Board of Trustees

Kandi Spangler
Chairman

Kandi is the Sales Director for JetAVIVA. An industry veteran with over 20 years of aviation experience, Ms. Spangler began flying in 1993 and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1999. Her career includes both operational and sales roles for companies like NetJets, The Air Group and Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI), and Jet Brokers. In addition to aircraft sales, Ms. Spangler is a freelance writer and has written for reputable industry trade publications such as Professional Pilot magazine, DOM magazine, World Aircraft Sales, and CFI Mentor magazine. Having lived in various locations in the U.S. throughout her career, she has been previously involved in promoting business aviation through organizations like the Midwest Schedulers & Dispatchers Group, the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA).


Chris Swathwood
Vice Chairman

Chris grew up in Colorado and graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a degree in aviation technology. During college he served as Vice President of Alpha Eta Rho, a professional aviation fraternity, where he worked on furthering the cause of aviation. Chris has held a number of positions within the aviation industry from aviation tech support with Jeppesen, to sales with Aircell, and new and used aircraft sales with Quest Aircraft Company and Jet Advisors. Chris has been an active volunteer with CABA since 2011, helping to plan and execute events.


Brian Byers
Treasurer

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Amber Channel
Secretary

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Chris Leach
Immediate Past Chairman

Chris is an aviation attorney at Carriere & Little, LLP. With over a decade of experience, Chris represents a wide range of businesses in the aviation industry. Chris’ experience ranges from aircraft acquisition and ownership structure, to aviation-related litigation and serving as outside general counsel to a number of businesses in the aviation industry. A commercial pilot with flight experience ranging from business aircraft to competition aerobatics, Chris guides clients through complex issues and provides creative and thoughtful counsel. Chris was instrumental in establishing the CABA Foundation and serves on its Board.


Mike Straka
Past Chairman

Mike has always had a passion for aircraft and aviation, photographing many air shows in his hometown of Reading, PA, and numerous other locations. Mike graduated from Penn State and then earned his PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. After some years as a research biochemist, Mike went into website consulting and photography. In 2005 Mike finally decided to follow his dream and became a Private Pilot. Since then he has earned the Advanced Ground Instructor and Instrument Ground Instructor certificates, and currently teaches crosswind landing technique in the Redbird Xwind simulator with Crosswind Concepts at Centennial Airport. Mike has been on the CABA board since January 2012 and continues to serve as Communications Manager. 


Tiffany Hiler, MBA 

Board Member

Tiffany has been a part of CABA for nearly seven years.  She started with the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport meetings in 2009, the became a Board of Trustee in 2012.  Tiffany was appointed to CABA's Executive Director in 2014.  Recently, Tiffany stepped to down from the Executive Director role to be a part of the CABA board and to pursue her career in Business Aviation. Tiffany has over 17 years of experience working in the general aviation industry beginning as a Customer Service Representative for Signature DEN for over three years. After Signature, she went on to work for Stevens Aviation at BJC for over nine years. Tiffany holds an MBA from University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Tiffany currently works as a contractor in the business aviation industry.


Kenn Kline
Board Member

Kenn hails from an aviation family, and has been involved with aviation for over thirty-four years. He is a founding member of Black Canyon Jet Center, the Montrose, Colorado FBO, where he currently manages customer service and aviation services operations. Kenn is also a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, where he specialized in a diverse set of assignments, including tactical air control, aerospace defense, and special operations. He also served as a command staff advisor. Apart from aviation, he entered private business in 1997 as a partner with StrateGen, Inc., a business transformation consulting company in Alaska.


Scott Dulaney
Board Member

Scott served in the US Navy as a Submarine Radioman aboard the USS New York City. He then was an owner and Project Manager at JLM Products & Design in Larkspur, where he was a Certified Welding Inspector and program manager overseeing the welding and production of various stainless steel alloy components in support of national defense nuclear weapons programs. Currently he is Director of Business Development at Mayo Aviation, where he is an enthusiastic sales professional specializing in aircraft management, charter aircraft sales, and resolution of complex aircraft transportation and ownership investment problems. Scott's many relationships within the aviation community enable him to be very valuable on the Membership Committee.


Alexandra Guras
Board Member

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