OUR TEAM

We are a team of dedicated aviation professionals, committed to delivering the highest standard of care — and always aiming higher.

KIMBERLY HERRELL
OWNER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Owner and CEO Kimberly Herrell is a 19-year aviation industry veteran. She drives the company’s overall vision with the same determination and commitment to excellence that has defined the first-in-class jet charter operator’s success for a milestone 30 years.

A graduate of Utah Valley University, Kim first made her mark in luxury hospitality prior to applying the invaluable experience to the private aviation industry. She joined Schubach Aviation in 2005, was appointed to President in 2018 by retired company namesake and founder Henry Schubach, and acquired the business in January 2020. As CEO, Kim drives Schubach Aviation’s overall vision and corporate values. Under her leadership, Schubach Aviation has instituted a “safety first” organizational culture, earning safety recognition exceeding the required FAA regulations (including IS-BAO Sage 3, Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and ARG/US Platinum). She oversees marketing, sales, and business development initiatives with a strategic focus on future growth, maintaining a values-driven company culture, and delivering immersive aviation experiences for clients interested in customizable adventures. In 2018, Kim launched Schubach Aviation’s successful Elevated Excursions program, followed in 2020 by the company’s VIP ACCESS program, a curated collection of one-of-a-kind travel opportunities developed exclusively with the company’s world-class partners that has been featured in Forbes Lifestyle, Robb Report, and CNN Travel. In 2023, she established a partnership with Waverly restaurant to debut a Schubach Aviation-exclusive elevated in-flight dine and drink menu by Michelin-recognized Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski.

Kim champions Schubach Aviation’s enduring commitment to philanthropy and in 2022 introduced a new philanthropic initiative, Miles that Matter. It encompasses the company’s annual philanthropic contributions, donations, and events and will benefit San Diego-based Monarch School, Shelter to Soldier, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Curebound.

Kim was recently named one of San Diego Magazine’s 2023 “Women of the Year,” has been honored by Visit CA as a “California Woman Making [Her] Mark,” in addition to being recognized as one of San Diego’s 500 most influential business leaders by the San Diego Business Journal. In 2022, she joined the Board of Directors of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the leading national trade association representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses.

When not leading Schubach, Kim enjoys exploring the globe through international travel with her family.

Kimberly Herrel
Kimberly Herrel

KIMBERLY HERRELL
OWNER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Owner and CEO Kimberly Herrell is a 19-year aviation industry veteran. She drives the company’s overall vision with the same determination and commitment to excellence that has defined the first-in-class jet charter operator’s success for a milestone 30 years.

A graduate of Utah Valley University, Kim first made her mark in luxury hospitality prior to applying the invaluable experience to the private aviation industry. She joined Schubach Aviation in 2005, was appointed to President in 2018 by retired company namesake and founder Henry Schubach, and acquired the business in January 2020. As CEO, Kim drives Schubach Aviation’s overall vision and corporate values. Under her leadership, Schubach Aviation has instituted a “safety first” organizational culture, earning safety recognition exceeding the required FAA regulations (including IS-BAO Sage 3, Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and ARG/US Platinum). She oversees marketing, sales, and business development initiatives with a strategic focus on future growth, maintaining a values-driven company culture, and delivering immersive aviation experiences for clients interested in customizable adventures. In 2018, Kim launched Schubach Aviation’s successful Elevated Excursions program, followed in 2020 by the company’s VIP ACCESS program, a curated collection of one-of-a-kind travel opportunities developed exclusively with the company’s world-class partners that has been featured in Forbes Lifestyle, Robb Report, and CNN Travel. In 2023, she established a partnership with Waverly restaurant to debut a Schubach Aviation-exclusive elevated in-flight dine and drink menu by Michelin-recognized Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski.

Kim champions Schubach Aviation’s enduring commitment to philanthropy and in 2022 introduced a new philanthropic initiative, Miles that Matter. It encompasses the company’s annual philanthropic contributions, donations, and events and will benefit San Diego-based Monarch School, Shelter to Soldier, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Curebound.

Kim was recently named one of San Diego Magazine’s 2023 “Women of the Year,” has been honored by Visit CA as a “California Woman Making [Her] Mark,” in addition to being recognized as one of San Diego’s 500 most influential business leaders by the San Diego Business Journal. In 2022, she joined the Board of Directors of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the leading national trade association representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses.

When not leading Schubach, Kim enjoys exploring the globe through international travel with her family.

Trey Munday

Trey Munday
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Trey Munday joined the Schubach Aviation team in May 2022, to oversee daily operations with an eye toward the company’s long-term goals and vision, leveraging an extensive background in supporting high-growth companies prepare to scale. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from San Diego State University and spent 15 years in the banking industry, in both securities trading and business lending. In 2010, he founded a CFO consulting firm which served clients in industries ranging from eCommerce to ecological consulting to software development.

Munday comes from a long lineage of aviators and recently earned his private pilot certificate with an instrument rating. He lives in Carlsbad with his wife and boys. Trey and his wife, Joanna, run a non-profit that provides surfing experiences to children with special needs in honor of their late son, Jack Munday, who was an avid surfer.

Trey Munday

Trey Munday
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Trey Munday joined the Schubach Aviation team in May 2022, to oversee daily operations with an eye toward the company’s long-term goals and vision, leveraging an extensive background in supporting high-growth companies prepare to scale. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from San Diego State University and spent 15 years in the banking industry, in both securities trading and business lending. In 2010, he founded a CFO consulting firm which served clients in industries ranging from eCommerce to ecological consulting to software development.

