Coming from a non-aviation background, Coby was unsure what to expect as he began to pursue aviation. He began his training at Minnesota State University, Mankato and quickly realized that a career in aviation had many more possibilities than he had originally dreamed. Although there is nothing like soaring above the clouds, his favorite part is undoubtedly the people that make this career path so amazing. His mentors, colleagues, flight-training friends, and ACE Camp family are all inspiring relationships. Currently Coby has been gaining his experience and sharing his knowledge as a flight instructor at Minnesota State University, Mankato and has recently accepted a job as a First Officer for Compass Airlines. His favorite part of ACE is getting to share his excitement of flying with the students. Seeing young minds get excited after the incredible experiences during ACE Camp has become a simple reminder to Coby just how fun aviation life can be. Through college, flight training, extra curricular activities and programs such as ACE Camp Coby has gained a true passion for the industry. He is extremely grateful for the training and relationships he has formed along the way and is incredibly excited to see where the journey leads him next. Coby has been a counselor since 2015.