Kimberly is an international Captain on a Global Express aircraft. She has piloted jet aircraft on six continents and has lived on three. Kimberly was influenced by her experiences living in Nigeria, which laid the foundation for her creating Aviation for Humanity. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation: Flight Operations and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. She enjoys international travel both professionally and personally. She insists on taking her two daughters to the remote regions of the world to instil the same sense of global community that led her to developing the non-profit. Along with her piloting career, she is active in her community as a Board Member for the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association, a member of Women in Aviation, and a donor to educational and refugee relief organizations.
Aaron brings a wealth of aviation experience and a global perspective to his position at Aviation for Humanity. He has twenty years of experience as an airline pilot, aircraft evaluation pilot, aviation safety inspector and is currently serving as Chairman of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standardization Board. Today, Aaron calls Seattle home; but, it was the period of time when he lived in West Africa, North Africa and Southeast Asia where his passion for helping those in need took root. Being an integral part of Aviation for Humanity provides a fantastic platform for him to merry his interests in both aviation and humanitarian efforts. Aaron enjoys traveling, backpacking and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.
Korrine Simon brings over two decades of finance and business experience to her role as Treasurer for Aviation for Humanity. In her role as Controller and Accounting Manager, Korrine has been responsible for the critical accounting functions including account reconciliations, expense budgeting, revenue forecasting, and preparation of financial reports. She is experienced in entity startup processes, and establishing standards for compliance, internal controls and quality assurance. Korrine enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, and recently had a wonderful experience staying inside a medina in Fes, Morocco.
Melanie Burke: Director of Strategic Partnerships
Melanie brings a commitment to creating a global community through collaboration and culturally conscious practices. As the Strategic Advisor for Maasai Association, she developed strategic partnerships in the areas of healthcare and education while respecting the Maasai culture. Melanie views Aviation for Humanity as the perfect avenue to connect global communities with educational supplies and materials – since ‘education has the potential to positively impact every aspect of a person’s life and community.’ Since Melanie have two high schoolers, most of her recent and near future travel plans are visiting - University of…. Although not as exotic as Kenya, Morocco and Spain, she is excited none the less. Maasai Association – Strategic Advisor Program Management certificate program, University of Washington Nonprofit Management certificate program, University of Washington Ph.D. Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois, Chicago B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign