Instructors and Staff

George Comollo

Full time Faculty, Division and Department Chair

George Comollo

Education:  Chair Comollo earned his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Broward College - 1985

Aviation credentials and experience:  Comollo's Federal Aviation Administration credentials include his Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate, Airline Dispatch Certificate, Certified Flight Instructor with qualifications to instruct instrument, and multi-engine including CFI, CFII and MEI. He is a Certified Ground Instructor with basic, advanced and instrument certification including BGI, AGI and IGI. Comollo obtained his Private Pilot License at the age of 17, and has accrued more than 5,700 flight hours as a  Part 141 Chief Instructor, a Part 135 pilot (PIC), and Part 121 F/O. He has experience flying a number of aircraft including The Douglas DC-9-30, Cessna CE550, Convair 580, Douglas DC-3,  single engine Cessnas150, 172, 182, 210, Piper Warrior, Archer and Arrow, and Mooney 201. He has also flown Multi-engine Cessna's 303, 401, 402, 421, Piper Seneca and Seminole, and Beechcraft Duchess and Barons. Comollo has flown all over the U.S., Canada, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Comollo worked as an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic for several airlines and charter companies. He worked on the Cessna 402, the Douglas DC-3, DC-6's, Cessna Citations and Bell 206 Long Ranger aircrafts. In his experience as an airline dispatcher for both domestic and flag CFR Title 14, Part 121 airlines as chief dispatcher and director of Part 121 training for both domestic and flag Comollo was responsible for implementation and approval of training manuals, training curriculums and the management of training records.

Teaching experience: George has been instructing Aviation Technology courses at Green River for a number of years. He is an enthusiastic instructor bringing vast professional experiences both inside of and outside of the classroom to his students. 

Jerry Wolfe

Faculty, Air Traffic Control Program Lead Instructor, BAS Faculty Chair

Jerry Wolf Education: Mr Wolfe earned his Masters of Ministry at Pepperdine University and his Masters of Music at Webster University. He gained his Bachelor of Arts in Education at Harding University.

Aviation Credentials and Experience:  Wolfe has 24 years' experience working, at the Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center. His roles included Air Traffic Control Specialist, Certified Professional Controller, and On-the-Job Instructor. Wolfe also worked as the Airspace and Procedures liaison and in Training Instruction at the Seattle ARTCC.

Teaching experience: In addition to his training and instruction at Seattle ARTCC, Wolfe worked for six years as a secondary education teacher and currently serves as Lead ATC instructor for Green River's Aviation Department.

Coleman Boettger

Adjunct Faculty for Flight Operations

Coleman Boettger Education:Mr. Boettger earned his Bachelor of Science at San Jose State University in 1982 majoring in Aeronautical Operations with a minor in Business Management.

Aviation credentials and experience: Boettger is credentialed as a FAA Airline Transport Pilot with Multi-Engine Land Type Ratings and is experienced in conducting commercial air carrier operations under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121, including Type Ratings in McDonnell Douglas MD-80, the Boeing B737 turbojet aircraft, flew the Shorts 330 de Havilland DHW, SH3 Turboprop aircraft. His FAA credentials further include Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Instrument Flight Instructor, Certified Multi-Engine Flight Instructor, and Gold Seal Flight Instructor, Basic Ground Instructor, Advanced Ground Instructor. Coleman's total flying time is 25,300 hours, including 20,500 flight hours operating turbine aircraft and 3,800 flight hours operating piston and turboprop aircraft. Boettger worked from 1987 to 2014 for Alaska Airlines as a captain flying the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and Boeing B737.

Teaching Experience: Boettger has been educating students to obtain their flight operations credentials for three years. His many hours in the air have been marked with precision and attention to making sure students are competent and comfortable with every detail of flight operations so they can be successful and carry on a tradition of distinction in flight.

John Cirino

Adjunct Faculty for Flight Operations

Photo Placeholder Education: Mr. Cirino earned his Associate Degree in Liberal Arts in 1982, and received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force after four years of service.

Aviation credentials and experience: Mr Cirino's qualifications include FAA Airline Transport Pilot Multi Engine Land Type Rated in the Airbus A319, A320, A321, Boeing B737 turbojet aircraft, the British Aerospace BA111 aircraft, the North American Sabreliner including models 60, 65,70, 80 and 85, the Cessna Citation 500, the Israeli Industries IA 1123 and 1124, the McDonnell Douglas MD 500N and helicopter Type Ratings for the Hughes aircraft 500 Model C, D and E. Cirino holds a FAA Airline Transport Pilot  License, FAA Airplane Multi-Engine and FAA Instrument Certifications as well as the FAA Rotorcraft-Helicopter and Commercial Airplane Single-Engine Licenses. He has also earned multiple FAA credentials including Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Instrument Flight Instructor, Certified Multi-Engine Flight Instructor, Certified Helicopter (Rotor wing), Flight Instructor, Certified Instrument Helicopter (Rotor wing) Flight Instructor, Certified Multi-Engine Helicopter (Rotor wing) Flight Instructor, Gold Seal Flight Instructor for Airline Transport Pilot qualifications, Basic Ground Instructor, Advanced Ground Instructor, Instrument Ground Instructor, and Airframe and Powerplant. His work experience includes working as Maintenance Licensed Aircraft Mechanic and working at US Airways as a Captain  - Pilot in Command, of Boeing B737 and Airbus A319, 320, 321 aircraft, as well as having been a Pilot Instructor and Check Airman on the Boeing B-737 and First Officer on the B727 Model 200. Cirino has accrued an impressive 24,000 hours of flight without an accident or incident across more than 40 years of flying.

