Quiet Skies NorCal draws on the collective expertise of people from throughout the region, and on support from grassroots organizations such as SOSSC that have come together in response to this jet noise crisis. Practically all of the people involved in Quiet Skies NorCal are also engaged in such organizations, and so this is their second non-paying job, and their time and effort is doubly appreciated.
|Cheryl Poland – Fearless Leader and Mama Bear in Chief
In real life Cheryl is a business development exec, wheelin’ and dealin’ her way through corporate world with the effortless demeanor of a true professional.
Over the last year, fully dedicated to battling jet noise and mothering this regional organization.
Cheryl lives in Los Gatos / Summit, and wants her life back.
|Eric Rupp – Political Lead
Normally, a local businessman and a glider pilot.
But now, a stealthy political operative, bringing together residents, local elected officials, and the FAA
Eric lives in Santa Cruz, and wants his quiet life back.
|Ben Shelef – Techie One
During the day, a mechanical engineer.
At night, a caped crusader in the service of all who are oppressed by jet noise, wherever they are!
Ben lives in Saratoga, and wants his quiet life back.
|Dave Austin – Aviation Guru
In a previous life, a commercial pilot and captain for PSA and US Airways
Right now, busy teaching us everything we need to know about airplanes – when he’s not sipping Margaritas in Cabo.
Dave lives in Soquel, and wants his quiet life back
*This is not Dave Austin’s picture
|Adam Worral – Software Wizard
10 hours per day working on software for his formal employer, a search giant that shall remain anonymous
10 hours per day building our airplane tracking network of receivers, database, and user interface, as well as the creator of http://stop.jetnoise.net
4 hours per day: Eating, sleeping, and generally being merry.
Adam lives in Scotts Valley, and wants his life back.
|MaryJane Donforio – Social Media Tzar
Non-stop, on-call, high-octane social media powerhouse.
When MaryJane says “jump”, the internet asks “how high”.
MaryJane lives in Los Gatos / Summit, and wants her quiet life back.
|Barry Fitzgerald – Chief Evangelist
Between dawn and dusk – a BizDev Ninja
At all other times – Jet noise hunter-killer extraordinaire.
Barry lives in Los Gatos / Summit, and wants his quiet life back.