2013-2016 Representative DistrictBiography:
Owner, Gattis Aircraft
September 1983 - Present
Sales and leasing of aircraft in Alaska. All aspects of running and managing the business.
University of Alaska Anchorage, B.A. Aviation Tech
Other Political and Government Positions:
Board Member, Mat-Su Borough School Board: Oct 2011 - Jan 2013
Goose Creek Citizens Advisory Board Member
Pt. MacKenzie Comprehensive Plan Board Member
Alaska Transportation Council
Mat-Su Core Area Zoning Board
Business and Professional Positions:
Sales Manager, Northern Air Cargo
November 1987 - December 1992
Traveled to Alaskan remote villages setting up runway accessibilities for larger aircraft.
Sales Manager, Flying Tiger Lines
September 1983 - November 1987
Handled corporate sales and marketing efforts including contracts, bidding, presentations and negotiations. Supervised staff, coordinated sales between employees and increased the company’s sales by 300%.
Area Manager for Western Alaska, Kodiak Western Alaska Airlines
June 1979 - September 1983
Responsible for the operations and dispatch for the Dillingham and King Salmon, AK. Budgeting & forecasting, and sales, cargo and passengers of 72 communities in the Western Alaska area. Supervision of more than 50 employees.
Real Estate Agent, Bowden Company Realtors
February 1977 - June 1979
Licensed real estate agent and in charge of the company’s marketing activities, including ad placements.
Product Promotion, Stanley Thompson Company
June 1975 - February 1977
Costumer service for rural areas and mail promotions for grocery items.
Financial Management and Associates, Inc.
May 1973 - June 1975
Customer service for rural areas and mail promotions for grocery items.
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Board Member