Mission Statement: To provide transportation and related services and facilities that meet the current and future needs of the community.

Executive Director

Ryan Riesinger

Ryan Riesinger, C.M., Executive Director

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 795-6981  Fax: (701) 795-6979

Ryan joined the Grand Forks Airport Authority in January 2016 as the Executive Director. He is responsible for developing and implementing the overall strategic plan for the airport. He has over 23 years of experience in the airport industry and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Airport Management from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives and a licensed private pilot.

 

Management Team

Tanna Aasand

Tanna Aasand, Director of Finance & Administration

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 738-4647  Fax: (701) 795-6979

Tanna joined the Authority in August 2016. She directs and performs the airport's Finance operations along with Human Resource Management, ACDBE program liason, PFC's and Marketing/website.  Tanna holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and a minor in Marketing.

 

Rick Audette

Rick Audette, Operations & Maintenance Manager

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 795-6981  Fax: (701) 795-6979

Rick has been with the Authority for 37 years during which this time he has held numerous positions.  He oversees the ARFF/Ops and Maintenance Staff and also is the acting Security Coordinator for the Airport.

 

Joey Casteglione

Joseph Castiglione, C.M., ARFF/Operations Supervisor

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 738-4632   Fax: (701) 795-6979

Joseph is the ARFF/Operations Supervisor for the Grand Forks Airport. He is responsible for security and operations, overseeing FAA and TSA regulations, and managing Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical Services at the airport,. He holds a bachelors of Airport Management from the University of North Dakota and an Associates of Fire Science from the Community College of the Air Force. Joseph also serves in the 119th North Dakota Air National Guard Fire and Emergency Services flight.

Joel Borhart

Joel Borhart, Maintenance Supervisor

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 738-4636  Fax: (701) 795-6979

Joel joined the Authority in 2014 as a Maintenance Specialist.  In 2016 Joel assumed the Maintenance Supervisor position. He is responsible for making sure the airport's equipment, buildings, and surfaces are properly maintained.

 

Coleen Peterson

Coleen Peterson, Executive Assistant

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701)795-6981   Fax: (701) 795-6979

Coleen has been with the Authority since 2005. She provides administrative support for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, and processes accounts payable and other financial tasks for the Director of Finance/Administration. She built and maintains the airport website, and is also on the airport's marketing team. She is the "first face" of the Airport Authority and assists airport tenants and airline passengers whenever needed.

Employee Team

ARFF & Operations

Andrew Gregory

Daniel Myles

Dylan Todd

James Mozey

Kyle Bradburn

Matthew Davis

Matthew Snell

Wayne Wetzel

Maintenance

Andrew Rosenwinkel

Clark Borhart

Kyle Bjornstad

Lee DeLisle

Nate Stevenson

Scott Nelson

Travis Stancyk

Custodians

Bertha Paupst

Ed Scherpinsky

Kent Aamot

Kim DesJarlais

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