Board of Directors
President & Chairman
Jeff is a highly experienced aviation and telecommunications professional having spent more than 30 years of his career working in engineering and management positions for leading telecommunications and aviation companies. He started flying in 1985 and has logged over 1,500 hours in over 25 different aircraft types, including warbirds, since receiving his pilot’s license in 1986. Of all of the aircraft flown Jeff admits that the most exciting and memorable flight time was in the P51-D Mustang, a World War II fighter aircraft. “It was the best stick time I’ve ever had, one of the most memorable flight experiences of my life!”
Jeff is the President of the GFR Group, a professional telecommunications design and services firm. He also serves as President and Chairman of the BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support STEM education programs and to preserve historic aircraft and aviation history. A published author having written numerous articles and white papers for the telecommunications and aviation industries, Jeff has also been the subject of recent radio, television, and newspaper interviews regarding his activities with the BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation and the Warplanes to Siberia project and documentary film
Jeff’s vision for BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation is “To leave a legacy of inspiration – to positively motivate and encourage our children and future generations to dream, strive for excellence and to reach for the stars. We want to show kids that if they believe in themselves they can do anything they put their minds to through hard work and perseverance. We want to set new standards in teaching and motivating young people to become the best, inspiring them in the same way the Apollo space program and many others in my life have inspired me.”
Co-founder & Director
Craig has more than 25 years’ experience as a professional writer; he is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), holds a BA in English with Writing Concentration from Western Washington University and has worked in a wide-range of engineering environments including aerospace, telecommunications, and renewable energy. He is currently Manager of Business Development Services and photographer for CH2M HILL’s Energy and Chemicals division in Bellingham, WA.
Craig is actively involved in education and regularly visits schools to promote careers in engineering. He holds teaching credentials for adult education and community college, and serves numerous school boards with a focus on STEM education.
In addition to an extensive media background, Craig is a published author. His most recent work is an article in Sibirica, Warplanes to Siberia: Flying Alaska-Siberia Airway. He also co-authored an article with Jeff Geer, Coming Home – The 45th Mission which is an account of World War II veteran Joe Moser’s return to flight in the P-38 Lightning at Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, CA which appeared in the January 2011 edition of Warbird Digest Magazine.
Matt is the CVP of Minecraft at Microsoft Game Studios in Redmond, WA. Prior to joining Microsoft, he spent close to 20 years at Midway Games in Chicago, where he started out working on hardware, software and game design for arcade pinball and video games. He went on to manage video game production in six studios worldwide and became CEO of Midway in 2008. Matt has degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering and a Master of Fine Arts in theatre with a minor in music composition, all from Purdue University.
Director – Board Secretary
Cheryl is the founder, owner, and operator of Taylor’s Technical Triage Inc. (T3sos) since 1993. She has over 35 years of experience performing technical triage and providing specialized support in technical communication and desktop publishing for Boeing, Schneider Electric, OutBack Power Technologies, and Tesoro Refining and Marketing. Ms. Taylor has extensive experience in project management, systems analysis, process analysis, and technical illustration/documentation with an emphasis on aviation, renewable energy, and petroleum refining. Cheryl has been a member of the Society of Technical Communication (STC) since 2005 and has won two Excellence Awards and five Merit Awards for outstanding technical documentation. She earned full certification as a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) in March 2012. Cheryl is also a shy musician with one published song and is working on her own music CD.