San Mateo County Airports Staff

County of San Mateo Airports

  • Rochelle Kiner

    Deputy Director of Public Works

    • Earned a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of San Francisco
    • Rochelle has held the position of Deputy Director of Administrative Services and Airports with the County of San Mateo since 2015
    • Her hobbies include: Bicycling, hiking, reading, and walking along the beach
  • Gretchen Kelly

    Airport Manager

    • MPA University of Southern California, BS in Aviation Management from San Jose State University
    • 25 years aviation experience including FAA grant funding and regulatory compliance, medium-hub airport operations, and corporate flight planning
    • Bay Area native, private pilot, and coffee enthusiast
  • Michael Byrne

    Assistant Airport Manager

    • BS in Aviation Operations with a Minor in Business from San Jose State Aviation
    • Ten years of airline and airport operations (SJC, SQL, HAF, SFO)
    • Hobbies: Billiards, BBQing and home improvement projects
  • Davi Howard

    Airport Communications Specialist

    • Former Air Traffic Controller with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) & Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    • Career highlights include 10 years in the USAF followed by 26 years with the FAA at SQL, SJC and SFO
    • Private pilot, proud father, former aircraft builder, and aficionado of high-quality technology and vehicles
  • Meena Sharma

    Administrative Assistant II

    • Born and raised in Fiji
    • Meena has worked for SMC Airports for 20 years, Fiji School of Business graduate
    • Hobbies: Hiking daily, traveling, and spending time with her husband, three children, and young grandchildren.
  • Jennell Manion

    Airports Project Specialist II

    • Bay Area native with 5 years of public service at the San Mateo County Department of Public Works
    • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Geographic Information Systems
    • Dog mom, gardening enthusiast, and friend to all beneficial insects
  • Lester Proctor

    Airport Operations Specialist II

    • BS degree from San Francisco State University; Airline Transport Pilot; and Airframe & Powerplant mechanic
    • Aviation experience includes: Working as the Mendocino County Airport Supervisor, EMS pilot, Air tanker and air attack pilot
    • Hobbies include: Home remodeling, motorcycles, music, and antique aircraft restoration
  • Scott Yelich

    Lead Airports Operations Specialist II

    • MBA and BS in Aeronautics from San Jose State University
    • Commercial pilot with Instrument rating, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic rating and advanced Ground Instructor
    • Former faculty member at SJSU, taught a wide range of aviation program courses
    • County of San Mateo Airports employee for 12 years. Loving husband and loves to travel
  • John Kauzlaric

    Airports Operations Specialist I

    • BS Electrical Engineering University of Colorado Boulder
    • 3 years experience with County of San Mateo Airports, experience with Computer and Network Administration for Financial Technologies and Geological Sciences
    • Loves Home Improvement Projects, Rock Climbing, Camping and Kayaking
  • Michael Scully

    Airports Operations Specialist I

    • Earned a bachelor's degree from Chico State University
    • Lifelong San Mateo County resident, Proud father of two daughters, Private pilot and aircraft owner, Extensive experience as local business owner
    • Hobbies include: flying, health and fitness and bike riding of which he once rode his bicycle 3,103 miles from California to Delaware.
  • Julian Yee

    Airports Operations Specialist I

    • B.S. Aviation, San Jose State University
    • Career highlights include aircraft fueling, commercial and general aviation, airline ticket agent, and SJC Internship
    • Champion power lifter, badminton player, swimmer, and consumer of craft beer (off-duty)
  • Tony Bond

    Airports Operations Specialist I

    • 40 years’ experience as an aircraft maintenance technician including 3 years as a helicopter mechanic aboard a tuna seiner traveling the world's oceans
    • Tony spent time with NASA retrofitting an Alpha jet for NASA’s scientists. 2 years with County of San Mateo airports as operations specialist
    • Love to travel to out of the way places and offload to remote campsites, all over the world
  • Michael Dutton

    Airports Operations Specialist I

    • Aviation Operations Degree from San Jose State University
    • Commercial pilot with fixed wing and helicopter ratings
    • Experience with airport operations and flight training schools
    • Mike is an Eagle Scout and all around aviation buff
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