Dr. Janet Lapp is a 3,500 hr CFI, FAASTeam rep, and clinical neuropsychologist with a doctorate from McGill University Montreal. A Bonanza owner for over 30 years, she is an active Board member and pilot for the Flying Doctors of Mercy.
As vice president of engineering, modifications, and maintenance for Boeing Global Services, Lynne is responsible for fleet engineering services, modifications to aircraft, logistics products and support, aircraft on ground services, and forward base deployment. Lynne works with operators around the world, as well as MRO facilities in San Antonio, Texas; Cecil Field, Florida; and Shanghai, China. Previously, she served as vice president of material services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she was responsible for comprehensive aircraft spare part sales, services, and distribution network, serving customers worldwide.
As president and CEO of the Reno- Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) since 2013,
Marily is responsible for leading and directing the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS). She has 30 years of airport management experience.
An internationally renowned speaker, Janine’s inspiring TED Talk “A Broken Body Isn’t a Broken Person” has garnered over 1.5 million views. Janine suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a truck in Australia during a training bike ride. She used flight training as her rehabilitation and recovery.
A retired NASA astronaut, Nicole is pursuing her next adventure as a full-time artist. Inspired by her spaceflights, she uses her artwork to share her experiences through the windows of the space shuttle and space station and actively supports STEAM/STEM educational organizations.
An aviation legend and air show performer, Sean is “Aerobatics’ Own Ambassador.” He created a nonprofit called The Bob Hoover Academy to inspire at-risk and underserved teens to get engaged in STEAM education and aviation. Based in Salinas, California, and co-founded with Eric Tucker, the academy offers high school students a structured flight training program. With plans to retire from solo aerobatics after the 2018 air show season, Sean has flown more than 26,000 hours over four decades of air show appearances, and practices his hardcore aerobatic routine up to three times a day. His famous red biplane, the Oracle Challenger III, will be permanently displayed at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Sean is the chairman of EAA’s Young Eagles program and was named one of the 25 Living Legends of Flight by the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
Founder and president of Dreams Soar Inc., Shaesta is the first civilian female pilot from Afghanistan and in 2017 completed a solo flight around the world to inspire and empower women to pursue STEM-related careers. The route made 30 stops over five continents in 22 countries, taking a total of 145 days. An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate, Shaesta started the Women’s Ambassador Program that in less than three years helped increase enrollment of women from 13 to 22 percent. Since her historic flight ended in October, Shaesta continues to inspire the next generation through Outreach events and public speaking engagements. Dreams Soar is building a scholarship program to empower the children that were inspired by Shaesta during her Global Flight for STEM.