The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) was first established in the late 1990’s. The organization was made up of business aircraft and cargo operators, flight schools, and other general aviation interests around the Seattle area. Much like the PNBAA of today, it was established largely to create a networking platform for its members and to serve as a vehicle to facilitate information sharing.
PNBAA focuses on business aircraft operators and those whose support business aviation in this region. In 2016 the Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) and Pacific Northwest Corporate Flight Attendant Association (PNCFAA) merged with PNBAA to better represent the collective interests.
PNBAA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization. Proceeds from all activities are dedicated to aviation related youth and member vocational scholarships – our future. Today, thanks to the efforts of 400+ members, scores of volunteers and hundreds of additional supporters, PNBAA is thriving.
Alan is the Managing Partner of CenterPoint Aviation Law in Seattle, a firm whose focus is helping clients buy and sell business aircraft while navigating the complex interplay of the Federal Aviation Regulations, federal and state tax laws, risk management and other legal issues. Before co-founding CenterPoint in 2008, Alan practiced exclusively in the area of transactional aviation law, developing his reputation as an accomplished negotiator, trusted advisor and industry leader. One of Alan’s talents is coordinating and acting as the point-person on the purchase and sale of private, fractional, and corporate aircraft, including advising clients on the corresponding tax, regulatory, financing, insurance and risk management, import/export, SEC, executive comp, charter and other relevant legal issues.
Alan serves on the NBAA Tax Committee where he works to educate, and advocate for, the aviation community on transactional aviation topics. Alan also serves on the board of directors as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association, and he is past-president and member of the Aviation Section of the King County Bar Association. Alan earned a BBA from Texas Christian University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.
Brad, senior captain / International operations officer has been employed with the Starbucks flight department since July of 2004. As a seasoned captain he is passionate about being a role model and contributor to the safety and efficiency demands of their worldwide mission. His prior flying and international travel experience is a unique combination of military, general, and corporate aviation, with a total time in corporate aviation of 24 years and international travel of over 31 years since enlisting as a Loadmaster in the USAF.
As an active participant and supporter of the NBAA, with prior board member experience he is pleased to be on the BOD and looking forward to the challenges and rewards the PNBAA has to offer. Outside the office and in addition to boating, wakeboarding, golf, and snow skiing he also enjoys flying his C-180 seaplane around the great Pacific Northwest.
Kari Brown is the Controller for Aero Law Group (ALG), Seattle based aviation transaction law firm. Kari joined ALG in 2017 and serves as their accountant, IT specialist, human resource advisor, CPA liaison, and social director. She brings leadership skills, office innovation, and a love of numbers to the firm. Kari is heavily involved with supporting client relations during their transaction. She has been managing business offices for nearly 2 decades and brings a vast amount of experience in project management, leadership building, software integrations, and financial reporting to the ALG team. Kari received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Linfield College and her Master of Science in Accounting from The University of Phoenix. She is currently studying for the Certificate of Management Accounting exam.
Kari was born and raised in Portland, OR and moved to Washington in 1999 where she now lives in Kirkland with her husband and teenage daughter. In her free time, she an avid tennis player, enjoys camping, boating, skiing, and traveling with her family.
ALG is has been heavily involved in PNBAA events for over 15 years, it was only natural one of their employees become more involved and Kari was happy to oblige. She was accepted to the board in the summer of 2021 as the assistant Treasurer.
Rachel is currently the Executive Vice President at Erin Air, a Seattle Based Private Jet Charter Operator. Rachel is originally from O’ahu Hawaii and lived in Spokane, Washington for almost 15 years after graduating from Gonzaga University. While in Spokane, she worked at the former Red Lion Hotels Corporation headquarter office in various accounting and finance related positions; in addition, she worked for almost 6 years as a restaurant consultant and operator assisting private entrepreneurs establish and grow their restaurant and bar operations.
Rachel relocated to the Seattle area in 2014 and transitioned into the manufacturing industry where she led finance and daily plant operations for a locally based global industrial machinery company. She founded, and continues to chair, the Women in Manufacturing Washington Chapter to help women in the industry gain access to a network of peers and consistent relevant professional development opportunities. In working with aerospace manufacturers, she developed a strong interest in aerospace and aviation and accepted an opportunity with Erin Air in 2020. Her current role with Erin Air is a perfect mix of accounting, finance, operations, maintenance (highly like manufacturing) planning, customer service, and hospitality. In addition to PNBAA, Rachel also serves on the Board of Directors for Impact Washington, Women in Manufacturing Educational Foundation, serves as a Trustee for CAM
Ernesta Corcoran is a Scheduler for Mente, LLC at Boeing Field, with an extensive experience in global dispatching environments. Ernesta is a FAA Certified Aircraft Dispatcher and a recipient of NBAA’s Top 40 under 40 in 2018. Ernesta earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. Ernesta previously served as the President of the Pacific Rim Schedulers and Dispatchers Association.
