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Eric Anderson

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Eric brings two decades of experience as a marketing strategist for B2B, education/training, travel/hospitality, and consumer brands. He spent the first half of his career as a partner in a digital agency with a focus on helping companies make the transition to integrated digital selling

Craig Hall

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Craig began his career at Hillsboro Aero Academy in 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Portland State University. He is new to the aviation industry but has extensive experience in accounting and operations garnered

Kasi Crismon

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Kasi originally joined the Hillsboro team in 2014 as the Flight Coordinator and returned in August 2019 as the Check Ride Coordinator. In 2020, she accepted the position of Hillsboro Campus Manager. Kasi manages all of the operations at the Hillsboro Campus, including Dispatch and

Lavinia Petre

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Lavinia joined Hillsboro in 2013. It was her first exposure to aviation, after spending 7 years in the education field. She is enthusiastic about supporting HAA’s mission of making worldwide dreams of aviation a reality through the best training. In her current role as the

Houston Hickenbottom

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Houston started at Hillsboro Aviation in 1996 and has held multiple positions in the company, including over eight years as the School Director.  After more than 15 years working in the school, Houston went to work for the Port of Portland at Portland International Airport

Malori Wagner

Malori Wagner

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Malori started at Hillsboro Aero Academy in 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California State University, Chico. Malori is very passionate about the aviation industry. She is a student pilot herself working towards a career in aviation. Outside of work and

Ryan Mohammed

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Ryan is originally from Florida and moved to Portland in 2014. He left his career in finance to pursue his aviation dream and joined Hillsboro Aero Academy in 2014 to begin his airplane flight training. Ryan is a Commercial ASEL, AMEL, Instrument Rated, CFI, CFII,

Mackenzie Arrell

Mackenzie Arrell

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Mackenzie’s first time in an airplane was when a family friend, an Air Force Veteran, rented an aircraft from Hillsboro Aviation when she was thirteen. Five years later, she returned to film her friend flying a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress as a birthday gift. She

Jared Friend

Jared Friend

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Jared started his helicopter journey in 2002. His first commercial helicopter job was with Croman Corporation as a second in command pilot of a Sikorsky S-61 performing varies jobs, including helicopter logging, construction, and firefighting. In 2005, Jared started at Hillsboro Aviation as a flight

Nik Kresse

Nik Kresse

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Nik began flight training at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where he completed his multi-engine commercial training. In 2011, Nik moved home to Portland and began training at Hillsboro to complete his Certified Flight Instructor Rating. He has held positions such as China Program