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.

Briana LeClaire // General Manager

General Manager since September of 2020, Briana Jessen LeClaire has deep BOI general aviation roots. She grew up out on the ramp at Boise Air Service, and her mother Gene Nora taught her to fly. Early in her career, Briana had the honor of working at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC. She got a taste for aviation on the commercial side of the field while working as a general agent for Horizon Air in Pullman, WA. She comes to the club most recently from the Boise Rescue Mission where she oversaw operations at two Treasure Valley homeless shelters. A private pilot, she is looking forward to having fun among aviators again, and adding ratings! Briana and her husband Tom are parents to three children, two of whom have flown the nest. This leaves her with more time to play the cello in the Meridian Symphony, and to enjoy reading, skiing, tennis and hiking in the Boise Foothills.

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Jenna Whalen // Operations Coordinator

Jenna joined Ponderosa Aero Club summer of 2019 to obtain her private pilots certificate. She is currently starting her last year of college and will be receiving a Bachelors in Aeronautical Science and a minor in Aviation Management and International Relations from Embry-Riddle University . Jenna's plan is to build hours and one day make a career out of flying. When Jenna isn't out flying she is spending time hunting, hiking and skiing.

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