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Alumni Profiles

Ryan Baer

Ryan Baer

Air Tanker Pilot (fire-fighting)
Ryan Baer came to Rocky after earning his private pilot’s license in Denver, Colorado. He was attracted by Rocky's small class sizes and a chance to get a liberal arts education with a diverse group of students. Read more...

Taylor Capers

Taylor Capers

Agricultural Pilot
Taylor Capers came to Rocky Mountain College as a transfer student, having attended Montana State University for six semesters. Read more...

Tyler Cresswell

Tyler Cresswell

Alaskan Pilot
Tyler Cresswell traveled a long way from his home in Dalton, Pennsylvania, to attend Rocky Mountain College, attracted by the opportunity to learn to fly, ski race, hunt, and fish in beautiful Montana. Read more...

Mike Damrow

Mike Damrow

Corporate Pilot
Mike Damrow is originally from Wisconsin. He transferred to Rocky Mountain College from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and graduated in 2012. Read more...

Lindsey Gray

Lindsey Gray

Humanitarian Pilot in Africa
Lindsey Gray moved from Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend Rocky because of the personalized aviation program. She graduated in 2010 with a double major in Aeronautical Science and Philosophy/Religious Thought. Read more...

Nolan Gudmundson

Nolan Gudmundson

Air National Guard Fighter Pilot
Nolan Gudmundson is an F-16 pilot for the Minnesota Air National Guard. Here is his story. “I was a Montana boy born and raised and having lived in Big Sky Country all of my life, I found it hard to imagine myself going to college anywhere else.” Read more...

Carl Henning

Carl Henning

Air Ambulance Pilot
Carl Henning grew up in the Pacific Northwest flying with his grandfather, which then inspired him to pursue aviation as a career. Carl chose Rocky Mountain College for its small class sizes and high placement rate in the industry. Read more...

Amy Hyde

Amy Hyde

Delta Air Lines Pilot
Amy Hyde came to RMC from Denton, Texas and graduated in 2010. Outside of flying and the classroom she enjoyed weekend trips to the mountains and back country camping trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Read more...

Danielle Jackson

Danielle Jackson

Air Ambulance Pilot
Danielle Jackson came to Rocky Mountain College because of its proximity to home in southeastern Idaho and because it is a small school. She had been is small schools all of her life so it was a perfect fit. Read more...

Rich Odbert

Rich Odbert

FedEx Pilot
Rocky Mountain College graduate Rich Odbert flies Boeing 777’s for FedEx based in Memphis, Tennessee. He’s been very involved with aviation outside of the cockpit, including serving as Air Line Pilots Association International's Jumpseat Chair for over five years. Read more...

Ryan Rojeski

Ryan Rojeski

US Navy Fighter Pilot
Ryan Rojeski came to Rocky Mountain College from Spokane, Washington because of the small class sizes and personal touch in his education. At Rocky he was involved in cross country and track and also was in the inaugural class of students studying Unmanned Aerial Systems. Read more...

Lonn Saunders

Lonn Saunders

Corporate Pilot
Lonn grew up in Billings just down the street from Rocky Mountain College. As a non-traditional student, he began classes at Rocky in the winter of 1998 and graduated spring of 2000. Read more...

Kyle Schweissing

Kyle Schweissing

Air Ambulance Pilot in Alaska
Looking for a school where he wouldn’t feel like a number and with other career options besides the airlines, Kyle Schweissing found Rocky Mountain College to be a perfect fit. After graduation, Kyle stayed at Rocky as a flight instructor before heading North to Alaska. Read more...

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

SkyWest Airlines Pilot
Jessica Smith is small-town kid from Montana. Originally from Alberton, Montana, Jessica decided that Rocky Mountain College was a perfect fit for her. Once at Rocky, Jessica got all of her flight ratings within a year and then started teaching as a flight instructor for Rocky when she was a junior. Read more...

Kristen Sprague

Kristen Sprague

Pilot in Alaska
Kristen Sprague came to Rocky Mountain College to pursue her goal of becoming a professional pilot and to play intercollegiate soccer. Coming from a small town in Idaho, she appreciated the smaller class sizes and more personalized education. Read more...

Jason Tobin

Jason Tobin

Horizon Air Pilot
Jason grew up always wanting to fly. Having spent most of his life in Billings, he has memories of being in high school and seeing Rocky's planes fly overhead. That made it an easy choice to go to school at Rocky. Read more...

Ian Turner

Ian Turner

Airport Manager
Ian Turner grew up in Hayden, Idaho and came to Rocky Mountain College right after high school. He was Student Body President at Rocky and was awarded the prestigious President’s Cup when he graduated. Read more...