Munday comes from a long lineage of aviators and recently earned his private pilot certificate with an instrument rating. He lives in Carlsbad with his wife and boys. Trey and his wife, Joanna, run a non-profit that provides surfing experiences to children with special needs in honor of their late son, Jack Munday, who was an avid surfer.

Daemon Hruda
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

A highly experienced aviator, Daemon oversees Schubach Aviation’s flight operations and compliance with FAA regulations. He has flown for over 20 years, holds a Bachelor Degree in Aviation Management and has served as an FAA approved company check airman. He has captained the CJ series, Hawker, Citation Sovereign, Challenger 300, and Gulfstream IV and in that time gained extensive worldwide flight experience. Daemon has been with Schubach Aviation for over 12 years and has exemplified leadership, commitment to following best practices and an in depth understanding of FAA rules and regulations. As Director of Operations, he works closely with flight crews ensuring that compliance and safety standards are strictly adhered to. He is actively engaged in our daily flight operations, personally vetting, and releasing every flight.

Daemon Hruda
Daemon Hruda

Daemon Hruda
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

A highly experienced aviator, Daemon oversees Schubach Aviation’s flight operations and compliance with FAA regulations. He has flown for over 20 years, holds a Bachelor Degree in Aviation Management and has served as an FAA approved company check airman. He has captained the CJ series, Hawker, Citation Sovereign, Challenger 300, and Gulfstream IV and in that time gained extensive worldwide flight experience. Daemon has been with Schubach Aviation for over 12 years and has exemplified leadership, commitment to following best practices and an in depth understanding of FAA rules and regulations. As Director of Operations, he works closely with flight crews ensuring that compliance and safety standards are strictly adhered to. He is actively engaged in our daily flight operations, personally vetting, and releasing every flight.

Philip Kost

Philip Kost
Director of Safety

Phil has a true passion for aviation safety. The consummate knowledge seeker, Phil regularly attends national aviation safety conferences and has completed several aviation management certification courses. He holds a BS in Major Commercial Aviation and a BA in Aviation Management from the University of North Dakota. In April of 2020 he was appointed to the NATA (National Air Transportation Association) Flight Operator Covid-19 Safety Committee. Phil has been a professional pilot for 12 years beginning his career as a Certified Flight Instructor and has served as Chief Pilot at another part 135 charter operation. He has been with Schubach Aviation for 7 years and holds type ratings in the CJ series and Citation Latitude.

Philip Kost

Philip Kost
Director of Safety

Phil has a true passion for aviation safety. The consummate knowledge seeker, Phil regularly attends national aviation safety conferences and has completed several aviation management certification courses. He holds a BS in Major Commercial Aviation and a BA in Aviation Management from the University of North Dakota. In April of 2020 he was appointed to the NATA (National Air Transportation Association) Flight Operator Covid-19 Safety Committee. Phil has been a professional pilot for 12 years beginning his career as a Certified Flight Instructor and has served as Chief Pilot at another part 135 charter operation. He has been with Schubach Aviation for 7 years and holds type ratings in the CJ series and Citation Latitude.

ALDON COLBY
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE

One of the most experienced maintenance professionals in the industry, Aldon Colby provides comprehensive maintenance oversight of Schubach Aviation’s fleet. For over 30 years Aldon has served as an indispensable resource for aircraft owners and is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge, meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to maintaining aircraft at only the highest standard. His team provides maintenance tracking, logbook oversight and precise record keeping brining considerable benefit to aircraft owners in maintaining the assets value over time. Aldon is the owner of Hangar One Aircraft Maintenance, the only full-service, FAA approved, Part 142 repair station based at Palomar Airport. He oversees a growing staff of dedicated airplane mechanics, ensuring that Schubach’s fleet aircraft receive immediate, real time attention limiting maintenance related aircraft down time. Aldon works in partnership with aircraft manufacturers Textron, Bombardier, Embraer, and Gulfstream, leveraging decades long relationships to provide complete maintenance care.

Aldon-Bio
Aldon-Bio

ALDON COLBY
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE

One of the most experienced maintenance professionals in the industry, Aldon Colby provides comprehensive maintenance oversight of Schubach Aviation’s fleet. For over 30 years Aldon has served as an indispensable resource for aircraft owners and is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge, meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to maintaining aircraft at only the highest standard. His team provides maintenance tracking, logbook oversight and precise record keeping brining considerable benefit to aircraft owners in maintaining the assets value over time. Aldon is the owner of Hangar One Aircraft Maintenance, the only full-service, FAA approved, Part 142 repair station based at Palomar Airport. He oversees a growing staff of dedicated airplane mechanics, ensuring that Schubach’s fleet aircraft receive immediate, real time attention limiting maintenance related aircraft down time. Aldon works in partnership with aircraft manufacturers Textron, Bombardier, Embraer, and Gulfstream, leveraging decades long relationships to provide complete maintenance care.

GEOFF SAVAGE
CHARTER MANAGER

GEOFF SAVAGE
CHARTER MANAGER

In addition to our leadership team, Schubach Aviation is made up of many dedicated, professional pilots and office support team members. They are a vital part of our organization and we wouldn’t be Schubach Aviation without them. If you are interested in joining our team please inquire for current openings.