Meet the Team

George Comollo - Full time Faculty, Division Chair

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

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.

David Crowner - Adjunct Faculty

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

Education: 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

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 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.