Meet The Team
Summit Flight Training is an exceptional flight school at the Greeley Weld Airport. As professional instructors, we understand that the most efficient program is the friendliest to student's time and wallet. We are passionate about planning your individualized training program to maximize the learning process to save you money. We also know that flight training should be fun and we strive to make it an experience you will treasure forever.
Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, Co-Founder
Andrew is a San Francisco Bay Area native who transplanted to Colorado in 2019. After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in music, Andrew began his 10-year career in Human Resources. Realizing the views from a cockpit were far superior to that of a cubicle, Andrew began pursuing his aviation dreams in South Carolina, later completing all of his certificates in Colorado. Andrew is now a Certified Flight Instructor, with a passion for helping others pursue their dreams in the sky. When not in the air, he enjoys singing, cooking, traveling, and restoring cars.
CFII and Co-Founder
Corrie’s love for aviation began at 14 years old, the first time she flew a Cessna. She graduated from CSU with a degree in Civil Engineering, later returning to get her Master’s Degree in Education. Corrie went on to teach high school math and coach cross country. After taking a break from the classroom to raise her kids, Corrie decided to merge her two passions of teaching and flying, becoming a Certified Flight Instructor. When her feet are on the ground, she is found running on the beautiful trails of Colorado, rock climbing, backpacking, weightlifting, traveling, or driving one of her three kids to activities.
Jason Edmonds' interest in aviation began at a young age with model airplanes, model rockets, u-control airplanes, and remote control airplanes. He continued this interest, working as an Air Traffic Controller serving in the United States Marines. He has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice Management, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Jason is married to his wife Lana with 4 children, and his oldest son is a pilot. His free time is spent with family, traveling to new places, fly fishing, camping, and hiking.
Director of Flight Instruction/CFII
Originally from Seattle, Kevin Silvernale moved to Northern Colorado in 2012 after graduating from Central Washington University with a Professional Pilot degree. He has been flight instructing since 2013 and has a passion for helping pilots achieve their goals in aviation. Alongside instructing, Kevin has also worked as a corporate and airline pilot in years past. Beyond flying, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys climbing 14ers, rock climbing and has been known to venture out for 4-6 months to thru-hike 2000+ mile backpacking trails.
Rebekah Steiner and her husband Eli moved to Colorado in July 2021. Halfway through the school year, while teaching second grade, she discovered a love for flying and being in the sky, through a discovery flight in Summit's very own N9614H! After the school year ended, she decided to go full throttle with her aviation journey. She loves to share her passion for flying by helping her students achieve their aviation dreams. Outside of flying, Rebekah spends time with her husband exploring nature, camping, mountain biking, running, backpacking, and flying as much as possible!
Garrett is a Colorado native! He discovered his love for aviation the summer before his senior year of high school on a trip with his Uncle, who is a pilot for Southwest Airlines. He attended Aims Community College for 1 year and is now working towards a Bachelors in Aviation Management at Liberty University. Over the last 14 months, Garrett has received his Private Pilot License, Instrument ating, High Performance Rating, Commercial Pilot License, and became a Certified Flight Instructor. Outside of flying, Garrett enjoys golfing, mountain bike riding and watching football, but right now it’s flying all the time!
Tyler Vasquez is a Colorado native that started his flying career at a young age, completing his Private Pilot's License in High School. He attended the University of North Dakota where he received the rest of his flight training. Later, He attended the University of Minnesota Crookston and received an Aviation Management Degree. Outside of flying, Tyler enjoys traveling, hunting, golfing, and lake life.
Garrett Copeland got into aviation at a young age, flying with his grandpa from the time that he was 4 years old. He has always had a passion for all things aviation and learning as much as possible about the industry. He started working on his private pilot license his Junior year of high school. After high school, he attended one year at Aims while he finished his flight training, and now attends Liberty University online with a major in Aviation and Aerospace Management. He has been a flight instructor just over a year, and has worked as a corporate pilot in the past. Outside of flying, Garrett enjoys traveling, golfing, drone photography, as well as anything that has to do with sports.
Ben Clasquin is a Colorado Native and graduated from Colorado University. Shortly after graduating, Ben and his wife Mandy moved to Greeley in 2010. He has dreamed of being a pilot since the 7th grade and finally made that dream come true 2 years ago! Ben and Mandy have two beautiful little girls, Kayla and Emma. They enjoy hiking, camping, and flying as a family! Ben spent 15 years teaching before becoming a pilot and is excited to teach and fly at the same time!
Laura Hall started her love of flying from a young age but didn't start pursuing an aviation career until later in life. Originally from the east coast, she moved to CO in 2017 with her husband and after 7 years of working as a nurse, she decided to make a big career change and has been flying locally since 2020. The rest is history!
Outside of flying, Laura has three dogs and enjoys being outside and trying new things!
Ken Neet is a Greeley native. He went to college in Southern California where he earned a business degree and had a career teaching accounting at Aims Community College. He doesn’t remember a time when he was not interested in aviation and earned his Private Pilot License the summer after he graduated from high school. He still looks up when he hears a plane fly over and enjoys his involvement with the financial side of Summit Flight Training. When not buried in accounting ledgers, he enjoys the outdoor opportunities of Northern Colorado. Currently his free time is mostly with three grandsons, one of whom has flown with him several times.