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Team TAT

Paul Roderick - Director of Operations
Since 1996
  • If Denali National Park was a 3D chess game, Paul would be the Bobby Fischer of the Park.  He always knows where it's good to land, where all the climbers are and at what point they are in their climb.
  • Began flying when he was twelve and started with Talkeetna Air Taxi in 1992 before he took over in 1996.
  •  Paul loves to be outside, preferably skiing or climbing with his family.

 

Richard Olmstead - Chief Pilot
Since 2000

  • Richard has been flying Denali National Park since 1993.
  • When Richard talks, everyone listens...he leads the company in smilin'!
  • Stoicism and knowledge exude from Richard.

Annie Duquette- Office Manager
Since 1999

  • Annie began her career in Talkeetna working for all the Air Taxi's as the "Base Camp Manager", living on the glacier for 2 1/2 months per year and was featured on many television programs, magazines & newspapers.
  • After 10 years as Base Camp Manager, she decided to move to "Office manager" for Talkeetna Air Taxi. 
  • Annie ensures that Customer Service is never compromised.
Mary Vukson - Assistant Manager

>Since 1999
Since 2005
  • You can usually find her womanning the aircraft radio or scheduling your next flight with ease.
  • Mary enjoys gardening, and sharing her giant vegetables in the summer. 
Yvonne Brunsting - Accounting
Since 1997
  • Yvonne is our Wonder Woman who saves the day twice a month writing our paychecks.
  • She has lived in Talkeetna since 1997 which has helped to inspire her creative artwork you may see in the Downtown Gallery.
  • She is the oil that keep Talkeetna Air Taxi running smoothly.

 

Todd Condon - Director of Maintainance
Since 2007

  • Todd is a family man (five kids!) and knows all about responsibility and caring for people & planes.
  • Has 15 years experience as Director of Maintenance
  • Todd is one of the best bakers in town!  Mmmm, cheesecake!
Will Boardman - Pilot
Since 2006

  • Flying Denali National Park since 2004
  • He often goes off gallivanting in the far stretches of the mountain ranges of Alaska to ski, climb and you can catch him paragliding too.... If you're real fast.
  • Will has become our R 44 expert finding new places for new adventures.
Jonathan Kincaid- Pilot

Since 2004
  • The Kincaid Kid returns...back by popular demand.
  • Jonathan took a hiatus from TAT to fly the West coast of Alaska based out of Kotzebue.
  • He is part of the pacer crew that spends his days off gallivanting in the mountains and exploring Alaska by air.

Doug Geeting- Pilot

Since 2013

  • Doug is no stranger to the Alaska Range, flying in Talkeetna since the early 80s while owning his own business, Doug Geeting Aviation.
  • When he is not behind the yoke you might be able to find him playing music around town.
Trent Griffin-Pilot

Since 2013
  • Trent was born in Australia, grew up in Talkeetna.
  • He has been flying in the Alaska Range on the North side based out of Denali Park, but has returned to fly out of Talkeetna to be closer to home.  

Alex Land- Pilot

Since 2013


  • Alex learned to fly at an early age and began his training in aerobatics.  
  • Getting another style of flying under his belt, Alex came up to Alaska from Georgia to master the art of ski-planes.

Vikki Wiewel- Director of Marketing

Since 2008

  • Vikki hung up her khaki pants and came to join team TAT, she is the "Om Central" at the office - the calm before the storm.
  • She'll give you motherly advice you'll like.
  • Spends time in Maine, Colorado and Alaska, and she is quite the ski bunny.
Havilah Corriera- Reservations

Since 2003

  •  Havilah is a Talkeetna local and a seasoned veteran at TAT.
  • After traveling stretches of the world we are happy she has returned to the team.
Jen Hunt Latham - Climbing Coordinator



Since 2009
    • Jen is our resident WFR who is the first on site whenever a papercut attacks.
    • She has spent multiple years in Yosemite instructing First Responder courses.
    • Jen is quite the outdoors woman and recently moved to Alaska with her own Ranger.
    • Watch out when she is behind the wheel on the Four Wheeler, she is all business.


Paris White - Reservations


Since 2006
  • Paris grew up in Talkeetna and has spent the previous year teaching English in China.
  • She will be leading the TAT seminar on Mandarin and grammar.
Randi Gryting - Downtown Art Gallery Manager


Since 2006
  • Randi has worked a season in Antarctica.
  • She is an avid skier and loves the Alaskan winters and outdoors.
  • She loves discovering new artists and fresh talent in Alaska.

Danial Doty - Maintenanace



Since 2003
  • Flew into Talkeetna in 2001 and so began her love for Denali National Park, skiing, climbing and adventuring. 
  • The former Chief of Maintenance for TAT became the Chief Pilot to get more sky time, and is now trained in the R-44 helicopter.
  • When she's not flying for TAT, you'll see her elbow-deep in her current RV-4 plane building project, prepping for a ski trip in a remote location, or flying pieces up to complete her ridge-top resort.
  • If Danial Can't do it, it probably can't be done!


Chris Campbell - Maintenance

Since 2010

  • A former Maine resident, Chris joined us in the hangar to provide some TLC to our fleet.
  • Chris has spent over 20 years in Kodiak before coming to Talkeetna.
Aaron Rohan - Maintenance

Since 2009
  • This Wisconsinite came to Talkeetna with his lovely family a couple years ago.
  • He's a great addition to the Maintenance Department.
  • A man of few words, because he's busy making sure your aircraft bolts are tight.
Dennis Hospodar - Ramper Extrodinaire

Since 2011
  • This PA native is always around to lend a hand getting climbers organized and shuttling them where they need to be.
  • Enjoying living in Alaska and the pure beauty of nature, Dennis has been tethered to Talkeetna enjoying the quaint small town.

Tom Suprenaut - Ramper Extrodinaire

Since 2011
    • Tom came to Alaska from Minnesota so you can bet he is no stranger to the cold and snow.
    • After a career in the corporate lifestyle, Tom hung up his suit and tie for a job outdoors. 
    • He is always on the ball helping pilots and climbers get to where they need to go.
Beaver - The Hangar Cat

Since 2006

  • Beaver can be found catting around TAT, either mousing or lounging in the sun soaking up the rays. 
  • Watch out when he is in stalking mode - Seriously.

Ted Gannon and Fred Beckey - Karma Control

Is Time Real?

  • Ted spends the off-season in Nepal and Seattle
  • If you need counseling re:  climbing or women, see Ted or Fred.
  • Ted "the Head" Gannon is the man behind the whole climbing operation situating tents and tarps over the vast TAT campus.
  • Though Fred Beckey does not work for us, he is usually here every year scouting for new ascents and new names for his little black book and chasing the women of TAT.
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