President – CEO
Bruce has founded 3 successful businesses. He is an instrument rated pilot and has been flying for over 35 years. As President and CEO of Seacoast Helicopters, Bruce will guide the day-to-day operations, provide the strategic vision and provide the leadership to help the company grow and expand capabilities.
VP Marketing & Strategy
Karen has been a leader in marketing and strategic development for over 30 years. As Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Karen will implement the tools and methods to enable Seacoast Helicopters to grow and become a leader in Pease International Airport aviation operations. Karen’s vision of the future state and ability to bridge between the present state and the future state will provide the modest but consistent growth that ensures success.
Matt manages the day to day operations and additionally functions as the 133 Chief Pilot. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) – Helicopter as well as Flight Instructor ratings for helicopter. He is also a graduate of the US Army Instructor Pilot Course, Instrument Examiner Course, and High Altitude Mountain Qualification Course. Matt’s focus is ensuring that safety is always at the forefront and strict standards are adhered to in all of our operations. He thoroughly enjoys sharing his passion for flying with everyone.
Julie was born and raised in New England. She came to us as a student working on her private pilot’s license. Now years later, she is an FAA Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII), Tour Pilot, and 135 Air Taxi pilot. Her dedication to flying and her safety conscious attitude have ensured her success. Her enthusiasm for flying is evident in her eagerness to pass on her training and education to future pilots. She is very knowledgeable about flying and the local area, and is a blast to fly with.
Eli spent four years in the Air Force as an avionics technician on the AC-130 gunship, during which time he deployed twice to Afghanistan, which is where his passion for helicopters started to take root. After the Air Force, he moved directly to Oregon to begin his career as a helicopter pilot. Born and raised in Vermont, Eli is extremely excited to be back and flying in the beautiful Northeast as well as taking advantage of all the good snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking this area has to offer. Eli is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Tour Pilot, 135 Air Taxi Pilot, and a committed aviator.
Aaron moved to the Seacoast, along with his wife and son, from Oregon. While living in the Pacific North West attending college, Aaron realized that he had a passion for aviation and he wanted to make it his career. He later realized his dream, graduating with an AAS in aviation and CFII (Certified Flight Instrument Instructor). Although it was a long move, Aaron feels right at home enjoying the beautiful flying and mountain bike riding that New England has to offer. He is currently employed as a flight instructor and tour pilot. He is extremely knowledgeable and proficient, and a valued member of the team.
Keith is an FAA Certified Instrument Instructor (CFII). Keith is from the seacoast area and came to Seacoast Helicopters as a private student. He then enrolled in the Aviation Technology Program at Great Bay Community College. He loves sharing the excitement of aviation with his students, as well as potential students through the Dream Flight ™ Program offered by Seacoast Helicopters. Keith is patient and thorough with his students and enjoys watching them become better pilots. Keith spends his down time hiking and camping with his dog Dexter in the beautiful New England wilderness.
Kate’s first job out of college was as an engineer designing cockpits at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Connecticut. After raising three daughters and working other jobs from safety engineering to clerical work, she decided to circle back to her beginnings and become a helicopter pilot. Kate trained in our flight school and is now an FAA Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII). A 28-year resident of the seacoast, Kate’s goal is to make flight training a positive and safe experience for her students, as well as to showcase our beautiful seacoast area.
John has been flying for over 35 years in helicopters and both single and multi-engine fixed wing aircraft. He has served in roles such as charter pilot, instructor pilot and Flight Operations Manager. John presently heads up Seacoast Helicopters’ fixed-wing instruction program, providing primary, advanced and instrument training in our Cessna airplanes. John’s students enjoy his calm and professional demeanor, his ability to connect with students of all ages and ability levels, his dependability and his availability every day of the week.