flying wasn’t for him. After that transformative commercial flight, he attacked his flight training with renewed vigor and redirected his studies towards the skies. 

Vicky Kuo

Chief Flight Instructor

Vicky was given an introductory flight as a gift several years ago. She was instantly hooked and devoted herself to her training. She completed all of her flight training in only a year and a half and has amassed close to 7,000 hours of providing flight instruction to students. When she is not instructing, she may be found exploring southern New England in her Falco F.8L.

Bobby Hamrick

Director of Maintenance

Bobby’s biggest hero is his grandmother. As the first female certificated auto mechanic ever in the state of Arkansas, she inspired Bobby to explore the world of machinery and to become an expert in his craft. With a world class work ethic and an unwavering devotion to family, Bobby brings his best to everything and everyone he encounters.

Julian Natale

Mechanic Apprentice

Pursuing aviation professionally was never a thought for Julian, it was just something he knew he would do. He began flying at Horizon Aviation when he was just 15 and obtained his private pilot certificate at only 17 years old. Now a graduate with a degree in aviation management, Julian is working to complete his A&P as well as his commercial pilot certificate.

Steve Derosiers


Steve grew up near the New Bedford Airport and remembers watching airplanes come and go as a child alongside his father, also a pilot. An invitation to explore an early Gulfstream I cemented a lifelong fascination with flying. The airplane that continues to consume Steve’s imagination is the 7-ton, P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bomber from World War II.

Tori Kennedy


Tori discovered aviation while on a search for a new career path. Having spent many years in retail management, she needed something new and exciting with a real promise for adventure. After beginning her flight training, Tori made the jump onto our team as location manager.

Matt McMerriman


Matt became fascinated with aviation because of a school presentation he saw in 5th grade. Ever since that day he has been focused on becoming a professional in the aviation industry. As a college graduate with a Private Pilot certificate, Matt is well on his to having a career in the sky. 

Zeke Valtz


Zeke has been surrounded by aviation his entire life. After years spent flying throughout the midwest, Zeke acquired Horizon Aviation in 2002. Flying is his life’s passion and is matched only by his love of teaching new pilots the art of flying, and providing a path for people to realize their dreams of flight.


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You can fly. We can teach you.