Executive Director

Tiffany Hiler, MBA 

Appointed as Executive Director in January 2015, Tiffany is a Colorado native. She currently lives in Thornton and has a love for aviation and her three dogs. Tiffany has over 15 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. Recently, Tiffany and her husband Harold have opened their own business called Affordable Detailing Services, LLC, which specializes in general aviation aircraft and hangar detailing services. Tiffany holds an MBA from University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Tiffany currently works as a contractor in the general aviation and the oil and gas industries. She has volunteered for CABA for nearly four years.


Board of Trustees

Chris Leach
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.


Kandi Spangler
Vice Chairman

Kandi is an aircraft broker for JetBrokers, Inc. 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). 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).


Mike Straka, PhD
Past Chairman and Board Member

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 left the academic world and jumped full-time 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 Instrument Ground Instructor certificate and continues progress toward the CFI. Mike has been active with CABA since January 2011 and is Chair of the Marketing Communications Committee. He helps manage the website, writes the monthly newsletter, and has worked on many event planning committees. Mike is also President of the Colorado General Aviation Alliance, an umbrella group of Colorado aviation non-profits acting as public advocates for business and general aviation.


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.


Chris Swathwood
Board Member

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.


Malachi O'Neill
Board Member

Malachi’s initial aviation experience came as a hang gliding pilot and instructor near the dunes at Kitty Hawk. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation technology from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a minor in meteorology. Malachi has been with Mountain Aviation for six years, currently as Marketing & Business Development Manager and has previously worked for Jeppesen. Malachi is a certified flight instructor (CFI), aircraft dispatcher, and multi-engine and instrument-rated commercial pilot. Malachi has been an active member of the Colorado aviation community and with CABA, where he currently is Co-Chair of the Marketing Communications Committee.


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.


Ty Little
Board Member

Ty is an aviation business attorney and is a partner in the law firm of Carriere and Little, LLP. Aviation is a passion for Ty. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license and has logged over 4000 hours of flight time in the international system. He is rated in the Beech 1900, Boeing C-17A, Lockheed C-130H, and Airbus A320. His experience includes serving as an officer and evaluator pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1995 – 2005 and as a First Officer for Frontier Airlines from 2007 – 2010. Ty is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) where he logged 300+ hours of combat flight time. Ty recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Wyoming Air National Guard. He lives in Arvada, Colorado with his wife Melissa and two sons, Theodore and Elliott.


Sara Platt Moser
Board Member

Sara is co-owner of Moser Aviation, LLC, an on demand private aviation charter company, which she and her husband Marty began in 2008. As a small business owner, Sara has a wide variety of responsibilities at Moser including human resources, business development as well as running its community and government outreach programs. She graduated from Concordia College, MN in 1994 with BA’s in Political Science and Organizational Communications and earned her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Denver in 2012. Sara is a Commander in the Coast Guard Reserves and currently serves at US NORTHERN COMMAND in Colorado Springs, CO. She also spent over eight years on active duty in the Coast Guard, which included assignments to the US Coast Guard Cutter RELIANCE, Assistant Operations Officer at Coast Guard Group St. Petersburg, FL and in Washington, DC as a military liaison to the US House of Representatives. She has also served as a Legislative Aid to two members of the Colorado State Legislature. She lives in Castle Rock, CO with her husband Marty and their three children, Anna, Jimmy and Genevieve.


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