Connect With Our Staff
Angie Bishop, FBO Manager
After 17 years as a FEDEX Ramp Agent/Courier, Angie made Lakeland her new airport home on August 1, 2016. As the new manager, she looks forward to providing superior service to our Lakeland Aviation customers, both our long term customers and those future one's we have yet to meet. Please stop by to say hello!
Tim Ashe, Flight & Maintenance Department Manager.
Tim's career in aviation began in 1967, when he became active in flight operations and aircraft maintenance for the United States Military. Currently serving as Manager of Lakeland Aviation's Flight and Maintenance Departments, Tim is certified as an Aircraft & Powerplant Mechanic and holds an FAA Aircraft Inspector Authorization.
As an FAA Certified Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot, as well as having a Certified Instrument Flight instructor Rating, Tim has logged over 18,000 hours of flying time in numerous aircraft during his flying career. In his roles for Lakeland Aviation, Tim's vast experience in aviation ensures that our Flight and Maintenance Departments operate under the strictest guidelines, providing our customers with the safest mode of air transportation possible.
Mike Tamburrino, FAA Certified Flight Instructor; A&P Mechanic
Whether needing to have routine maintenance and periodic inspections done on your airplane or if you are seeking to receive primary through advanced flight instruction, Mike serves our customers well in his roles of Aircraft & Powerplant Mechanic and as an FAA Certified Flight Instructor.
Being a 15 year employee of Lakeland Aviation, Mike has worked on hundreds of locally based and transient aircraft as well as personally endorsed dozens of students for their check rides, from their Private through Commercial Pilot Certification. Feel free to contact us or Mike personally for any additional information that you may need.
Dennis Strong, Line Service Technician
Joining the Lakeland Aviation flight line support staff during the summer of 2016, Dennis has over 37 years flying experience, holding his private pilot certificate with an instrument rating, and owns a Piper Cherokee.
His support of Lakeland operations is enhanced by both his flight experience and former transportation career with the military. He's enjoying working directly with our customers in our daily flight operations now after retiring from his transportation career in 2015.
Mark Matakovich, Line Service Technician
Mark has been a lifelong resident of the Northwoods. He joined Lakeland Aviation in the spring of 2017 & looks forward to carrying on the tradition of friendly & quality service our customers have grown accustomed to here at Lakeland Airport.
Charlie Willms, Line Service Technician
Being an aspiring pilot himself, Charlie takes much joy & pride assisting pilots & passengers who visit Lakeland Airport. As he finishes high school, he plans on continuing his flight training with Mike Taburrino, & to turn his aviation passion into a lifelong career. Charlie’s favorite aspects of his work at Lakeland Aviation include the people he meets, advice he receives & the experience he gains on a daily basis.
Evan Rein, Line Service Technician
As a student pilot and aviation enthusiast, Evan enjoys his time spent at the airport. He also appreciates the advice and tips received from the many experienced pilots that visit. Evan plans to continue his flight training with Mike through high school. As a student pilot, working at the airport brings the aviation experience full circle.
Bryan Warbalow, Line Service Technician
Bryan was a teacher for 33 years and retired in 2007. Over the course of his teaching career, he’s owned and operated multiple businesses locally. He earned his private pilot license in 2004, owned a Cessna 150 for 14 years and currently owns a hangar at ARV, which is home for his Experimental Amphib/ski plane. He spends a lot of time in his hangar watching the operations of Lakeland Aviation and decided it would be a great experience to be on the flight line.
Kurt Graf, Line Service Technician
As a resident of Lac du Flambeau, Kurt had joined the Lakeland Aviation staff for the 2018 summer season. His diverse background in mechanics and construction are an added bonus to his line tech abilities in serving the customers at ARV.