Greg Roark is the Director of AEROnautics at the Aspen School Discrict. In addition, he is the Founder/CEO of the Aspen AEROspace Alliance, Inc., the Aspen Higher Learning Flight Academy, Inc., and Aspen AEROBuild, Inc.; all Colorado non-profit corporations committed to providing the tools and opportunities for AEROnautical education to students in Aspen, our valley, and beyond. He holds a degree in K-12 Education from Drury University. Mr. R, as the students refer to him, is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and an Advanced Ground/Instrument Ground Instructor for the Federal Aviation Administration. He and his wife, Dr. Julia Roark, Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Aspen, love living in Aspen. They have two children, Alexandra and Austin, and a golden retriever named Sebastian.
Ms. Tammi Trojan is a third grade teacher at Aspen Elementary School and will be a certified Private Pilot this summer. Aviation has always been in my family. My dad is Captain of the 777 for United Airlines and was my first CFI (Certified Flight Instructor). I completed Mr. Roark’s Ground School last year and am now learning to fly the Diamond Star at our airport. I have lived in Aspen for three years and couldn’t be happier. I'm getting married in September to my best friend and am very excited. I have 2 dogs - Kiara, a bichtese and Zoey, a cattle dog mix who love to hike with me. I ski, hike, bike, and practice yoga when I'm not flying. Most importantly, I LOVE teaching kids about airplanes!