Meet Our Staff

Ponderosa Aero Club staff are dedicated to making our members flying safe, convenient, fun, and affordable. We are here to assist members whether it be helping with scheduling aircraft and/or instructors, billing questions, or just hanging out for a bit of hangar flying; the staff is here for you.

Brett Boesiger // Former General Manager / Instructor

Brett began flying in the summer of 2009 at a small FBO located in a great flying community of Minot, North Dakota. Some years later he attained his instrument rating, commercial, certified flight instructor, and multi-engine instructor certificates. In 2015, Brett began his commercial pilot career as a flight instructor and aerial pipeline inspector out in the oil fields of North Dakota. Brett is originally from Idaho, his family resides in Boise, so he was thrilled at the opportunity to begin flight instructing at Ponderosa Aero Club, and get back to his roots. Brett was even more excited to be presented with the offer to become the General Manager. He loves aviation and is excited to serve the club and its many members.

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Sharki Kontra // Accountant / Organisateur

For as long as Sharki can remember she’s had dreams of soaring in the air. Becoming a pilot after high school was not an option nor encouraged. Instead Sharki put herself through college, started a career that allowed travel, had children and the idea of being a pilot seem more unattainable. When she realized that she was happiest in the air, she found Ponderosa Aero Club and secretly obtained her private pilot license in 2011. She began living her dream and discovered her passion. Sharki has an instrument rating, commercial multi-engine land, commercial single-engine land and single-engine seaplane certificates, flies tailwheel aircraft, has complex and high performance endorsements, and is always improving her backcountry skills. She has a ground school instructor certificate and plans to fly corporate jets part-time. Due to her education and experiences, she found a role at Ponderosa updating their accounting system, assisting the manager, coordinating some of the club’s events and social activities, and being a liaison with various aviation organizations. Sharki’s goal is to inspire other adults, especially women to find their passion and follow their dreams.

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Noah Goeddertz // Ramp and Office Assistant

Noah began his flying career March of 2013 in the frigid tundra of North Dakota, where he was given a free introduction flight courtesy of his Aviation 2 program in high school. He didn't fly much after that until his senior year of high school when he was awarded the North Dakota Pilots Association flight training scholarship. He then went on to earn his private pilots license at Bismarck Aero Center in North Dakota, two weeks before his high school graduation. After graduation Noah moved to Boise, ID, to continue his flight instruction and went on to earn his instrument rating with CFII Rick Reierson at Ponderosa Aero Club. He is now working to build his hours for the commercial check ride and plans to get his flight instructor license by spring 2018.

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Wayne Ravlin // Ramp Minion

Zach Wayne was provided a flight with the Young Eagles in 2011 and has dreamed of becoming a pilot ever since. In 2014 Wayne joined the United States Civil Air Patrol and started hanging out around airports whenever time allowed. The aviation community and his family have nourished Wayne’s love for aviation. Wayne recently began taking flight lessons at the Boise Airport. He enjoys photography and videos his training whenever possible. Wayne plans to have his private pilot license by the end of 2017 and then begin building time to achieve commercial and flight instructor certificates.

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