Mr. Krogh graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and went directly into professional aviation. He held management positions with several aviation firms and was an FAA Check Airman under Part 135 and Part 121 companies. He was a simulator instructor and eventually a senior captain for a major U.S. airline. Mr. Krogh co-founded International Jet in 1979 and served in various capacities including Director of Operations, President and most recently CEO. Mr. Krogh is an FAA-rated Airline Transport Pilot with additional ratings in gliders and seaplanes and has logged more than 16,000 hours. He has experience in many different aircraft including the following jet aircraft: Citation, Learjet, L-29 Delfin, DC-8, DC-10, Airbus 320, and Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767. In addition, Mr. Krogh is a current Certified Flight Instructor and an FAA-licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) Mechanic. He owns and flies his own Cessna 172 for recreation and to introduce others to aviation. Mr. Krogh is a lifetime member of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). He has given his volunteer time to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Boy Scouts of America, the All-American Boys Chorus and EAA Young Eagles.
Mr. Smith was given his first flying lesson at the age of 10 in southwestern Connecticut and started flying on his own at the age of 17. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science and a minor in Business Administration. He built most of his early aviation experience flying over 100 different types of single and multi-engine aircraft around the country. For the past 29 years he has been part of International Jet serving in many different capacities including: Director of Training & Standardization, Director of Safety, 22 years as an FAA Check Airman, Chief Pilot and President. Brian has over 12,000 hours and 22 years of commercial airline experience flying to over 50 countries and making 90+ circles around the globe in various Learjets, Boeing 727, DC-10 and MD-11 aircraft. Brian and his family contribute to many charities including Pilots For Kids, Make-A-Wish Foundation, EAA and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Mr. Milam graduated from San Jose State University in 1973 with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduating from college he went to work for Wells Fargo Bank in San Jose, California. In 1979 Mr. Milam co-founded International Jet where he has served as Company President, CEO and most recently, Chairman. Mr. Milam learned to fly while attending college and is an FAA-rated Commercial Pilot. He owns and flies his own Cessna 182RG and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). He has been a volunteer member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Golf Tournament Advisory Board for the past several years and has also donated to many other charitable organizations including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, American Heart Association, Volunteers of America and the Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Milam served in the California Army National Guard from 1970 – 1976.
Mr. Wilson is a "got here as soon as I could" Coloradan and has been living here for the past 13 years. He and his family are originally from Northern, NH and the coast of Maine. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern Maine with a B.A. in Communication. Bill then joined the ski industry where he was privileged to coordinate several international ski events, charity races and shows while also working alongside marketing and group sales. During this time, he had the honor to ski with some of our country's World War II heroes from the 10th Mountain Division and past Olympic medalists. He also enjoyed spending some of his time working with Mount Washington Valley charities and was on the board of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. Mr. Wilson also worked closely with Make A Wish.
He was lured to our beautiful state by the Egg & I Restaurants where he had worked for the past 13 years starting as a General Manager working his way up to Director of Operations and Franchise Operations. When Bill isn't working, he is outside with his wife and two boys skiing, mountain biking, golfing, hiking, and even tackling a couple of our 14ers. Bill brings years of management experience to our team and will continue our strong commitment to the International Jet experience.
Mr. Anderson being a Colorado native earned his pilot certificate over 35 years ago at the Fort Collins/Loveland Airport and has been actively flying since. With over 6000 hours logged in Learjets alone, he has a depth of high performance turbine experience. He is currently a Learjet FAA authorized Check Airman and facilitates most of the operational compliance issues with the FAA and other regulatory agencies for International Jet Aviation. Other current and former pursuits and interests include Sertoma, professional photography, home construction foreman, cabinetmaker, Civil Air Patrol (recognized as senior member of the year Nebraska Wing 1986), and general tinkerer.
Mr. John Ceimet has worked in aviation for 7 years as a Line Technician. John currently manages the facilities and oversees all hangar and ramp operations for International Jet. He graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Aviation Technology and a Minor in Speech Communications. John is working on his commercial pilot certificate and one day he hopes to fly corporate jets. John is a Colorado native and he enjoys skiing, snow boarding, flying leisurely and restoring classic cars.
