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    Trinity Aviation Academy Board of Directors

    Bernie Johnston, President

    Bernie is an entrepreneur and business owner whose vision started Trinity Aviation Academy in May of 2008. Prior to this he owned and operated SpanaFlight, a fixed-base-operator in Puyallup, WA, offering fuel, aircraft maintenance, flight training, airman certification testing, and scenic flights for the Puget Sound area. Over seven years he restructured and developed it into a profitable flight center. 

    He has been involved in church-planting and ministry development and created and oversaw the Eagle's Nest men's house to give men the opportunity to restore their lives after hardship.

    Bernie holds a Private Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating and a tailwheel endorsement. He started flying in 1964.

    Dan Mulkey, Vice President

    Dan is the Executive Director and also the Aviation Maintenance Program Administrator at Trinity Aviation Academy.

    Mark E. Taylor, Treasurer

    Mark Taylor is the Insurance Finance Manager for the Insurance Department of Weyerhaeuser, Tacoma, Washington. Of his 39+ years with the company, 34 have been in risk management. His duties include managing the financial activities of the Insurance Department and supervising the accounting of a captive insurance company.

    He is Vice President, Treasurer and a Director of ver Bes’ Insurance Co. in Vermont and is a past president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Washington Chapter. 

    Mark has a degree in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Washington and holds the Associate in Risk Management designation.

    He represents Weyerhaeuser as Immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Tacoma Rescue Mission and is board Treasurer of Trinity Aviation Academy.

    Jeannie Mulkey, Secretary

    Jeannie is the Registrar for Trinity Aviation Academy.

    Stan Gerlitz

    Stan is the Director of Operations and Safety at Trinity Aviation Academy.

    Tad Henry

    Tad is the Director of Flight Training at Trinity Aviation Academy.