• Crystal Grimmett

    Aircraft Structure Mechanic

    On the noisy production floor, Crystal Grimmett paved her way to success. As a sheet metal mechanic for the legendary Citation Latitude, Grimmett shares some of the challenges she has overcome as a female in aviation.

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  • David John

    Commercial Truck Driving Instructor

    “I became interested in the military in high school after a visit from a recruiter. I understood at the time that higher education wasn't going to be the best option for me, but that I needed job skills that would set me up for a career. 

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  • Jessica Good

    Jessica Good

    Customer Account Manager

    Jessica Good grew up seeing family members work in the aviation industry, but she had no idea how many opportunities the field presented. Today, she's working in a job she never knew existed until she started at Textron Aviation.

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  • Jonas Cruz

    UPS Preloader Scanner

    My father and his brothers served in the military, and as a kid I was always struck by how patriotic they were. That influence shaped my decision to become a soldier. I joined the Army Reserve with my two brothers right after graduating from Garden City High School, with the goal of earning the GI...

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  • Josh Huston

    Josh Huston

    Manager, Tool Engineering

    Josh Huston earned his GED, attended a technical school to continue his education, then went on to earn a mechanical engineering degree. Today, he's been working at Textron Aviation for more than 14 years. 

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  • Martina Farrell

    Ready-Mix Truck Driver

    After 4 years working in the construction field, I was ready for a change. I was offered a job driving a dump truck if I could get a commercial driver’s license, so I studied hard, got my CDL, and began driving for a living. Having a class A CDL and some experience under my belt opened up lots of...

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  • Maverick Aggson

    Boat-Building Apprentice

    When I was young, I desperately wanted to be a sea captain. I would make boats out of paper, Legos, old baskets and cardboard to float in the kitchen sink. The ocean and people’s relationship with it drew me in. I knew I’d be happy at the helm of any vessel, from the greatest of ocean liners to the...

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  • Pili Barker

    Manager, Special Missions Bids and Proposal

    Pili Barker shares her journey of empowerment, from the strength displayed by her mother, to being empowered to succeed herself, to now being an inclusive leader for female voices on her own team.

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  • Tracy Leopold

    Vice President of North America Customer Service Centers

    Tracy Leopold knew she wanted to work in aviation since she attended airshows with her family as a child. Since starting at Cessna over 20 years ago, Tracy has served customers in every aspect and phase of their buying and ownership journey—from aircraft deliveries to Global Parts Sales. Today,...

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  • Veronica Lara

    Bus Paraeducator

    As a child growing up in Mexico, my goal was to become a teacher. I helped my mom take care of my siblings, which sparked my love for childcare and education. To this day, I love working with children and enjoy advocating for everyone to treat others how they would like to be treated.

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