Nelson comes to Leading Edge Jet Center with a 29 year background in airport business development, FBO management, and aircraft management, acquisitions and sales.
Previous to his position as General Manager of Leading Edge Jet Center, Nelson worked at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California, servicing aircraft. His love for aircraft led him to a life of entrepreneurship with the founding of Shimoda Aircraft, an aircraft painting and detailing service, and then on to become the General Manager of the Palomar Airport Center FBO. Nelson was instrumental in the creation of the Premier Jet FBO at Palomar Airport (now owned and operated by Atlantic Aviation), serving as Project Manager during the design and construction phases and later as the Director of Operations.
Nelson’s other passions include hiking in the Cascades and taking in the forest views. He is an avid off-roader and outdoorsman. He enjoys dogs and horses, with a special love for Border Collies.
Nelson believes that business should be personal, not just business.
Nelson calls Sisters, Oregon home.
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