Waael brings 20 years of aviation and flight department experience in the Pacific Northwest to provide support and expert guidance for aircraft owners, family offices, and corporations to deliver an outstanding aircraft ownership experience. A pilot with a versatile background that includes crew and asset management, FBO ground services and flight operations, Waael facilitates a seamless operation, ensuring optimum utilization of the aircraft, with the utmost privacy, security and highest safety standards. Before joining Clay Lacy, he served as a key account manager for a leading aircraft management company, and as flight operations supervisor for a multi-airframe ARGUS Platinum charter operator. Waael also held various leadership positions at a Portland based operator, overseeing fleet operations, line service, and general management of the private hangar facilities. He has also served as a law enforcement officer in Oregon and holds multi-engine type-rating as a commercial pilot.