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LEADERSHIP
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Grant Sutherlin

President / Director of Sales & Acquisitions 

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Kim Sutherlin

Owner / Vice President of Development

SALES
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Adam Mabry

Sales Executive

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Bangaly "SaV" Savane

Sales Executive

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Whitney Wooldridge

Sales Executive

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SaleS EXECUTIVE

Thomas Cooper Watts Airmart Sales Associate Pilot

Cooper Watts

Sales ASSOCIATE

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Zach blumeier

Sales ASSOCIATE

Jim Distler Airmart Sales Associate Pilot

Jim Distler

Sales ASSOCIATE

ADMINISTRATION
Barbette Yingst Director Headshot

Barbette Yingst

Director of Administrative Operations & Executive Assistant

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Annie Gunning

Contracts & Closing Coordinator

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Livia volpini

OFFice coordinator

MARKETING
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Matt Gabbard

Demonstration Pilot & Advertising Coordinator

MAINTENANCE
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Austin bourland

Maintenance Manager

Nathan Parton Mechanic Headshot

Nathan Parton

Aircraft Mechanic 

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Cody Matthews

Aircraft mechanic

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James linville

maintenance Mechanic

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BRYLIE JO YINGST

MAINTENANCE MATERIALS & PLANNING COORDINATOR

AIRMART

AIRCRAFT SALES & BROKERAGE

4144 Aviator Road #150
Lexington, KY 40510

Located at the Blue Grass Airport (KLEX)

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About Grant

As the second generation of AirMart, Grant has been in general aviation his entire life. True to his passion for flying, Grant soloed on his 16th birthday - before getting his driver's license - and has been flying for more than 30 years. He is a commercial, instrument, and multi-engine rated pilot. Understanding what airplanes can be bought and sold for is critical for an inventory dealer. What Grant likes best about working with AirMart is the opportunity to share his true passion with others. Originally from Somerset, Kentucky, Grant lives in Lexington with Kim and their two children. When Grant isn't following aircraft trends or making acquisitions, he is training for his next triathlon or wakeboarding on Lake Cumberland.  

About Kim

Kim is working on her master’s degree in organizational psychology, and in her undergraduate years studied English/Communications before beginning her professional career with the Marriott Corporation. After several years in big-box corporate management, Kim started and then sold an advertising and web design company. She also holds a Kentucky real estate license. What Kim likes best about AirMart is listening to the stories each customer has to tell. Originally from Chicago, Kim lives in Lexington with Grant and their two children.

About Adam

Adam made his way around the pattern of every style of flying before landing on the AirMart team. His experience is impressively diverse. As a Commercial Multi-instrument rated pilot, Adam has flown for the airlines and on charter and has even been a skydive pilot. Adam’s favorite part of working with AirMart is linking aircraft buyers and sellers together, connecting everyone to the right plane. When Adam is not taking a customer on a demo flight or following new leads, he enjoys traveling in his personal Mooney, playing golf, and boating.

About Bangaly

Bangaly is a commercially rated pilot who has been flying for a decade. He loves the sky and and has touched down in every state in the US and Canada since joining our team. One thing Bangaly loves most about his job as Sales Executive is talking shop with AirMart’s customers. The people of aviation have stories as unique as the various makes and models they fly and Bangaly loves hearing about them all. In his spare time, Bangaly enjoys tinkering with vehicles (especially his), being outdoors, DIY home renovations, and experiencing other cultures through travel.

About Whitney

Whitney graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Neuropharmacology. She has always believed the sky has no limits and has been a pilot since 2019. She hopes to sit right seat in a Boeing one day and collect life-changing experiences by traveling the globe. Today, Whitney takes great pleasure in sharing her passion for aviation with our customers while continuing to grow as a pilot. When she’s not checking in with potential customers to uncover their aviation needs, Whitney loves flying, exercising, and spending time with her purebred Doberman Pinscher, Draco.

About TATE

Tate has been a pilot since 2013 and holds his commercial single engine land, commercial multi engine land with instruments privileges. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. One of the things Tate likes best in his role as Sales Executive is connecting buyers and sellers all over the country – even internationally – with each other. He enjoys being part of the AirMart team and says there is never a boring day in the office. When he’s not helping buyer and sellers with smooth aircraft transactions, Tate enjoys golfing, snow skiing, water-sports, and rock climbing – anything that gets him outdoors with friend. He is also an ardent University of Kentucky sports fan and can be found tailgating on most football weekends.

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About Cooper

Cooper went to Hanover College and earned a degree in Communications during his 4 years there. In early 2022 he had the opportunity to obtain his Private Pilot’s License. Cooper joined the AirMart team in 2023 continues to learn and grow as a pilot. He says that the best thing about working for AirMart is that every conversation revolves around aviation. In his spare time, Cooper enjoys studying for his next check-ride and visiting the local city parks.

