Curtis is a Junior originally from Austin, Minnesota, double majoring in Commercial Aviation and Aviation Management. Curtis has always been enthused with flying ever since his first plane ride at six months old. He hopes to one day fly for the airlines or corporate while working on the side in aircraft sales. This is Curtis’s second year on the Student Aviation Advisory Council and he is very excited to help lead in the crucial role of working in between the aviation students and faculty. When Curtis is not doing SAAC related activities, he is taking part in the Aviation Student Education Outreach Program, golfing, or just hanging out with friends and having a good time.
Stephen is a Junior at the University of North Dakota, originally from Maplewood, Minnesota. Stephen is a Commercial Aviation major, and is hoping to one day fly for the Airlines. The first time he went flying he knew that is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He is very excited to be a member of SAAC and is looking forward to working with his peers on pcoming projects. In his free time, he likes to stay active, hang out with friends and watch sports.
Abby Jarve is a Junior from Seattle, Washington majoring in Aviation Management and Commercial Aviation. Currently her plan is to work for the airlines, but she is also interested in the business side of aviation. While she is not in school, she enjoys working with the Aviation Education Student Outreach Program, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. Abby is excited to start her third with SAAC and is hoping to help students in UND Aerospace.
Katie is a senior at the University of North Dakota. Pursuing a degree in Airport Management and specializing in safety. She had the privilege of being able to travel with her family, which convinced her she was going to have a career in the aviation industry at a very young age. Katie’s career plan is to work for either an airlines headquarters helping develop safety and good business or working airport operations. When she is not in school or working Katie enjoys being involved in on campus, hanging around with friends, and staying active. She also serves as Vice President of UND’s American Association of Airport Executives as well as VP Recruitment of Alpha Chi Omega. Katie looks forward to her first year as a member of SAAC.
Joe is a Sophomore at the University of North Dakota originally from Midland, Michigan pursuing a degree in Aviation Management. Joe has been interested in flying ever since he went to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH as a young boy. Joe had his first flight the day after his 16th birthday at his hometown airport and will never forget the incredible feeling that flight gave him. Other than flying Joe likes to play hockey, hiking, and just hanging with his friends. He’s currently working towards his instrument, commercial, and multi-engine licenses. He is also the 2017 SAMA Career Fair Director, and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Joe is excited to be involved with Student Aviation Advisory Council.
Sydni is currently a sophomore at UND and is from Ogden, Utah. She is working on attaining both her Commercial Aviation and Flight Education degree. This is Sydni's first year on SAAC and is eager to start her role as a member on the student aviation advisory committee. Sydni is also involved in the Student Aviation Management Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Sydni is very excited to make an impact at UND and leave a positive impact. Sydni is eager to develop her professional career here at UND and prepare for her life as a professional pilot.
Swayne is a freshman from Richmond, Virginia and is majoring in Commercial Aviation at the University of North Dakota. He’s an editor and partner at Boldmethod, a leading source for digital aviation training content. His flight experiences range from co-piloting a 1943 Grumman Widgeon across the United States to British Columbia, logging dozens of tailwheel hours in Carbon Cubs, to even flying right seat in a King Air F90 from Alabama to Nicaragua. But as for his main goal, being a teenager, Swayne focuses his attention on growing general aviation and hopefully inspiring as many future pilots that are his age to begin their own flight training.
Corey is a sophomore at UND majoring in Commercial Aviation. He is originally from Kenosha, WI which is about an hour north of Chicago, IL. He started flight training when he was 16 years old and has since completed his Commercial / Multi- Engine / Instrument ratings. He is a contributing writer for Boldmethod—an aviation media company that develops training course material for pilots. He has time in aircraft ranging from an Extra 300L, a Cirrus SR-22T, and even a Pilatus PC-12. He is excited to see what the future holds for him as he continues to pursue his career as an airline pilot.
Dakotah is a Junior from Newton, Iowa, majoring in Commercial Aviation with a minor in Political Science. She is very excited to start her first year with SAAC! Dakotah's passion for aviation began when she started flying at age 16 at her local airport in her first love, the Piper Warrior. She is looking forward to obtaining a job with the airlines, but aspires to eventually become involved with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). When not in school, Dakotah works as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a nursing home and is also passionate about eldercare.
Lucus is a Freshman from Jordan, New York majoring in Aviation Management with a concentration in Aviation Safety. This is Lucus’s first year on SAAC and he is excited to contribute to and help represent UND’s Aerospace Program. Lucus has held various management and leadership positions and is eager to continue to professionally develop those skills in the aviation industry. Lucus fell in love with aviation after his first trip on a commercial airliner at the age of four. His career goals include becoming an airline pilot, but also working in the corporate scene, specifically in the field of airline safety. Outside of aviation Lucus enjoys playing the piano, being with friends, staying active, and working on education movements. Lucus is thrilled to be able to share his passion for aviation through SAAC.
Nico Britton is a freshman from Fort Collins, CO Double Majoring in Commercial Aviation with a Business Aviation Specialization and a pre-Masters track in Political Science. After gaining his Private Pilot License his senior year of high school, he came to the University of North Dakota to pursue a career in aviation. He hopes to fly for a legacy airline, as well as pursue a role in a corporate office for an airline. Now apart of SAAC, Nico hopes to facilitate the effort to make John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences the leading school for flight education and aerospace research in the United States. In his spare time, Nico enjoys running, traveling, and stock market analytics.