Leadership

Todd Quesnel

Todd Quesnel

Executive Director

tquesnel@angelflightsc.org

Todd Quesnel’s love for aviation began long before he can remember.  His father was a pilot and Todd would accompany him to the airport to watch the planes, secretly wishing he was in one.  At the age of 16, Todd officially began flight training.  His flight instructor lived down the street, so Todd mowed the grass in exchange for an hour of flight instruction.  It was a remarkable trade off!  Before he had a driver’s license, Todd soloed in a Cessna 150 (N4733B), making him the only person in his AFJROTC unit to earn his wings.  After many months of splitting wood, he was able to earn enough money to attend the Space Academy in Huntsville, AL.  In preparation for the written test on Shuttle Operations, Todd ordered a Space Shuttle Operator’s Manual from the Smithsonian and studied it relentlessly.  As a result, he earned the spot of OV-104 “Atlantis” Commander.  Even though everything was done in a simulator, Todd thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

After graduating high school, Todd joined the Navy Reserve as a Quartermaster with the hopes of being a Naval Aviator.    Upon completion of training, Todd attended Texas A&M University in College Station for two semesters before being recalled for an all-expense paid vacation to the Middle East for Desert Storm.   In April of 1991, Todd returned to Texas and resumed his studies at Texas A&M.  Four years later, Todd graduated with a Bachelor’s in Finance and a Bachelor’s in Accounting.  

Todd’s professional career began in the securities industry, where he held various positions at Fidelity Investments, 1st Global and Placemark Investments while holding a Series 63, 7 and 8.  In 2009, Todd relocated his family from Dallas to Houston and began working at Invensys Systems, Inc. as the Manager of Project Controls for North America, He is certified as a Microsoft Professional, Web Master and Continuous Improvement Practitioner.  Todd decided to make a career change in 2017 and joined the United Express team flying an ERJ-145. 

In 2004, Todd flew his first Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) Mission to Ponca City, OK – the first of many to come.  Volunteering for Angel Flight has become his calling from God and a love of his.  As the current South Texas Wing Leader, Todd strives to make a difference not only in his Wing, but also for the organization as a whole.  Todd logs about 100 to 150 hours a year in his Bonanza, flying primarily in support of AFSC for missions, air shows or other administrative needs. 

Todd is married to his college sweetheart and they have three beautiful young girls. In addition to his career and family, Todd also runs marathons, enjoys water sports, is active in his church, and works on the house.  His big dream is to one day fly a warbird!  As you can imagine, life is busy around the Quesnel household. 

Todd currently leads the strategic initiatives and day to day operations of Angel Flight South Central.

Board of Directors

Dianna Stanger

Dianna Stanger

Chairman
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Dianna Stanger is strongly motivated by her passion for aviation.  She is Vice President of Operations for Whirly-Girls... more »

Dianna Stanger is strongly motivated by her passion for aviation.  She is Vice President of Operations for Whirly-Girls International, an organization dedicated to engaging women in rotary wing aviation.  An Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) Pilot since 2001, Dianna holds the distinction of piloting the first ever AFSC helicopter mission.  In addition to her Angel Flight missions, Dianna flies for Pilots ‘N Paws and various other local charities in her own Waco UPF-7, Cirrus SR22, Hawker Beechcraft Premier 1A, and Eurocopter EC120.

While Dianna’s compassionate nature finds expression through Angel Flight, her competitive side is fueled annually through participation in the Air Race Classic, the oldest transcontinental air race in the United States.  By finishing first in the 2,400-mile competition in 2012, Dianna and her team were able to fund a scholarship for one deserving young woman to pursue an education in aviation through LeTourneau University.

It’s not a surprise that Dianna is so aviation minded -- she and her husband are principal owners of Electro-Methods, LLC, a jet engine component manufacturing company in South Windsor, CT that has been in operation for more than 50 years.

A couple of years ago Dianna became the Calhoun County Airport Manager and opened a Cessna Pilot Center for flight training at the county-owned airport in Port Lavaca, TX.  Her work with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to secure over $3.5 million in airport improvements resulted in the Calhoun County Airport being named Texas’ “Most Improved Airport” in 2010, just three months after Dianna was named airport manager.

Each year, Dianna sponsors a Kids Day at Calhoun County Airport for local schools where about 350 sixth graders are introduced to flight, weather systems, the Coast Guard, the Civil Air Patrol, and many other aviation related experiences.  She also works with TxDOT to promote the Texas Kid’s Aviation Art Calendar by holding an annual art contest.

Nominated “Most Dedicated Female Pilot in the World” in 2011 by Women of Aviation Worldwide, Dianna does have interests other than flying.  When she is not busy operating one of her aviation businesses or flying Angel Flight missions, there is always the seven-thousand acre Wolf Point Ranch.  Dianna and her husband purchased the vacant ranch in 1998 and have turned it into a thriving operation.  Using the latest breeding techniques including cloning, the ranch is home to a herd of more than 1100 prized black Brangus cattle.  Dianna is also a competitive equestrian and has been awarded over twenty US National Championships in only eight years of competition.