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ZACH BLUMEIER

Zach is a General Aviation (GA) pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) with a passion for aviation that runs in the family. He attended Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and received all his pilot ratings from there. He began flying in 2017 and now works as a Sales Associate at AirMart, where he loves connecting with customers and helping them find the perfect aircraft for their needs. In his free time, Zach enjoys hanging out with friends, golfing, and fishing. His love for flying and his dedication to customer service make him a valuable resource for anyone looking to explore the world of aviation.

About Barbette

Barbette has a deep love of aviation and is passionate about her work. She grew up hearing stories of her grandfather’s adventures in his Stinson biplane, and her dad’s stint in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. But her love didn’t end with stories. Her husband, Chuck, served as an Army aviator for 30 years before retiring to the Lexington area with Barbette and their three daughters. When Barb is not overseeing the administrative operations of AirMart like a superhero, she enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and spoiling her two Corgis, Waffles and Tater.

About Annie

Annie’s love of aviation began as a child when she would fly commercially by herself to visit her grandparents each summer. She remembers the excitement of travelling alone and the kind generosity of the crew who took care of her along the way. One of her favorite experiences was visiting the flight deck of a 747 with all its lights and controls. Annie’s favorite part about working with AirMart is helping customers simplify transactions. She says she knows she’s done something right when a closing customer smiles and says, “You made that look easy.” Annie believes that nothing is better watching a smiling customer fly away in their new plane. In her free time, Annie loves to garden and visit new places, especially if those new places have beaches. She is a movie buff, Nintendo geek, and has been known to dominate in karaoke.

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About LIVIA

Livia is the friendly voice you hear when you give us a call. If you have the pleasure of visiting our offices, you will find out that she is also the queen of hospitality. She will work hard to make sure that your visit is comfortable and pleasant. She loves connecting with customers and helping in any way that she can. When she isn’t taking care of customers in the office, she enjoys going on camping trips with her family in their RV.

About Matt

Matt has been flying for three decades. He is a CFII and CSIP, ASEL and AMEL. As a proficient demo/ferry pilot, Matt uses his knowledge of different aircraft and avionics to write comprehensive listings of our aircraft for sale. Matt is also our resident shutterbug. With a keen eye for detail, lighting, the composition, Matt takes the photos that make out listings stand off the page. A true renaissance man, Matt enjoys traveling internationally with his family and adding to his expansive knowledge of history and astronomy. He also uses his degree in music to compose choral and instrumental scores.

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About Austin

Austin is an A&P IA. He learned to fly 8 years ago at the beginning of his AirMart career. Austin loves performing maintenance and acquisition test flights and visiting airports around the country to perform pre-purchase inspections. If the weather is nice, you can find Austin in the great outdoors. In addition to his passion for flying Austin enjoys, fishing, motorcycles, hiking and camping, and most importantly boating.

About Nathan

Nathan served in the Marines for 5 years as an aviation mechanic, and has worked in aviation since he got out of the service in 2019.Nathan joined our team in 2021 and didn’t waste any time becoming an integral part of the maintenance staff. He loves to be outdoors, especially trail riding on his RZR. Nathan also enjoys riding his Harley whenever he gets the chance. Nathan and his wife welcomed their first baby in the spring of 2022.

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About CODY

Cody began working in the aviation field in 2013. His first jobs were sheet metal work and painting. He joined the AirMart maintenance team in 2022, and we are so glad he did. Cody is a hard worker and a wonderful addition to the maintenance staff. When Cody was a child he spent a lot of time outdoors with his father, so it is no surprise that he spends as much time outdoors as he can. If you are looking for him on the weekends, you might find him hunting, fishing, or crafting a hand-made knife or two.

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About James

James began working for AirMart in 2022, and we soon found out that he is a “jack-of-all-trades.” As a maintenance mechanic, he continues to grow his skills every day. James has been a pilot for 3 years, and would really love to earn his CFI, CFII, and MEI in the future. James loves working at AirMart because he says that he appreciates the opportunity to learn and grow each and every day. When James isn’t working on airplanes, he loves to hang out with his beautiful wife.

About BrylieJo

BrylieJo started at AirMart in 2020 as the receptionist and has held several other positions in the company before landing in the Maintenance Department as the Maintenance Materials & Planning Coordinator. She has been around aviation her whole life – her dad is a former Blackhawk pilot. She enjoys being a part of the maintenance team and says that her co-workers are amazing people to work with. When BrylieJo isn’t tracking down parts and materials, she is a student working towards an engineering technology degree. In her free time, she loves reading, hiking, zip-lining, and kayaking. She is also a proud dog momma to the funniest Pomzu in the world, Guido.