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!
My name is Jessica. I was born and raised in Southern California and have lived in Utah for 14 years. I absolutely LOVE flying! It’s my therapy. Two years ago, I decided to practice what I preach to my children about following their dreams by following one of mine…to be a pilot. I’ve embarked on a total career change and have enjoyed every minute of it. Cornerstone Aviation has given this ole’ gal a shot and are molding me into the pilot I’ve always dreamed of. During my free time, I absolutely love spending time with my family. We enjoy being outdoors and exploring new places.
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 Tyler and I’m originally from central New Hampshire. For the last 7 years I was a Navy Diver in San Diego and Pearl Harbor. I decided to change careers and follow my passion for flying through Cornerstone Aviation. I earned my Private Pilot Certificate in August, 2021 and started as a full time Aviation student through Liberty University Online while I work the front desk. Eventually I’d like to fly for Envoy, but I’ll see where the industry takes me. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, backpacking, and snowboarding.
My name is Maddy Latham. I’ve lived most of my life in Syracuse UT and have always been fascinated by airplanes. When I was a Senior in High school my uncle took me up in his private airplane and I like to joke it was “love at first flight”! I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I am currently working at the front desk and saving up to get my Private Pilot’s License! In my spare time I love drawing, acting, and dancing around my kitchen.
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!