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Carl D. Campbell

Carl D. Campbell

Vice Chairman
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As the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Alamo Resources, LLC, Carl D. Campbell has extensive industry... more »

As the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Alamo Resources, LLC, Carl D. Campbell has extensive industry experience in the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain Regions of the United States and in Canada.  Alamo Resources currently has holdings in the Gulf of Mexico and operations in over 220 wells in the Permian Basin. 

A native of Oklahoma City and an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma, his professional career began in 1983 as a Landman for the newly formed PetroCorp Incorporated, becoming its Division Landman in 1987 during the company’s aggressive exploration and development program in the Mid-Continent Region.  In 1991, Mr. Campbell moved to Houston as the Division Landman for PetroCorp’s Gulf Coast Region and from 1993 through 1999, he gained a broad spectrum of experience in varied and prolific petroleum provinces as the company’s Division Land Manager for the newly consolidated Gulf Coast, Rockies and Canada (GRC) Division.

Prior to co-founding Alamo Resources in July 2004, Mr. Campbell formed Concorde Resources, LLC in early 2000 to successfully pursue exploration and development opportunities in the Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent Regions of the US.  Over the course of his career, he has been directly involved in producing property acquisitions and divestitures totaling in excess of $650 Million. 

A Certified Petroleum Landman (CPL) since 1995, he has also been an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL); Canadian Association of Professional Landmen (CAPL); Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL); and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).  Mr. Campbell was elected to the Board of Directors of the HAPL in 2004 and is a Past-President of the organization.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the AAPL and is currently serving as Chairman of the NAPE Operators Committee.  The North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) is the largest upstream conference in the energy industry. 

In 2011, he was honored as the HAPL’s Landman of the Year.  In 2012, the Texas Independent Producers Organization (TIPRO) selected Mr. Campbell as one of the Top Producers in the Landman category of awards.    He is listed in the current editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.  Mr. Campbell was recently selected as a finalist for the top 100 most influential Houston business leaders in the energy industry.

Mr. Campbell is also a private pilot, having received his license in 1981.  He has also earned his instrument and multi-engine ratings.  In addition to flying regularly in connection with his business, he is also volunteer member of Angel Flight South Central.  Angel Flight provides free air transportation to patients for medical and humanitarian purposes.

Mr. Campbell currently resides in Houston, Texas with wife Jennifer and their daughter Victoria.  They are members of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural Science and the First Presbyterian Church of Houston.

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Jason Tuggle

Jason Tuggle

Secretary
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Jason Tuggle is an Austin based pilot who has flown numerous missions since joining Angel Flight South Central more than five years... more »

Jason Tuggle is an Austin based pilot who has flown numerous missions since joining Angel Flight South Central more than five years ago.  A thriving entrepreneur, Jason owns 360 Printing Solutions, an Austin based printing and production firm with a national client base and is part owner of a pharmaceutical company based in Arizona.

Jason purchased his first home at age 18 and has dabbled in real estate ever since.  Recently, Jason and his wife, Morgan, purchased a ranch northwest of Austin and have extensively remodeled the existing ranch home and developed the property.

A member of Mensa, Jason will complete his MBA at St. Edward’s University in Austin this December.  In addition to his intellectual pursuits, Jason is an avid competitor in half-marathons, triathlons, and more recently obstacle course racing.

He has served on the board of the 100 Club of Texas, a non-profit organization supporting the families of “first responders” killed in the line of duty.

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John Pearce

John Pearce

Legal Advisor
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John is a certified public accountant and an attorney.  He is originally from Kentucky having graduated with a BS in Accounting... more »

John is a certified public accountant and an attorney.  He is originally from Kentucky having graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and earned his law degree from the University of Louisville.  John is the owner of Pearce & Company, PC, which provides tax preparation and accounting services to business and individual clients.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Texas Society of CPAs, State Bar of Texas, Austin Bar Association, and American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.  John is past president of the Rotary Club of Lakeway Lake Travis and a member of the Rotary Club of Austin. He serves as the Treasurer for Rotary International District 5870, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of CPAs.

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Robert Byrd

Robert Byrd

Director
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Robert is an officer and Principal at TSB Offshore, Inc., of The Woodlands, Texas, a consulting and project management company he... more »

Robert is an officer and Principal at TSB Offshore, Inc., of The Woodlands, Texas, a consulting and project management company he helped to found in 1993 which specializes in oil and gas field decommissioning.  Prior to that he was President of SBM IMODCO, a California based marine contractor.  His early career included serving as an engineer and diving officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He later attended graduate school, then worked in the initial stages of development of the oil and gas industry in the North Sea with the Norwegian Hydrodynamics Laboratory.  He received his B.Sc. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, M.Sc. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Alaska, and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and a member of a number of professional societies.

