Meet The Directors

Steve Cantrell

President

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Randy Eary

Vice President

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Will Worthington

Treasurer

Will is a registered civil engineer in AZ and CA and retired after supervising much of the planning and design of the Central Arizona Project.  He also retired after 30 years in the Army and Arizona Army National Guard.  He has over 5,000 hours as pilot in command and holds commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates. Will’s flies his Cessna 182 RG for business and pleasure, and for numerous conservation organizations throughout North America as a volunteer pilot for LightHawk, a non-profit aviation and conservation organization for whom he also serves as member of the board of directors.  He and Sandy recently celebrated their 55th anniversary and enjoy their home in Carefree.

Meet The Board Members

Phil Barrett

Secretary

Phil Barrett is an instrument-rated private pilot based at the Deer Valley Airport. Phil received his pilot’s license in 2000 while stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Sacramento, California. He and his wife own a 1963 Cessna 182F. They enjoy flights to Southern California, Las Vegas, and Baja, Mexico. Phil has served for several years as the Secretary and chief pancake flipper for the Deer Valley Pilots Association.

Richard Schmidt

Richard Schmidt is a Commercial pilot, CFI-A&I, A&P/IA, and a FAASTeam Representative. He owns a Beech B55 Baron and a Van's RV-8A. He enjoys formation flying, and flies as a charter pilot in Barons and King Airs at Southwest Aircraft Charter.  Richard has led DVPA’s effort with the City on Battery Maintainers and the re-write of the GA Handbook and the Independent Mechanics and Flight Instructor regulations. 

Martin Goldfarb

Martin has been a DVPA board member since 2019 and believes a strong tenant association is vital to the success of Deer Valley Airport.  As a former part 135 charter operator based on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, he flew clients across the eastern US from Florida to Maine with the common goal of getting them to and from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard resort islands. Since he began his  aviation career in 1969, he has added ATP, CFI-A/G/I and A&P, IA certificates. In retirement, he has flown charitable flights to Mexico for LIGA International and local conservation flights for Lighthawk. Presently, he flys his Piper Seneca and the 1948 Piper Vagabond he purchased in 1975 from the busiest GA airport in the US.

Jeff Flaherty

Jeff’s deep-seated passion for flying began at an early age when he first began taking flying lessons at the age of 12 in Aurora, Oregon (KUAO). It wasn't until fifteen years later when he acquired his pilot's license and first plane, a 1969 Piper Cherokee 140, which he still currently flies. Jeff works in wealth management and resides in Cave Creek with his fiancée, Kelly. When they're not out in search of the "$100 hamburger", they can be found driving Jeff's vintage cars and participating in various car events and clubs around town.

Bill Woods

I’ve flown out of DVT for well over 30 years.   I obtained my pilot’s license in the spring of 1983 and a couple years later I joined a partnership that owned a Cherokee 180.    After gaining a few hours flight time my wife, Cynthia, and I began really enjoying the freedom of flying in Arizona and the desert southwest attending breakfasts and various fly-ins and making new flying friends. In late 1998 Cynthia and I began considering leaving our partnership and obtaining out own plane and because we had several friends with Beechcraft Bonanzas we decided to purchase a Bonanza and in early 1999 we purchased ours.  When I’m not in the DVT hangar I spend my time financing real estate.

Bert Lewis

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Glenn True

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