Mr. Champney was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. His father was a Cessna dealer and distributor for West Texas and Southern New Mexico and he became immersed in aviation at a very early age. He soloed on his sixteenth birthday in a twin-engine Cessna 320 on a flight from Wichita, KS to El Paso. Over time, he worked in every facet of the aviation business from maintenance to flight instruction and charter. Mr. Champney graduated, with honors, from the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Accounting. Upon graduating from college he was employed by Farah Manufacturing Company as a corporate jet pilot and engineer. Mr. Champney joined International Jet in 2001 as Lead Air Medical Captain and was Assistant Chief Pilot prior to becoming Chief Pilot. Mr. Champney holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, Flight and Ground Instructor certificates, and is also glider rated having logged a total of 7,500 hours. He has served as an Aviation Explorer Post Advisor with the Boy Scouts of America, is a guest lecturer at Metropolitan State College, and was a very active referee and Co-Chairman of the State Referee Committee for the Colorado State Youth Soccer Association for many years. He is married with three grown daughters and eight grandchildren.
C. Keith Haines is our current Chief Pilot. He has been in aviation for over 40 years with over 17,000 of flying time, nearly all in multi-engine jet aircraft. He is a 1977 graduate of the US Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Chemistry. He had a career in the USAF flying several versions of the B-707. He received a M.S. in Aeronautical Science while in the Air Force from Embry-Riddle . He then did a career with United Parcel Service flying the B-747 and MD-11 aircraft. The vast majority of his flying has been international and now enjoys staying a little closer to home. He is actively volunteers in his local community with different activities and also with the USAF Academy in different programs for the cadets and with the Academy’s aero club introducing young people to flying. He thoroughly enjoys the Colorado outdoors with hiking, fishing, biking and skiing.
Matt grew up around airplanes as the son of an airline pilot in St. Louis, Missouri. He soloed at the age of seventeen and has extensive experience as a Flight Instructor. Prior to International Jet, he worked in Bakersfield, CA training pilots for All Nippon Airways. Matt has an Airline Transport Certificate and a gold seal Flight Instructor certificate. He graduated with honors from Metropolitan State College in Denver with a B.S. Degree in Aviation Technology and a minor in Mathematics.
Since joining International Jet in 2011, Matt has held various positions including Assistant Chief Pilot for Medical Operations, Learjet Captain and Instructor Pilot. When he's not working, Matt enjoys woodworking as well as hiking and fishing in the Colorado outdoors.
Mr. Adam Sherak’s aviation career started right after high school, joining the U.S. Navy assigned to flight deck V-1 Division onboard the Nimitz class supercarrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson, responsible for the security and movement of aircraft on the flight deck. During this time he served in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Post military, Adam joined and graduated from Westwood College of Aviation Technology before beginning his career with International Jet where he advanced quickly to the position of Lead Mechanic and ultimately the Maintenance Manager/Chief Inspector. Adam has over a decade of aviation experience servicing various aircraft including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault, Cessna and other jet/turboprop products. When he's not maintaining aircraft, he enjoys spending outdoor time with his daughter and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer such as hunting, camping and fishing .
Mr. Strangfeld has been involved in aviation all of his life. His career started as an aircraft mechanic achieving A & P, IA, and FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative ratings. While working as a mechanic he completed his pilot rating up to an ATP with type ratings in jet aircraft. He has held positions as Chief Pilot for international corporations and personally bought and sold aircraft all over the world, including a trip to Russia during the end of the cold war to purchase a dozen military fighters. Mr. Strangfeld is a 4th generation Colorado native who attended Metropolitan State Colleges' Aviation Management program and enjoys all outdoor activities and volunteering at youth ski resort events.
Steve grew up in rural Ohio but after graduating from Hesston College he moved overseas to work in humanitarian aviation. He lived and worked in central Africa and Afghanistan for 6 years while holding a variety of positions including, Safety Officer, Director of Operations, and Training Captain. He's been in Colorado for 5 years and lives in Littleton with his wife and 2 children. When he's not flying Steve enjoys spending time with his family in the mountains and amateur photography.
Christy Edwards grew up in the Midwest and attended the University of Illinois in Chicago where she earned her B.A. in Communications. She traveled the country after graduation, eventually settling in Denver to continue her career in senior management with Southern Deli Holdings. Christy is excited to transition into the world of aviation and has enjoyed the associated fast pace and new challenges. In her leisure time Christy relaxes with her husband and one year old daughter in addition to hiking, painting, coffee, and cooking.
