Director of Operations & Chief Pilot

Dylan grew up in Aztec, NM and graduated from Aztec High School. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 11 years and they were overjoyed to bring home their first child this year.

Dylan is an athlete and is part of the Animas CrossFit community in Farmington, and he sometimes even tolerates running with his marathoner wife.

In February 2014, Dylan joined Vernon Aviation and eventually became the Director of Operations and Chief Pilot. In this demanding role, Dylan oversees all aspects of Vernon Aviation’s flight operations, both in the air and on the ground. Dylan’s background in commercial aviation, as well as his knowledge in fleet and pilot management are a strong benefit for the company. He enjoys having over 3500 hours of total flight time to his name and prides himself on his comprehensive experience flying throughout the U.S. and in Afghanistan.

Dylan brings more than 10 years of experience in aviation. Most recently, he was a Captain of King Air turboprops in Afghanistan in support of the U.S. Air Force’s efforts there. Prior to that he flew in support of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in various locations. He also served as an aircraft mechanic for a Virginia-based company.

He is a certified flight instructor and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science from LeTourneau University. His love for aviation developed at an early age, and he is thrilled to be doing what he’s always dreamed of!