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Mark Pestal, Founder/President

AeroAngel was founded in 2010 by Mark Pestal, a Denver attorney and commercial pilot. He combines a passion for aviation with a heart to serve those in need. His experience includes service on nonprofit boards, aviation safety, and community service. Beyond co-piloting flights, Mark has volunteered thousands of hours to support AeroAngel’s nationwide service growth.


Wha Eckman, Financial Director

Since AeroAngel's founding, Wha has provided financial services, bookkeeping, and administrative support on a volunteer basis. It is through the dedication of volunteers like Wha that AeroAngel can keep its overhead low and be a good steward of the funds entrusted to it.