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 the airport's administration, financing, operations, maintenance, development, and implementation of the overall strategic plan.  He has over 25 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

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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, and brings over 20 years of financial experience from banking, job costing, financial management/ reporting and 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 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.

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Scott Nelson, Maintenance Supervisor

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

Scott Nelson has been with the Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority for 30 years. He started in ARFF/Operations in 1990 and moved into Maintenance in 2012.  In addition, Scott has a 21 year career with the 119th North Dakota Air National Guard in Fargo. He retired in 2009 as a Master Sergeant.  He is an EMT and has been a volunteer with the River Cities Speedway fire crew for 30 years, managing the fire and safety crew. He is currently serving the Airport Authority as the Maintenance Supervisor.

 

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Melissa Rader, Administrative Assistant

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

Melissa joined the Airport Authority in October 2019.

Employee Team

ARFF & Operations

Brandon Benjamin

Kyle Bradburn

Matthew Davis

Matthew Snell

Wayne Wetzel

Cason Dunker

Carter Gieseke

Russ Nelson

Maintenance

Lee DeLisle

Richard Denault

Lyle Drees

John Hesse

Dean Knutson

Nate Stevenson

Travis Stancyk

Iain Stallard

Custodians

Bertha Paupst

Ed Scherpinsky

Kent Aamot

Kim DesJarlais

 

Intern

Bradley Wheeler

Public Notices

GRAND FORKS REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

May 21, 2021  8:00 a.m.

For a complete AGENDA, please click here

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Environmental Assessment

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