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.
  • He 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 Olmsted

Chief Pilot - Since 2000

  • Richard has been flying Denali National Park since 1993.
  • When Richard talks, everyone listens...and 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 Taxis as the "Base Camp Manager", living on the glacier for 2 ½ months per year. 
  • After 10 years as Base Camp Manager, she decided to move to "Office manager" for Talkeetna Air Taxi, where she ensures that Customer Service is never compromised. Annie has experienced many different facets of life, working as a dental hygienist, lead flight attendant, EMT, bass player in a band and in Antarctica before coming to Alaska. 

Will Boardman

TAT 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 and climb. You can catch him paragliding too.... If you're real fast.
  • Will has become our R 44 Helicopter expert finding new places for new adventures.

Jonathan Kincaid

TAT 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.

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.

Dave Wiewel

TAT Pilot - Since 2014

  • Dave has been flying for 52 years, receiving his pilot's license when he was 16 years old.
  • He spends his winters in Colorado where he enjoys skiing. Another top hobby of his is gardening. Dave is our resident weather expert! 

Clay Dillard

TAT Pilot - Since 2015

  • Before joining the TAT Team, Clay spent a year and a half in Africa flying and working with Doctors without Borders.
  • He converted a Dodge Sprinter into a home for three years here in Alaska before building a house. 
  • Originally from South Carolina, Clay came to Alaska nine years ago and has enjoyed exploring the outdoors from the air and on the ground since!

Kris Peterson

TAT Pilot - Since 2015

  • Kris joins us from Kodiak Island, where he flew from 2008-2015 and returns in the winters. 
  • He was brought to our neck of the woods by his interest in fly-fishing, back-country skiing and, of course, aviation. He is a third generation pilot after his Dad and Grandpa and began flying at 17 years old. Kris also speaks German! 
  • Kris is a "Hanger Ping-Pong" enthusiast on rainy days here at TAT. 

Leighan Falley

TAT Pilot - Since 2015

  • Leighan is an Alaskan local, growing up in Fairbanks.
  • She was locally trained as a pilot right here in Talkeetna and has been flying around the Alaska Range for 14 years!
  • Previously she has worked as a mountaineering guide here in Talkeetna and is one of the few people to make it to the summit of Denali twice within six days. Leighan is also a great artist, her favorite medium is acrylic landscape. 

Andy Young

TAT Pilot - Since 2015

  • Andy operates his own flight seeing business in the Rocky Mountains out of Boulder, Colorado in the winter.
  • Concurrent with his career in flying he spent 20 years working in the Antarctic and 15 years on the Juneau Icefield in support of scientific research.
  • Andy joins the list of TAT staff that have made it to the summit of Denali, climbing it himself in 1993! 

Michael Gold

TAT Pilot - Since 2016

Pilot Michael has always had a passion for music and aviation. He has a bachelors degree in jazz piano and has toured the world with several different bands. Recently, he and TAT ramper Butchy Fuego started a local band called Artificial Horizon. In the winter he flies for an Air Ambulance, providing medical evacuations for small towns.  On his days off you'll find him flying his Cessna 170 around the range.