Colleen’s interest in aviation began at a young age, building model airplanes with her father and using jet controls as the subject of school projects. She earned her Private Pilot license at 17, and her CFII and MEI ratings during college. She worked as a flight instructor until graduation, and then went to work for American Eagle, DHL and a charter aviation company. Her experience includes working as a flight engineer on the B727, and working for the FAA as a general aviation operations inspector.  

Colleen returned to flight instruction after some years of focus on her family, and she has over a decade of teaching experience. She enjoys creating well organized training materials for her students to help them prepare for their lessons and get the most benefit from their instruction time. Colleen feels there is always something new to learn with every flight, and she especially likes to focus on discussion as a learning method.