Nathan is our Manager on Duty (MOD) for our Maintenance Operation Control (MOC) department at Envoy Headquarters. Since joining Envoy more than 10 years ago, Nathan has been an Aircraft Mechanic, Lead Technician, Crew Chief, Supervisor, MOC Controller and now runs the day-to-day operation for our MOC team.
What is the best advice you’ve received?
The best advice is actually a quote from Neil Barringham – “The grass is always greener where you water it,” which is a derivative from “the grass is always greener on the other side.” This has been monumental to my life decisions. I find gratification with investing my time and effort into my work environment and improving everything I can to the best of my ability.
What keeps you motivated in a fast-paced industry like aviation?
I’m motivated by my career goals – aviation is a field that provides plenty of opportunities to move up and do what you enjoy. One of my life goals is to positively affect as many people as I can and leave a lasting impression.
What’s the most rewarding part of your current position?
I can’t choose! Sometimes an aircraft breaks down in an outstation and it’s our job to coordinate getting it returned to service. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment when we’re able to keep the operation moving and help customers reach their destinations. I also enjoy running our MOC team – everyone from flight crews to dispatchers, customer service teams and more reach out to us to help keep our operation moving smoothly.
What might people not know about you?
I’m a vegetarian, and a motorcycle enthusiast – everything from off-road, terrain and street!