Robert is a native of Mississippi but now considers Texas to be home.  He and his wife, Kathleen, have two daughters and a son, who is currently a Coast Guard officer. They are active in a broad range of charities, including their local church, Hosanna Lutheran, and all of the local public broadcast stations.  Robert currently serves as Chairman of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Robert is an instrument rated private pilot, currently working on his multi-engine rating. He was directly responsible for 25 Angel Flight missions in 2011 and sponsored other pilots to fly an additional 56 missions.

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Ray Bailey

Ray Bailey

Director
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Growing up in Oregon, Ray developed a love for flying early.  Even though he had never been in an airplane, Ray decided at 13... more »

Growing up in Oregon, Ray developed a love for flying early.  Even though he had never been in an airplane, Ray decided at 13 that someday he was going to Alaska and become a bush pilot; a desire inspired by a book he had read about flying in Alaska.  He worked in a hobby shop throughout high school, building and flying model airplanes further feeding his desire to learn to fly.  Driving by a small glider port one day, he saw a Stearman sitting in the grass strip with a sign that read, “Rides $5”. Now hooked, Ray started taking lessons while a senior in high school, soloed, and became a private pilot in July 1975. 

Ray signed up for the Air Force at 17, a year before finishing high school, to guarantee his choice of assignments (Alaska, of course) and upon graduation shipped out to Anchorage.  While there, he completed his commercial, instrument, seaplane, multi-engine, flight instructor and ground instructor’s certificates.  Upon discharge from the Air Force, Ray worked as a full time flight instructor, spent two years as a center Air Traffic Controller for ARTCC, then flew DE Havilland Twin Otters for an airline.  This led him to finally fulfill his dream to be an Alaskan Bush pilot.

After the birth of his first son, Ray decided to utilize the electronics training he received in the Air Force to work in, then own his own business in Alaska providing Life Safety systems to schools and hospitals.  He eventually moved to Chicago to become district manager for the manufacturer, the Rauland-Borg Corporation.  This opened the door for Ray to create Lone Star Communications in The Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Considered one of Rauland’s largest and most respected Life Safety systems integrators in the United States, Lone Star is now in its 24th year and has more than 70 employees.

Ray has been on the board of directors for the Nations Systems Contractors Association since 2003.  He has held various offices and is currently serving as the association Vice-President and is the Past-President of Systems Plus Mutual Insurance Company, a benefits program owned by NSCA.

Ray has flown 173 Angel flight missions since his first in June of 2004.  Most flights were in his F-90 King Air including the first flight into Baton Rouge to initiate the relief effort following hurricane Katrina and three missions from Texas to Haiti carrying medicine, medical equipment and doctors to Jacmel and Port au Prince, Haiti.  As part of that effort, Ray used the King Air to ferry medical supplies and food from Santiago, Dominican Republic to several cities within Haiti, landing on unimproved surfaces in Les Cayes, Cap -Haitien and other cities using his Alaskan bush flying experience.

Ray now flies a Cessna Citation Mustang for Angel Flights, business and pleasure; but also enjoys time in his Robinson R-66 helicopter, Citabria, Wilga 35, Pitts Special and a Fairchild PT23 that he displays at airshows occasionally.  He holds an ATP with type ratings for C500, C510 and C525 aircraft and is also rated in Gliders and Helicopters. 

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Larry Forney

Larry Forney

Director
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Larry Forney currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Grit Oil & Gas, LLC, a private equity-backed independent... more »


Larry Forney currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Grit Oil & Gas, LLC, a private equity-backed independent that he started with his partners in December of 2016.  Larry previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Memorial Resource Development Corp., a publicly traded oil and gas development company.   Previous professional responsibilities include executive positions at other public and private energy companies with operations onshore and offshore the U.S., as well as internationally.  Larry’s career has largely been associated with new startup ventures. 
 
Larry is a fourth-generation Houstonian, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  Larry and his wife Cindy live in Missouri City, Texas and they have two daughters.
  
Larry’s interest in aviation began in south Louisiana, where he started his professional career after college.  He received his solo certificate at the historical Wedell-Williams (Harry P. Williams Memorial – KPTN) airport in Patterson, Louisiana, but flying as a hobby was interrupted by the usual – career, lack of funds and later a family.  Much later in life, he was able to finally return to the skies in his mint condition 1948 Cessna 170, a plane he flew quite extensively in the Ark-La-Tex region for business purposes while managing Greystone Drilling, a rig contracting company.  A subsequent overseas stint in Budapest, Hungary interrupted flying again.  Upon his return, Larry wanted to get back to flying, but had no business purpose to fly.  Angel Flight became the “excuse” and his 2015 Cirrus SR22T based out of Sugar Land Regional (KSGR) became the vehicle. 
 
Larry joined AFSC in September of 2015.  He is an active Volunteer Command Pilot and has been serving as our Southeast Texas Wing Leader since September of 2016.  Larry stated, “Angel Flight missions have taken my flight experiences to a new level by providing a meaningful and logistical purpose to flying.  The missions support a genuine need and there is no better way to maintain proficiency.”   
 

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