Board of Directors

Rick Yeates
I'm a retired Navy and airline pilot who was an instructor and check pilot for both. After retirement I went back to school and graduated from Western Seminary.
Shannon Esson
I grew up as an MK (missionary kid) of parents who served with Mission Aviation Fellowship. I'm a retired airlines pilot and currently serve as a check-airman with Cival Air Patrol.
Greg Hawes
Chief Financial Officer
Greg is a life long Washington resident. Married 32 year to Gale with 2 grown children. Has worked 27 years with Horizon Airlines and is currently a Captain and Check Airman. "I have a passion to teach and share my experience with those called by God to serve in Mission Aviation."
Steve Henderson
Director of Operations
Steve was blessed by God to be raised in a Christian home where missionaries were always welcome to stay when passing through Price Utah. He's been married to Sherri for 31 years and they have 6 grown children and 8 grandchildren. He loves to instruct prospective pilots. He has a great desire to help those called by God to serve as missionary pilots, and attain their calling of helping take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Stephen Huggins
Board Member
Steve grew up as an missionary kid of parents who worked with the American Indians which is where his interest in missions developed and continues. He is a CFI/AGI and is actively involved in flight instructing with a specialty in tailwheel and backcountry flight operations. He has been married for 33 years to Terri and has two daughters, both married, with his oldest daughter also in full-time missions work. Steve maintains a full-time practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Gresham, OR. “It is my desire to support and facilitate the development of new missionary pilots and mechanics to further the sharing of Gospel that the whole world may hear of Jesus Christ.”