Our Staff

William Walker, Chief Instructor Pilot

William K. Walker is a retired Navy pilot and has over 24 years of flight experience. He has over 8,500 flight hours including 800 combat hrs and 4000 hrs of instruction given.  William is the Chief Instructor Pilot, Manager, and Check Instructor for all courses of instruction.

Mark Boundy,  Senior Check Instructor

Mark Boundy is a retired Marine Corps officer and is our Senior Check Pilot.  Colonel Boundy conducts Stage Checks and teaches all courses of instruction.

Juliana Vazquez, Check Instructor

Juliana Vazquez joined Sunrise Aviation in August 2015 and was trained in Jacksonville, Florida.  She is a Part 141 Check Instructor and conducts Stage Checks and training for Private, Instrument and Commercial courses.

Mike Saylor, Flight Instructor (Primary and Instrument)

Mike Saylor is a retired Naval Flight Officer and joined our program in December 2016.  While in the Navy, he accrued over 2300 hours as a P-3 and P-8 Tactical / Sensor Coordinator with over 700 combat hours.  His hometown is Stephensport, KY and he now lives in Bryceville with his wife, Stephanie and 3 children.  He teaches Private, Instrument and Commercial courses of instruction.

Stacy Hanna, Flight Instructor (Primary)

Stacy Hanna is a graduate of the FSCJ Flight Training program and joined our cadre in April 2017.   He’s a retired Navy Quartermaster and teaches Private and Commercial courses of instruction.

Mike Wallen, Dispatch Operations Officer

Mike Wallen is the leader of the Dispatch Operations Team and comes to Sunrise after 27 years at American Airlines as a ramp agent.  Mike is also a Private Pilot and has been at Sunrise since Spring of 2014.

Vicky Wallen, Dispatcher

Carmen “Vicky” Wallen is our afternoon Dispatcher and is married to Mike.  She comes to Sunrise after 26 years at American Airlines as a ramp agent. Vicky has been at Sunrise since Spring of 2014.

Joseph Mitchell, Dispatcher

Joseph is our weekend Dispatcher. He is retired Navy and joined our team in December of 2016.

John Carmen, A&P Mechanic / IA

Dr. John Carmen is our airplane mechanic and has both his A & P certificate and his I.A. He is also an instructor at another major aviation university.