Cirino's flight operations experience in general aviation aircraft include Cessna 150, 172, 182, 206, 210, 310, 340, 414, 421, Beechcraft Bonanza B35, Baron B55, Duke BXX and King Air B90, as well as North American Rockwell Commander AC690, Israeli Aircraft Industries IA1121 Jet Commander, Piper PA 180, PA-23, PA-28, Seneca, Aztec, Grumman AA1B and Grumman Traveler, LearJet 25, Mooney 21, Aerostar 601P, and Falcon 10. His flight experience in helicopters includes the Bell 206, Enstrom F28C, Robinson R-22 and R-44, Hughes Aircraft HU-369 and HU-300, and the Hiller FH1100 and UH12C aircraft.

Mr Cirino worked as the Director of Aviation and as the Chief Pilot for RRI  Incorporated, as a Corporate Jet Captain for Bendix Corporation, American Continental Corporation and First National Supermarkets.  For the past 12 years he has owned and operated Colorado Copters Incorporated and Metro Helicopters Incorporated providing Helicopter flight instruction for turbine transition, mountain course, aerial photo and aerial video flight operations. He operated FAA Part 135 air taxi-air charter flight operations, FAA Part 133 long-line flight operations and worked for Enstrom Helicopter as a Factory Instructor Check Pilot and Helicopter Mechanic.

Additional work experience includes as a Certified Welder and owner operator of Worktech Incorperated, as well as doing welding and fabrication for Marine and Aerospace products throughout his career.

Teaching Experience: He has more than 40 years of flight instruction experience including instructing flight operations and pilot training in airplanes and helicopters for US Airways. He also was a Pilot Instructor and Check Airman in the B737. In his career at Green River College he instructs Simulator operations and Ground School Instruction, and for the past year has been teaching Basic Helicopter, Private Pilot and Aviation Weather Ground Schools as well as United States Air Force aircraft weapons maintenance as an USAF Aircraft Weapons Mechanic courses.  

David Crowner

Adjunct Faculty

David CrownerEducation:
Southern Illinois University/Aviation Management
Senior Manager of Airport Operations Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Operations Manager at Spokane International
Airport Manager at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport

Aviation credentials and experience: Mr. Crowner brings a wealth of experience to share in the area of airport planning and operations. He has been the airport manager at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in Pullman, Washington, as the Operations Manager at the Spokane International Airport, and now as Senior Manager of Airport Operations at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. His experience enables him to speak both to the needs and challenges of smaller airports and to the intricacies and multi-tiered demands of large internationally focused facilities.

Joanne Landry

Adjunct Faculty

Joanne LandryEducation:
Aviation Consultant, Landry Consultants LLC
MBA, University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business
M.Educ., Alaska Pacific University
B.A., Santa Clara University

Aviation credentials and experience: Ms. Landry has over 25 years expertise in program and research management, business consulting, system integration, process re-engineering, and customer relationship management. Ms. Landry also has broad experience with budget control, staff management, and customer communication and reporting on large, complex programs. She is the Principal of Landry Consultants LLC and Director of sms4airports and has assisted multiple airports in SMS implementation and Gap Analysis Programs including developing all four components of the SMS (Policy, Risk, Assurance, and Promotion) and authoring SMS Manuals for integration into Part 139 airport operations.

Paul Vandette

Adjunct Faculty

Paul Vandette Education:Mr. Vandette earned his Bachelor of Science in Flight Technology at Central Washington University in 1991, graduating Cum Laude

Aviation credentials and experience: Vandette is licensed as a FAA Airline Transport Pilot with Multi-Engine Land Type Ratings conducting commercial air carrier operations under FAA Regulations Part 121, with Type Ratings in the McDonnell Douglas DC9, Boeing B737 and Dornier 328. His FAA credentials include Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Instrument Flight Instructor, Basic Ground Instructor, and Advanced Ground Instructor. Vendetta has logged 8,000 total flying hours since 2012. His flight time has been spent with Alaska Airlines as a First Officer on Boeing aircraft B737 300, 400, 700 and 900 ER series, operating under FAA Part 121 Commercial Air Carrier operations in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Kim Mucke

Program Manager

Kim Mucke Experience: Kim has worked in admissions, advising, and administration for Green River, University of Washington Tacoma, Western Washington University, and Seattle University. She strives to build and maintain best practices in student services to support student success. As Program Manager, Kim guides students in mapping their educational path, discovering resources, and exploring their strengths as they prepare to launch their careers. In her free time, Kim enjoys hiking, paddle-boarding, and playing with her two dogs, Lenny and Rocket.