Our Team

Staff

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Steve McCaughey

Executive Director

Known for his unquenchable thirst for flying and his passion to make meaningful positive impacts on the water flying community. Steve dreams big and will not relent until the job is done. His goal is to guide the Seaplane Foundation to achieving more than we ever believed possible as he makes the hard work enjoyable for all around him.

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Mark Twombly

Editor/Experience Manager

Mark’s skills as a editor help the Seaplane Foundation ensure that our messaging is clear and to the point. As the former editor of AOPA Pilot and the current editor of SPA’s WaterFlying magazine Mark brings a wealth of experience and perspective to helping us achieve our mission goals.

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Ann Gaines

Office Manager - Florida

Ann has been with the Seaplane Pilots Association and Seaplane Foundation since 2001. She ensures that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. With a strong eye for organization and detail, Ann provides stability to the foundation’s business.

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Steve McCaughey

Executive Director

Known for his unquenchable thirst for flying and his passion to make meaningful positive impacts on the water flying community. Steve dreams big and will not relent until the job is done. His goal is to guide the Seaplane Foundation to achieving more than we every believed possible as he makes the hard work enjoyable for all around him.

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Mark Twombly

Editor/Experience Manager

Mark’s skills as a editor help the Seaplane Foundation insure that our messaging is clear and to the point. As the former editor of AOPA Pilot and the current editor of SPA’s WaterFlying magazine mark brings a wealth of experience and perspective to helping us achieve our mission goals.

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Ann Gaines

Office Manager

Ann has been with the Seaplane Pilots Association and Seaplane Foundation since 2000. She insures that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. With a strong eye for organization and detail, Ann is the foundation of the foundation’s business.

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Christie Kenyon

Office Manager

Christie has been both an active volunteer and employee of the foundation since 2011. Working from California Christie travels extensively supporting our trade show and seaplane community activities.

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Christie Kenyon

Office Manager - California

Christie has been both an active volunteer and employee of the foundation since 2011. Working from California, Christie travels extensively supporting our trade show and seaplane community activities.

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Peter Christie

Assistant to the Director

Peter started working with the foundation as a passionate volunteer, which lead to him joining our staff to assist on a wide variety of research, mission achievement and sweat equity projects.

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Brad Fuller

Producer

As a passionate foundation volunteer Brad has extended his significant professional expertise in photography and video production to help the foundation produce the majority of It’s education and advocacy videos. He has donated invaluable services of his production company Florida Film and Tape to help us maximize our the quality of the media we make available to our members and the public.

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Phil Lockwood

Chairman

Phillip began his aviation career as a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology’s specialized School of aeronautics in 1982 with a bachelor of science in Air Commerce and Flight technology. He has been an active pilot since 1978 with over 3,000 hours accumulated in more than 100 different types of aircraft. Phillip has much experience in the field of evaluating and improving the performance and control harmony of Light Sport Aircraft.

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Stephen Williams

President

Steve started flying 34 years ago adding a Commercial and Instructor ratings and accumulating 5800 hours of PC time mostly in tailwheel aircraft and seaplanes. He currently flies a Cessna 185 on amphibs along with his wife Lisa Reece who holds a commercial seaplane rating and heads up the Maine Aeronautics Association, a grass-roots pilot’s organization serving Maine and New England.

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Harry Shannon

Treasurer

Harry opened Shannon Aircraft, Inc. in 1971 maintaining Cessna 180 and 185 straight-float and amphibious aircraft. In 1987 he went to work for Lake Aircraft in Bartow, FL, and then in 1991 he formed Amphibians Plus. In 2013, he was recognized by the Seaplane Pilots Association for his “personal commitment and passion for protecting and promoting the water flying community”.

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Gordon Richardson

Secretary

With over 5,000 hours of flight time much of that in seaplanes, Gordon has always been highly involved in community leadership both within and outside of the aviation community. As a passionate warbird pilot and former chairman of the Texas DOT Aviation Advisory Committee, he provides the Seaplane Foundation with a solid voice of wisdom and guidance.