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Phil's career carries 13 years in aviation operations in the roles of Loadmaster, Dispatcher, Duty Manager and Director in the sectors of Part 121, Part 121 Supplemental, Part 135 and Part 91 operators. He also owned and operated a New York City-based aviation news and consulting company for 14 years before moving to the Temecula, California area. He now serves as NBAA's Western Regional Representative, assisting and advocating for anyone involved in or relying on business aviation in Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Nafin Eyoub is the Vice President of Aircraft Management at Executive Jet Management, the world’s largest aircraft management and charter company. She’s been heavily involved in business aviation since her first role in business development and sales for Clay Lacy Aviation on Boeing Field, which was later acquired by Modern Aviation where she continued her dedication to learning all aspects of the FBO business. She oversaw Sales and Marketing for Modern Aviation’s network of locations, focused on increasing market share by attracting and retaining new base tenants and transient clients while developing mutually beneficial relationships.
She currently works closely with new and current clients, helping them take full advantage of innovative aviation services. She focuses on building trustworthy partnerships and delivering an exceptional customer experience.Nafin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University. Her drive and ambition were recognized when she was named to National Business Aviation Associations Top 40 Under 40 in 2020.
Cindy Hales is the Aviation Practice Leader / Vice President of Hub International Northwest, LLC. With nearly thirty years of experience, Cindy provides insurance solutions for all facets of the aviation industry, with extensive experience working with commercial operators of various types, including airlines, cargo and charter operators, fixed base operators, aircraft manufacturers, commercial rotor wing operators, etc. She is a fifteen-year HUB Northwest veteran who excels at providing her clients with the most comprehensive coverage at the most competitive prices.
Cindy is also responsible for providing professional expertise to HUB International’s teams across the country in the specialty field of aviation insurance on their more complex aviation risks. She is licensed in the United States and British Columbia.
Angie Kim is flight attendant for a corporate flight operation at Boeing Field. Angie has over 20 years of experience in various flight attendant roles, spending several years working for international clients. Angie has been involved with many start up flight departments where she was tasked with setting up aircraft interiors, developing manuals and establishing service protocols. Her experience has been mainly on larger corporate aircraft. Her focus is not only client driven, but also feels it is important that the crew is well represented. Striking a balance not only with the company, the crew and community is a constant goal, no matter where or what company you represent in the world.
Angie is an alum of Washington State University. Away from work, Angie enjoys hiking, cooking, reading a good book, and is passionate about animal kindness, the environment, and renewable resources.
Nick is currently captain for a Wheels Up managed Falcon 2000 based out of Seattle’s Boeing Field. He has 15 years of experience in commercial and corporate aviation. Before relocating to Seattle he was a Citation captain out of Santa Barbara, California where he also gained his single pilot 135 captain certification. He attended Embry-Riddle University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Aviation Safety.
Becky is an experienced aviation attorney who advises clients on the acquisition, disposition, operation, leasing and financing of business and commercial aircraft, domestically and abroad. Additionally, she helps clients with hangar procurement, lease and build negotiations and airport matters. As a former International Contract Manager for an aircraft manufacturer, Becky is well versed in commercial contract agreements, and helps clients manage risk and liability, including international negotiations. Becky is also a mediator, having completed advanced coursework through the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution. Becky volunteers for Seattle Union Gospel Mission Open Door Legal Services.
Brian has been in aviation for over 40 years. He has flown both in the Army and the Navy and has been flying Gulfstreams for over 22 years. Brian started flying in the 4th grade and has been passionate about aviation ever since. He is grateful to the incredible mentors he has had over the years, alongside access to some exceptional flight departments.
Brian would like to give back all of what he has learned over the years with others interested and passionate in aviation. He accredits his wife of over 20 years and his 4 kids to so much of what he has learned. Brian believes, "You're never too old to learn and never too young to teach."
Jason Wissink started his aviation career in 1997 washing corporate aircraft at the Des Moines airport in Iowa where he grew up. After a few years working in Minneapolis as a software developer, he moved west and joined Honeywell in 2007 as a development program manager for avionics on the Boeing 787 program working out of the Redmond, WA office. Currently, he leads a global team of sales and customer support professionals focused on delivering connectivity products and services to aviation customers. He also leads several customer advisory boards for Honeywell. After living in Seattle for 10 years, the family made the move to Bend, Oregon in 2016 to enjoy the recreational opportunities the high desert of Central Oregon has to offer. Jason completed private pilot training in 2001 in Ames, Iowa and he added an instrument rating in 2017 after moving to Bend. Completing his commercial license and multi-engine rating is on the to-do list for 2021. Jason enjoys flying in the Pacific Northwest and the challenges that come with the local terrain and weather as well as visiting the smaller airports that are only reachable by General and Business Aviation aircraft.
Vice PresidentDanny joined the Hillsboro Aviation team in 2012 as a line service technician. In 2016, he was promoted to facility manager before serving as FBO and facilities manager overseeing the company’s FBO division. His interest in aviation formed out of a love for it’s community-focused environment. Danny holds degrees in economics and finance, as well as an MBA from Pacific University. Danny is a proud Oregonian and is committed to supporting a robust business aviation community in the Pacific Northwest.