Our Board

Spencer “Smokey” Payne

Board Member & Executive Director

Spencer has collective experience serving in the military as an Army Aviator and business leadership roles in operations, strategic planning, and finance.

Spencer earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee.

Spencer resides in Tennessee with his lovely wife, Aley, and their dog Blue.

Brett “Cherub” Kroll

Board Member & Chief Financial Officer

A current Army Aviator with Michigan National Guard, Brett has a decade of experience serving in the military as well as civilian business leadership in business development, marketing, and branding.

Brett earned a Bachelors in Geography from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He understands the demands of a career as an Army Aviator and the challenges of the family dynamic.

Brett is a passionate Husband and Father and lives in Michigan with his wife, Kellie, and their three boys, Will, James, and Collin.

Kyle “Coast” Kilroy

Board Member & Secretary

A California Native, Kyle is an Army Aviator and a Project Engineer who is passionate about serving the Army Aviation community.

Kyle earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

He lives in California with his wife, Amanda, and thier son Maddox.