Matthew was born and raised in Iowa but traveled a lot with his family to explore many different types of people and cultures.
He attended Kirkwood for 2 years emphasizing on small business management and communication and received a diploma for Auto Body Specialist.
He worked two jobs while attending college, telemarketing for MCI and as a hardware specialist at Thiesens, where he learned how to multi-task quickly and prioritize his time efficiently with attention to detail.
Prior to joining at MidAmerican Aerospace in early 2013, Matthew ran his own business for seven years customizing vehicles, which includes custom builds from dismantling, fabricating and rebuilding anything from frame up restorations to rebuilding engines. Prior to that he was Quality Control for Sign Productions for 3 years. Finding a liking, he has taken an interest in APU, Landing Gear and Thrust Reversers.
The hands on, can do attitude Matthew brings to the work atmosphere unites and brings people together to move forward.
Hobbies include all sports, snowboarding, surfing, wake boarding, mountain climbing, mountain biking, traveling, pool, and long walks on the beach.
Skip was born and raised in southern California, where he graduated high school in 2001. Shortly there after, he was inclinded by the September 11 attacks to join the U.S. Navy. He served in the Middle East during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as an Aviation Electrical Technician.
After his honorable discharge, he married and moved to Washington to pursue his civilian aviation mechanics certification. He attained his A&P license there and worked as an Aviation Electronics Tech at Quest Aircraft until he joined the MidAmerican Aerospace team in June of 2016.
Since 2009 Skip has had a variety of roles in non-profit youth organizations. He’s passionate about mentoring the youth to help navigate them through life’s challenges. His hobbies include traveling, hiking, and experiencing different gastronomical offerings.
Zyriah was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Linn-Mar high school in 2005. He attended Kirkwood Community College for two years studying Computer Networking. After his studies at Kirkwood, he worked at a local Networking & Telecommunications Equipment Sales and Distribution Company before joining the MidAmerican Aerospace team in 2016.
Faith is a high priority in his life. He’s allowed faith to shape him into the man he is today. Other then his faith, his interests and hobbies include building and working on computers, working on classic cars, going to concerts, hiking, riding motorcycles, traveling, Sim Racing, R/C Cars, binge watching TV shows, movies, Bible study, photography, hunting, NASCAR and spending time with family.