Proven Leadership

Meet our team of top performers

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Jake Fehr

CEO & Accountable Executive
PH: 780-841-1508

Jake initiated the purchase of Little Red Air in 2004, and has been leading the success of the company ever since. His years of experience in the aviation industry along with the skills he acquired from his previous endeavors help him to be a successful leader and advisor for CanWest. Jake is a commercial pilot who owns two privately registered aircraft used for both business and pleasure.

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Kevin Schaub

COO & Operations Manager
PH: 780-821-9287

Kevin joined Nor-Alta Aviation in 2009 as Director of Maintenance, and brings to the team over 20 years of experience in aircraft maintenance, specializing in medevacs for most of his career. Since his arrival, Kevin has worked to substantially improve maintenance programs, bringing them to an even higher standard of safety and efficiency. Kevin transitioned from Director of Maintenance to Chief Operating Officer in early 2018.

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Mike Marceau

Chief Pilot
PH: 403-804-3654

Mike began his career with Nor-Alta Aviation shortly after completing his commercial pilot’s licence in 2010. As a pilot, Mike exerted a high level of professionalism and overall work ethic. This combined with his desire to further his career allowed him to move from the Cessna 206 up to Captain of the King Air 250. In 2018, Mike was promoted to Chief Pilot.

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Craig Ripley

Director of Maintenance
PH: 780-937-7599

Craig has been with CanWest Air since 2012 and displays many talents recognizable to further enhancing the maintenance program. He provides the knowledge, personal drive and pursuit for perfection that made him a great candidate for this position when it became available in January 2020.

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Leanne McAmmond

QMS Manager
PH: 780-841-1759

Leanne began her career with Nor-Alta Aviation in 2010 as a base engineer at the Fort McMurray location. Leanne moved into a role conducting internal audits and quality checks in late 2017. Her involvement and attention to detail led her to take on the more suited role of Quality Assurance Manager in mid 2018.

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Joni Schaub

Parts Manager
PH: 780-841-8492

Joni joined the Nor-Alta team back in 2009, working diligently to implement and upgrade processes to oversee proper tracking of parts through the use of Aerochex. Through her prior experience in aviation and strong mindset, she helped grow the on hand parts inventory to a value of over $1.8 million.

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Josh Fehr

Assistant Operations Manager
PH: 780-832-5073

Josh joined the CanWest Air team in 2014. His past experience in customer service and retail has been an asset for cultivating customer relations for CanWest’s charter operations in Northern Alberta. In 2017, he also took on the role of Fuel Manager for CanWest Air. Josh has a passion for flying, and his problem-solving abilities and determination make him a great fit for CanWest’s team.

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Karen Fehr

PH: 780-832-5671

Karen joined the team in 2016. Her background in accounting combined with attention to detail helps to keep CanWest Air on target financially. Education in business management as well as human resources makes her a well rounded, ideal choice for this department.