My name is Diana Ocasio and I have been with Cornerstone since June, 2013. Most of my time was spent running the front desk at the Salt Lake City office, but I am currently the Senior CSRD/Student Checkride Coordinator/VA SCO and rotate between both offices. My favorite part of working at Cornerstone is meeting new people and learning their stories. I love to watch students progress and go on to realize their dreams of flying. Outside of work, I love dancing, BTS music (K-Pop), trying new food, and spending time with my fantasic kids!
Jacee is a CFI who earned his licenses with Cornerstone Aviation in Ogden, Utah. He was born and raised in West Jordan, Utah. Jacee now lives in Riverdale with his wife and three kids. Jacee has been a member of the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB for 18 years and holds the rank of Master Sergent. He was a Crew Chief on F-16’s and F-35’s. He has always had a passion for aviation and is planning on flying for Skywest and eventually Delta Airlines.
My name is Brandon Cronin. I grew up in Winter Park Colorado and have been living in Utah since 2010. I was a professional freestyle mogul skier for 13 years and travelled all over the US and Canada to compete. I retired from competitive skiing in 2015 and then finished my bachelors in Economics at the University of Utah. I have been flying with Cornerstone Aviation since 2018 and got my CFI in October 2020. I still ski for fun in the winter and mountain bike, slack line, frisbee golf, and camp in the summer.
My name is Bryce Lorentzen. I am originally from Ventura County California but moved to Utah in 2014 to attend the University of Utah and graduated in 2018 with a bachelors degree in meteorology. I earned my CFI certificate in September of 2020 and am currently working the front desk and instructing. Outside of flying I enjoy fly fishing, skiing, camping and watching Utah football.
My name is Andrew Moore and I grew up here in Salt Lake. I graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked on water resource projects up and down the Wasatch Front until I left the field in 2019 to enter the aviation world. Currently I am working at the front desk as well as instructing at Cornerstone. When I’m not flying I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and skiing with my wife in Utah’s spectacular outdoors.
My name is Tali Talburt. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and did all of my flight training out of sunny Scottsdale. I recently traded the desert for the mountains to continue my instructing at Cornerstone. In my free time I like to run, do pilates, and fly around with my dad! I hope to one day become a captain at a major airline!
My name is Stacie Whitford and I am the Education Coordinator for Cornerstone Aviation. I work mainly with our high school programs and the Liberty University students, but love working with any new student interested in flying. I have spent my live in the aviation industry. Both of my parents retired from the airlines and my husband flies for a Southwest. I hold a bachelors degree in aviation management and worked in several capacities for Skywest Airlines, including Infight Manager. I also spent time at United Airlines doing HR in Salt Lake City. I was the Aviation Admissions Counselor for Westminster College. I had the pleasure of joining the Cornerstone Aviation family in 2018 to continue doing what I love most…getting people into aviation!