Board of Directors

Geoff Wood Board PhotoGeoff Wood, Chair
Seattle, WA
Mr. Wood has served as chief executive officer of Windermere Services Company since 2003, after initially joining Windermere Real Estate in 1993. A commercially licensed and instrument rated pilot, he flies a Cessna 340 and has been an Angel Flight West Command Pilot since 2006. Mr. Wood holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Whitman College and an MBA from the University of Washington. He also serves on the board of the Windermere Foundation.
Rich Conti Bio PicRich Conti, Vice Chair
Orinda, CA
Mr. Conti is a graduate of Harvard University and is currently chief executive officer of ICU Eyewear, Inc. He formerly served as president and COO of SC Johnson North America and as CEO of Nui Air in Hawai'i. An Aircraft Commander for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mr. Conti holds a commercial pilot's license with multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Gene Pope Bio PicGene Pope, Vice Chair
Trout Creek, MT
Mr. Pope is the retired Vice President of Personalization, Search Experience and Browse for Amazon.com and previously worked as manager of the Pink group, System Software group and other areas at Apple. He received his engineering degree from Colorado State University.
Justine Harrison Bio PhotoJustine Harrison, Secretary
Las Vegas, NV
Ms. Harrison is an attorney specializing in corporate, nonprofit and aviation clients. A multi-engine pilot and business aircraft owner/operator, she flies a Piper out of Henderson Airport. Prior to founding her law firm, Ms. Harrison served as General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs for Nevada Cancer Institute, and also sat on the board of directors.
Kelsey Martin Bio PicKelsey Martin, Treasurer
Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Martin is an advisor to individuals, families and select not-for-profit organizations at Goldman Sachs & Co. Prior to his career in financial services, Mr. Martin served as a pilot in the United States Navy. He holds a BS in Economics from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Georgia Griffiths Bio PicGeorgia Griffiths, At-Large
Encinitas, CA & Glide, OR
Ms. Griffiths is CEO and Chairman of the Board of G2 Software Systems. She holds a bachelor degree in mathematics from California State University Long Beach and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Southern California. Ms. Griffiths serves on the board of Women in Defense and the San Diego Humane Society. An Angel Flight West Command Pilot, she flies a Cirrus SR 22.
Jason Talley Bio PicJason Talley, At-Large
San Clemente, CA
Mr. Talley is the founder and Chairman of Nuvio, a cloud computing company located in Southern California, and the founder of JetFuelX, providing big-data analytics for the aviation industry. He currently serves as the Chairman of Bakers Burgers, Inc. and on the board of Bendix-King. Mr. Talley received his B.S. in Mathematics from MSSU, his J.D. from the University of Missouri and is licensed to practice law in California, Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Talley is an Airline Transport rated pilot and currently flies a Citation Mustang and Citabria.
KentAllebrandKent Allebrand
Santa Barbara, CA
Mr. Allebrand is a commercial pilot who flies charter flights. He has a Bachelor degree from Colorado College and also attended Brooks Institute of Photography Film School. Mr. Allebrand was previously the co-founder and owner of SunWest Inc., an export management company specializing in Asian markets.
Mariya Anderson Board PhotoMariya Anderson
San Francsico, CA
Ms. Anderson is a Strategy & Development Advisor for the Bridge School in Hillsborough, CA. She has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School and previously held positons with Zynga and Sony Music Entertainment. Ms. Anderson is also a licensed helicopter pilot and serves on the board of the Hiller Aviation Museum.
Matt Brown Bio PicMatt Brown
Seattle, WA
Mr. Brown is the Digital Commercial Leader, GE. He holds a Bachelor degree in aviation management from the University of North Dakota where he was student body president, and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. A licensed commercial pilot, Mr. Brown flies a Beechcraft Bonanza and has been an Angel Flight West volunteer pilot since 2014.
Steve Danz Board PhotoStephen Danz
Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Danz is the Senior Partner and Chief Trial Attorney for Danz & Associates, one of California’s leading and largest employment law firms. He is a member of all state and federal plaintiff-side employment groups. Mr. Danz has been a licensed pilot since 1974 and is among Angel Flight’s most frequently flying pilots, having flown more than 240 missions in the past four years.
Justin Demko Board PhotoJustin Demko
Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Demko has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry and is currently a Senior Vice President for UBS Private Wealth Management. He earned a Bachelors degree in business administration from Cal Poly State University, and is a graduate of Columbia University's ACPM Program. Mr. Demko joined Angel Flight West as a volunteer pilot in 2015 and flies a Cessna 182 out of Whiteman Airport.
Paula Inhelder Board PhotoPaula Inhelder
Show Low, AZ
Ms. Inhelder's involvement with Angel Flight West began when her husband was a passenger, being flown to and from treatment for cancer. She joined AFW in 2005 and served as Northeast Arizona Area Leader from 2006-2007. Ms. Inhelder served on the Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center Patient & Family Advisory Council for five years, and is a consultant to the Mayo Clinic's Patient Revolution project.
Scott Lehman Bio PicScott Lehman
Casa Grande, AZ
Mr. Lehman is the owner of Premier Auto Center, a car dealership with locations in Casa Grande and Tucson, Arizona. An AFW volunteer pilot since 2009, he flies a Cirrus SR22. Mr. Lehman is also a Pro Tem Justice of the Peace for Pinal County and has served as president of his local high school board.
jse_bod_benBenjamin D. Marcus
Santa Monica, CA
Mr. Marcus is the founder and CEO of AirMap, which delivers highly accurate and up-to-date airspace information to drones and their operators. He holds a degree in Aviation Technology from Purdue University and is an FAA-certified Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor. Mr. Marcus was previously a co-founder and partner in jetAVIVA, a leading aircraft brokerage firm. He has authored numerous articles in aviation publications and his diverse aviation experience includes NTSB accident investigation, Fortune 500 flight department management, advanced flight training, flight test, and international sales.
Garrett PhotoGarrett McAuliffe
Bellevue, WA
Mr. McAuliffe is the retired Vice President of Engineering for Zillow, Inc. An Angel Flight West pilot since 2004, he is commercially licensed and flies a Piper Meridian.
Randy Sherman Bio PicRandolph Sherman
Beverly Hills, CA
Dr. Sherman is Vice Chairman of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, as well as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has served on the board of USC Surgeons, Inc. Dr. Sherman is also Medical Director for the Flying Hospital.
jse_bod_joeJoe Sprague
Seattle, WA
Mr. Sprague is Vice President of Marketing at Alaska Airlines, where he also serves on Alaska Air Group’s executive committee. He began his aviation career as a flight instructor and commercial pilot after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Sprague also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Denise Wilson Board PhotoDenise Wilson
Thermal, CA
Ms. Wilson is the founder, president and CEO of Desert Jet, a group of aircraft management, charter and maintenance companies based in Palm Springs. A professional oboist-turned-commercial pilot, she is qualified by the National Business Aviation Association as a Certified Aviation Manager and is a director on the organization’s governing board for the program. A former airline captain, Ms. Wilson has over 8,000 hours of flight experience and type ratings in seven different aircraft.