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Joel Natwick

Joel Natwick

Director of Operations

Founder and owner of Tanalian Aviation, has been in the Alaskan aviation industry since 1985. He has over 15,000 accident-free and incident-free hours of flying in some of the most…

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Evan Burgess

Evan Burgess

Pilot/Mechanic

Evan is from Southern California. He served in the U.S. Army for 6 years as a Blackhawk crew chief. He has lived in Germany, Arizona, South Dakota, and now resides…

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Jonathan Nobles

Jonathan Nobles

Pilot/Mechanic

Jonathan is from Lake Livingston, Texas. He served 7 years in the US Marine Corps working on F18 Hornets. He did his flight training in Utah and has worked as a flight instructor…

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Joe “Doc” Hansen

Joe “Doc” Hansen

Director of Marketing and Logistics

Upon arrival at work his first day, Joe was told his new name would be "Doc," apparently to preempt any confusion with another Tanalian personality. (Word has it that Tombstone…

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Leif Nilssen

Leif Nilssen

Pilot

Leif is originally from Norway and still flies there when not in Alaska. He has Air Force experience in the areas of aviation and IT. He has been interested in…

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Mark Barker

Mark Barker

Chief Pilot

Mark does it all, from building his own aircraft to shopping for paper towels. Mark formerly flew with the Alaska State Troopers and is retired from the Fire Service. Certifications…

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Josiah Freeman

Josiah Freeman

Director of Maintenance/Lead Pilot

Josiah has been flying since he was a young lad. Possessing a natural gift for flying both fixed wing and helicopters, he is a solid addition to the team. Certifications…

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Pablo Neira

Pablo Neira

C​ertified Flight Instructor

Pablo has been interested in aviation since he was a kid. It was in his move to Alaska that he decided to fly professionally. He is our resident Mr. Clean,…

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Chuck Redd

Chuck Redd

Pilot

Chuck got his start in aviation while serving in the army during the 1970's. He was the founder/operator for So-Lo Air in Montana for over 30 years before joining the…

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Nora Tuiolemotu

Nora Tuiolemotu

Office Manager

  Nora is from Hawaii, she's a hard worker and loves to spend time with her family. One thing she loves about Alaska are the holidays the SNOW. Call her…

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