Staff and Volunteers
Director of Development
With a background in aviation and nonprofit marketing, Carley is dedicated to providing enriching flight experiences for both Pilot Mentors and Students. As a student pilot herself, she understands the importance of introducing aviation and STEM career pathways to young people. Carley is Board Member of Air Care Alliance, Aviation Community Foundation, and Winchester Regional Airport Authority. You can find her flying her 1963 C172 at her home airport KOKV in Winchester, VA.
Director of Flight Operations
Austin Campbell is a native Texan, born and raised in the Dallas area. After graduating from North Mesquite High School, Austin enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard where he excelled as an enlisted Petty Officer while also earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Loyola University New Orleans. After graduating from Officer Candidate School and receiving his commission, Austin went on to serve in high demanding operational and intelligence assignments. These experiences fueled his passion and inspired him to continue to serve his community as a mentor and advocate in his post-military career. Austin’s passion coupled with a continued desire to help and serve people compliments the mission of STEM Flights.
Director of Education
Maria has been a dedicated educator for the last 14 years and has taught in a variety of settings, educating students in the US as well as internationally. She has a passion for helping students see their full potential by encouraging them to explore something new and believes that learning expands beyond the walls of a classroom; the world of STEM and aviation is the perfect place for students to witness that alongside STEM Flights! After earning her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado, Maria worked in leadership roles that provided mentoring and guidance to students and educators. Serving as the Director of Education for STEM Flights bridges her joy for education and the areas of STEM by working alongside students to help them access experiences that can empower them for their future.
Flight Safety Director/Pilot Mentor
Mike's passion is to introduce aviation careers to students. Driven to develop confidence in kids through study and flying while making safety the number one priority. Mike feels that through aviation, students are empowered to do anything they dream in life. He was the first ever STEM Flights Pilot Mentor and flies more missions per year than any volunteer in our history. Mike is currently a Captain at United Airlines with over 25 years flying as a commercial pilot. His ratings include CFI, CFII, MEI. When he's not flying, you can find Mike with his family or playing tennis (he is a USPTA/USPTR Certified Tennis Professional).