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 instructor, in 2008 he started flying the Channel 6 and Channel 12 News contract, and in 2009 he became the Chief Instructor of the helicopter school. Since that time, Jared has worked in numerous roles, Director of Corporate Projects, Safety Manager, and FAA Compliance Manager. Jared also has experience as an electronic news gathering pilot and has worked for several news stations and was Chief Pilot at KATU News Portland. Jared has always been drawn to the training environment and loves watching new students achieve their dreams. Jared is currently the Helicopter School General Manager and Chief Instructor.