Galiya joins the international Jet team as an M.S. graduate of The National Aviation Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan, where upon graduation she traveled to British Columbia and obtained her restricted radio operator license. After returning to Baku, where she was raised, she continued her role as a Flight Follower for a multi-national helicopter company serving one of the world’s largest oil and natural gas companies. With a heavy but fulfilled heart, she departed the world of helicopters and oil as a Health & Safety Executive to write her next chapter in Germany with her new husband. Becoming proficient in German and developing an appreciation for European travel, Galiya accepted her next challenge in relocating to the US in 2011. When not serving her clients of International Jet, Galiya enjoys spending time with her 16 month old daughter, reading, and cooking with friends and family.
Originally from Seattle, Brandon's passion for aviation began at an early age during the time his father worked at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Ever since, his passion has only grown with more intensity.
Brandon’s turn in the aviation world began with The Allen Groupe, cleaning a variety of aircraft all over the state of Colorado. In doing so, the opportunity arose to work in Line Operations at a local FBO. Brandon changed gears and spent 4 years in the automotive industry, working with a BMW dealership managing their call center and then as a Service Advisor with an Infiniti dealership.
Moving on from Infiniti, Brandon found the opportunity with International Jet as an overnight Flight Coordinator, before transitioning to an in-office daytime Coordinator. Outside of work, Brandon enjoys most of his time with his wife and 7 year old exploring the outdoors, and taking in as much baseball during the year as possible!
Originally from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Hadley has grown up with a love of all things aviation. She comes from experience in management, customer service and is a board member on her family foundation that allows her to work with many non-profits across the globe. Growing up with a dad, uncle and grandpa as naval aviators, she felt it was only natural for her to step into the business. Her fondest memories are from her time spent on Air Force 2, helping her dad by entertaining VP Cheney’s dogs before they were loaded onto the plane. Hadley enjoys spending her free time skiing, playing tennis, and golfing. She volunteers with Special Olympics every chance that she gets and looks forward to learning all about the private charter industry.
As Director of Customer Relations, Lisa provides concierge-level service to meet our client’s needs and discerning tastes to ensure their flights are as smooth as possible. Lisa's client experience ranges from high-profile celebrities to Board of Directors and C-Level managers. International Jet clients know they can count on Lisa to deliver a first class experience whether it’s in regards to a specially arranged charter or the uniquely designed hospital outreach program.
Lisa also brings a lot of new and innovative marketing solutions to International Jet to assist in enhancing our image within the industry. Lisa handles all marketing and website development as well as our customized Broker Appreciation Program.
Adam Brown is a Colorado native and as Director of Business Development at International Jet, Adam enjoys working in the community in which he was raised. He graduated with a degree in Aviation Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver where he learned about the vast and ever changing world of aviation. After attaining his degree, Adam was hired on as a Sales and Customer Service Representative for Signature Flight Support. Through his work at a Fixed Base Operator Adam provided services to Pilots, Aircraft Owners, Celebrities and Airport Operations. He is a professional sales and marketing consultant with a strong foundation of Aviation Management. Adam loves aviation and has a passion for Private Jet Charter.
Angela Murray is our Charter Sales Representative at International Jet. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a Degree in Hospitality and Tourism and a Minor in Marketing. She worked at the Bachelor Gulch Club in Beaver Creek Resort for many years acquiring a strong background in both Hospitality and Membership Services. She also worked for the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in the membership realm helping new businesses off their feet and engaged in the local community. Angela grew up in and around the airline industry and has always been fascinated with aviation business and travel.
As the Director of Human Resources, June brings over 20 years of diverse human resources and operations management experience that spans small to large established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, performance management, employee relations, recruiting, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, training and development, payroll and benefits administration. She is also an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
June is very passionate about her local community. She is a board member for her neighborhood HOA, volunteers for a local non-profit soccer organization, and is a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society.
Colleen Means brings over 15 years of accounting experience to International Jet from a wide variety of corporations. The financial knowledge she has accrued with various billing software systems, tax procedures, payroll transactions and other accounting functions, puts her in a perfect position to lead our accounting department.
Proud to call herself a Colorado native, Colleen is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying hiking, back packing, bicycling, and fly fishing. She shares these activities with her grown son and daughter and their families.
Originally from Serbia, Jovana came to Colorado when she was 6 and has lived here since. She got her B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado at Denver. New to the aviation world, Jovana is excited to be a part of International Jet, and is looking forward to learning a lot more about the industry.
Heike Schaeffer is the assistant controller and started to work at International Jet Aviation in January of 2000.
She was born and raised in Germany and graduated with German degree in Banking and Finance.
During her free time, she enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors, going on nature walks with her dog and entertaining family and friends.