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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meet on a regular basis in order to develop policies, approve the budget and assist in making major governance decisions regarding the school operations. The Board of Directors is the decision making body for AeroSTEM Academy. The Board is comprised of community members and parent members. All meetings are open to the public.


 Board of Directors:

  • David Heslop- Board President
  • Dallan Reese - Board Secretary
  • Les Sanders
  • Sandra Fowler
  • Suzanne Brown

Board Member Biographies: 

David Heslop
  • President, Board of Directors
  • Mr. Heslop held a 24-year Air Force career of decision-making and problem solving at various levels of management. He had 14 years of University administration experience, along with 7 years of County Government work in direct development of multi-million dollar budgets, management, and reporting to federal, state and local agencies. He received his Masters Business Admin/Marketing degree from Golden Gate University.

Dallan Reese 

Dallan Reese


  • Secretary, Board of Directors, 2019
  • Mr. Reese is a pilot for Southwest Airlines and retired US Air Force officer. He is an airplane flight instructor, commercial glider pilot, and a member of the board of directors for NCAI. Mr. Reese studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas and earned a Master’s degree from the USAF Air Command and Staff College. He is married to Charlotte Reese, a private pilot.
Les Sanders
Les is a Federal Aviation Administration certificated airplane pilot with nearly 7,000 flight hours and holds Flight Instructor Certificates for: Airplane, Single Engine Land ("CFI"), Multiengine Land ("MEI"), Airplane Instrument Instructor ("CFII"), Advanced Ground Instructor ("AGI"), and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Rating ("ATP"). In addition, Les holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Designated Subjects Career Technical Education ("CTE") Teaching Credential. Les is Chairman of the Northern California Aerospace Initiative ("NCAI") and volunteers for a number of civic and charitable organizations such Angel Flight, Experimental Aircraft Association and Civil Air Patrol.
Sue Brown
Suzanne Brown
  • Sue is a credentialed California Science teacher and owner of Yuba City Tutoring Center. She has worked at charter schools in Reno, NV and Grand Rapids, MI, including STEM-themed schools. She has a passion for education and advancing students achievement. Her husband works at Beale AFB. She looks forward to serving her community as a valued Board member!