Past Board Members

Tim Rosenhan: <tim@innovakayak.com>

I graduated from Mount Vernon HS and went on to Dartmouth College where I received a degree in Engineering Sciences. I entering the Marines after graduation and flew A4 Skyhawks. After my tour I worked restoring 18th Century houses in Connecticut, then went back to school, getting a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon. I moved back to Washington State and worked in architecture and planning firms. I missed aviation, so I worked for three years as the Airport Manager at Skagit Regional Airport in the early ’80’s, and then joined the engineering and planning firm Reid Middleton, becoming the Director of the Aviation Division. I now run a small outdoor products company importing and selling high-end inflatable kayaks.

John Hubner

Julie Hubner

John Garrett: <jgarrett@fidalgo.net>

I was born and raised in Seattle. I graduated from Central Washington State University and joined the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife as a Biologist/Land Manager. My father (Jack Garrett) served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. My nephew (James Francis) is a C-130 Special Ops pilot for the U.S. Air Force. I ‘ve always been interested in aviation, and passed my private pilot’s “check ride” on May 27, 2010. I’m currently flying a well-restored 1946 Aeronca Champ, loving ‘stick, rudder, tandem, and tailwheel ‘ flying. My most exciting flying experience: Flying with Clint Churchill on Oahu in an Extra 300L, doing his entire show routine and loving every second of it!! Then flying the basic Maneuvers myself! Wahoo!

Kendall Gentry: <kendall@landedgentry.com>

I moved to Skagit County with my new bride Nancy, in May 1971 right out of college. In 1976 I got involved in the Real Estate business and in November 1979 Nancy and I opened Landed Gentry Realty. Over the years the company gravitated into land development and home building. In 1993, I fulfilled a life long dream of getting my pilots license and shortly thereafter purchased a Cessna 172. Currently, I fly a 1980 A36TC Beechcraft Bonanza.

David Mischke: <davidmischke@frontier.com>

I graduated from Auburn University in 1966 with a degree in Aero Engineering. I married my college sweetheart, Kathy, and moved to Seattle to work for Boeing. That lasted until the SST program was cancelled. I learned to fly and obtained my Private license in 1972. I got my real estate license and made that my vocation. Kathy and I moved to our home in Sedro Woolley in 1999. We joined EAA Chapter 818 and bought an Avid Flyer. Since then I have built and flown 2 BD-5s. I currently have and fly a Cessna 172.

Chip LaPlante: <kidkomet@comcast.net>

I soloed in April of 1973. I started flying professionally in December 1978, and have been a current CFI ever since. I enjoy instructing. Last August I broke the 20,000 hour mark. I still can’t believe it. And most of that was in general aviation aircraft. I am currently flying for Corporate Air Center based here at Skagit. Also I have served as President of the North Sound Chapter of the Washington Pilots Association for four terms, Vice president for two terms and Newsletter Editor for two years. I also enjoy flying without an aircraft i.e. as a skydiver.