Board Members


Steve Rushford

Steve Rushford

Director
Rebecca Reeder

Rebecca Reeder

Director

Rebecca Reeder is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Do Good Bus — a transportable community service venture based in Los Angeles, CA. Her background is in event planning and community based projects and the aviation world is relatively new to Rebecca as she moved to Mojave in 2014.  She’s worked all over the world including the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Hong Kong, and Toronto. Her goals in business and in life are to create community, take action and remind people to have fun.

Ursula Finkbeiner

Ursula Finkbeiner

Director
Bill Deaver

Bill Deaver

Vice President— Founding Director

Bill Deaver is a public and government relations consultant and the former editor and publisher of the Mojave Desert News. He writes a weekly column in the Antelope Valley Press.

Bill served on the staffs of two Members of Congress and a California State Assemblyman; held positions in the administrations of  Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in Washington, D.C., with a public relations firm operated by his brother, the late Michael K. Deaver, in Washington, D.C. and served some 20 years in law enforcement.

Bill is Chairman of the East Kern Economic Alliance, Secretary of the Mojave Chamber of Commerce, President of the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation, President of the Mojave Community Medical Center, Inc., the Edwards Community Alliance, and the Kern Transportation Foundation; and is on the boards of the Quad Healthcare Consortium, and the Kern County Air Pollution Control District Variance Hearing Board, and the East Kern Educational Resource Network, working to develop a university in the High Desert;  and is a member of the Edwards Air Force Base Civilian/Military Support Group.

Cathy Hansen

Cathy Hansen

President — Founding Director

A long time aviatrix and community leader, Cathy Hansen is a past president and served as a Director of the East Kern Airport District Board of Directors for seventeen years.

Cathy is a past president of the Mojave Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Bakersfield Council Navy League and currently serves as a Navy League National Director. Together with her husband, Al Hansen, the pair maintains a small fleet of vintage aircraft at the Mojave Air & Spaceport, some of which have been used in movies and television shows.