Timothy Lomakin

While many children dream of someday flying an airplane, with the help of his father, Timothy began piloting at the age of eight. His passion for flying continued to grow throughout his childhood as he began to train professionally at Flight Safety International at the age of twelve. Watching his father create a successful air […]

Alissa Lomakin

Alissa Lomakin is the Executive Vice President and is one of the first team members that interact with clients. As the wife of a pilot, it’s easy to see why this business is just as much of a passion project as it is a profession. Alissa has worked in the private aviation sector since 2010. […]

Shiloh Moore

Flight Operations Manager Shiloh Moore has been with Foundation Aviation since 2021. An MBA graduate specializing in management, Shiloh’s day-to-day operations include building relationships with new clients, coordinating pilot schedules, and meeting client needs. Working directly with clients to manage charter operations is Shiloh’s favorite part of her job. She enjoys the challenge of addressing […]

Nigel Patton

For Nigel Patton, aviation is more than just a career—it’s a passion. As Director of Maintenance at Foundation Aviation, he brings with him a degree from Trade College Redstone Aviation School and nearly three decades experience in the aviation industry. Employed by Delta and United Airlines early in his career, he earned his A&P license […]

Ramon Collell

Ramon Collell’s love of flying began when he was 8 years-old, stepping into a Lockheed Constellation on a flight to the United States from his hometown of Havana, Cuba. This early fascination motivated him to earn his private pilot license at age of 16, pursue a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, and earn his license […]

Cole Hambright

Cole Hambright is an aviation enthusiast who has dedicated his life to the world of flight. His journey into aviation began early while watching planes take off and land from the parking lot of the same Fullerton Municipal Airport flight school where he would later obtain his private pilot license at eighteen years old. Cole […]

John Welches

John Welches brings a passion for storytelling and relationship-building to Foundation Aviation, drawing on over a decade of leadership experience at Red Mallard. In his role as chief marketing officer, John shapes the company’s marketing and communication strategies, leveraging a deep understanding of diverse client needs. This expertise is vital to driving growth and enhancing […]

Katie Grasso

Katie Grasso joined Foundation Aviation in January 2024 as Human Resources Generalist. From her background in operations, administration, design thinking facilitation, and human resources, Katie brings a passion for relationship-building, professional and individual growth, and strategic planning for business development and success. Coming from the tech industry, Katie looks for ways for Foundation Aviation to […]

Darin Edgmon

Darin Edgmon has been part of our flight operations team since December 2023. From his education in aviation of unmanned air systems to his years in business management, Darin has a passion for aviation and relationship-building. He earned his private pilot license and developed a love for flying and imagery from the sky. Through these […]

Brian Rogers

Brian loved aviation growing up in an Air Force family, where his father was a pilot. Attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Brian completed the flight program, receiving a flight instructor certificate. After graduating from SIUC, he moved to Chicago and began an instructing career with American Flyers. After only six months in Chicago, he […]