Executive Staff & Support Crew
Our support staff keeps our operation running smoothly and our planes in the air.
Jeremy "El Guapo" Reiley, Owner/CEO
Jeremy Reiley has been passionate about aviation since birth. He grew up in Harlingen, TX surrounded by the Confederate/Commemorative Air Force (CAF), and started flying in New Braunfels, TX in the early 90s. He is passionate about sharing aviation and inspiring the next generation of young aviators. Jeremy has enjoyed teaching Boy Scout Aviation merit badge, led church retreats, and loves participating in Young Eagles flights.
He owns multiple businesses in the Rio Grande Valley, and says he’s good at anything if it has to do with airplanes, guns, or hunting. He’s been a longtime member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), EAA Warbirds of America, and the CAF, and loves flying airshows and fly-ins.
He is excited to see the growth of Texas Aviation Academy and the aviation industry through networking, and welcoming people into the aviation family. His business model strives to invest in people to help them succeed and accommodate their flying dreams come true by being fair, honest, affordable, and operating with a high level of integrity.
Hunter "Hurricane" Reiley, Owner/CEO
Hunter Reiley graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science in 2018. He is an Eagle Scout, 2-time National Champion Pistol Shooter, scuba diver, and has over 1000 hours in total flight time in 20+ different types of aircraft; 300+ of those hours in Warbirds. Hunter is a CAF and AOPA Member, and is a frequent Oshkosh AirVenture flyer. He has flown in airshows all over the country, and lives to fly and share aviation with the upcoming generation.
Ruben J. Saldana, Jr., Chief of Sales
Ruben was born in Harlingen, TX, raised in El Paso, TX, and graduated from Weslaco High School in 2014, where he participated in 4-H as a State 4-H officer. 4-H has inspired Ruben to make investments of time and knowledge in today’s youth. Immediately after high school, he guided hunts for IBC King Ranch from 2014 - 2016. Following his time on King Ranch, he went on to manage ranch real estate, brokered corporate hunts and entertained clients. Ruben is a Pilot with aspirations of a career in corporate aviation and aviation management. He enjoys public relations, sales, and marketing and, in his leisure time, loves flying, hunting, fishing, and playing his guitar.
Devyn Collie, Dispatch
Devyn is a Dispatcher at Texas Aviation Academy. They schedule students, ensure the planes are ready to fly, create and oversee TAA's website and social media pages, and care for the facility as needed. She is earning her Instrument Rating, and is interviewing to fly for the Air Force Reserves.
Heather Duffin, Dispatch
Heather is a Dispatcher at Texas Aviation Academy. She schedules students, ensures the planes are ready to fly, and cares for the facility as needed. She is also a Real Estate Agent, and earning her Private Pilot's Certificate.