CalDART Statewide Team


The following people serve in the indicated capacities.

President and Director – Paul Marshall

Board Member and President Paul Marshall partnered with Rod Pharis in the development of the first DART at San Martin Airport starting in 2008 and brought the idea to CalPilots for statewide expansion, where he stimulated its growth throughout the state. He is an associate member of the Santa Clara County Emergency Management Association and member of the California Emergency Services Association. He is retired from Sunrise Telecom, a company he cofounded in 1991 and worked in through 2011. He earned a BSME from UC Davis and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He transports California doctors, nurses, and staff to a free medical clinic in Mexico with LIGA, the Flying Doctors of Mercy. He has flown 230 children as a part of the EAA Young Eagle program at EAA Chapter 62 at San Jose Reid Hillview Airport. He is a private pilot, instrument rated with over 2200 flight hours, 600 formation hours. He first learned public service and the value of preparedness in scouting. Email:

Secretary and Director – Edward Story

Board Member and Secretary Ed Story is the CalPilot Region 5 Vice President and actively promoted DART since the CalPilots Annual Conference in October 2015. Ed sponsored the organization of DART at the Santa Monica Airport Association. He is a commerical pilot, with instrument, multi engine, single engine, seaplane and rotary wing ratings. He is a member of the Santa Monica Airport Association Board, the Southern California Airspace User Working Group, American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter Board, and formerly the Professional Helicopter Pilot Association Board. He is the managing partner and a founder of Ironwood Advisory and is experienced in operations, strategic planning, product design and development, general management, and sales/marketing responsibilities. Ed earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his Bachelors degree in International Relations from Pomona College. He served as an Infantry Officer, in the U.S. Army with tour of duty in Vietnam. He is an Eagle Scout and grew up overseas. Email:

Treasurer and Director – Raymond J. Petersen

Board Member and Treasurer Jim Petersen is a long time member of the SCAPA DART Operator at San Martin Airport and California DART Network Contact List. He has served as Treasurer and President of the South County Airport Pilots Association, a subchapter of CalPilots. While president, he and SCAPA fought the biggest battle to date at the airport over whether to discriminate against parachute operations –  SCAPA won with the FAA requiring the county to admit parachute operations, but it also lost because the county has not taken any FAA money since that time and there is a concern whether the county will throw out FAA supervision altogether, or sell the airport land to developers. Jim owns a Piper Arrow which he flies to family gatherings each year in the state of Washington. He owns the Rocky Mountain Sheepskin airplane and automotive seat cover company where he has managed employees and learned basic accounting, treasury, and governmental compliance procedures.  Jim is an avid hunter and fisherman in his spare time.

General Counsel and Director – Lloyd Kirschbaum

Board Member and General Counsel Lloyd Kirschbaum is a past president of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, a national group with about 600 members, founded in 1959. He mostly litigates, mostly on the plaintiff’s side, in aviation, personal injury, real estate, and probate; representing pilots, charter operators, repair stations, FBOs, airport associations, aircraft owners and similar. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1984, and holds a variety of additional admissions, including the US Supreme Court. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland and a JD from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. Lloyd has been a private pilot since 1993, with about 1500 hours in 23 different aircraft types. He would trade all possessions for a back seat ride with the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels.

Government/NGO Liaison Officer & Director – Ron Lovick

Board Member and Government/NGO Liaison Officer Ron Lovick is the Executive Director of CalDART San Diego, a 501(c)3 corporation forming a regional DART team operating out of San Diego County Airports. He is a member of the Palomar Airport Advisory Board, a Senior Government Liaison Officer with the San Diego Chapter of the American Red Cross, and a Terrorism Liaison Officer and Infrastructure Liaison Officer with the Law Enforcement Coordination Center and Infragard Business Watch in San Diego. He has 30 years law enforcement experience  in use of aircraft in law enforcement and rescue operations, with extensive real-time air-to-ground communications for tactical and operational response. He has worked with the FBI and DHS in cooperation with law enforcement agencies to mitigate local, state and national vulnerabilities from terrorists exploiting our critical infrastructure. He is a private pilot with over 35 years and 1,000 hours of flying experience throughout the Western United States and southern California. In his spare time Ron is building an RV-12 home-built aircraft after completing an RV-8 a few years back. Email:

Vice President , Communications & Director – Mark Wainwright

Board Member and Vice-President, Communications Mark Wainright is a private pilot whose interest in aviation includes having served in several board-level positions at EAA chapter 62 at San Jose Reid Hillview Airport and is building – very slowly – a Falco F8l experimental aircraft. He is cochairing the CAAPSO DART Operator, which is working toward its initial operating experience in the Oct 26 2019 bay-area-wide DART exercise. Mark’s business career in California has included owning and operating a computer data service company that primarily served options traders and the trading floors of investment banks. He was later the CFO of a small company focused on developing new techniques at triggering controlled nuclear fusion. Mark is a graduate of Yale University and earned an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. Mark is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Board Member at Large – Colette  Armao

Board Member at Large Colette Armao retired as an aviation system planner with Caltrans Division of Aeronautics. Her prior Air Force experience includes air traffic control, air freight, and command and control. She was the Reserve Superintendent of Operations at Air Mobility Command’s Tanker Airlift Control Center for 9/11, an experience which led to her appreciation for well-coordinated and exercised disaster response plans. Colette reviewed an early draft of the Disaster Airlift Response Plan (DARP) which CalDART uses –  she was surprised such a short document could be so similar to the military plans she worked with in the Air Force. As lead on 2 multiyear Bay Area airport disaster resiliency plans, she invited Rod Pharis, Paul Marshall, and Carol Ford to represent the pilot community on the projects’ technical advisory panels. Colette has participated in several DART Operator exercises, providing mission tasking, observations, and comments at debrief. While at Caltrans Colette advocated the establishment of DARTs to airport managers by setting up DART panels and presentations at annual meetings of the 2 largest airport manager groups in California. Email:

Medical Officer – Dr. Daniel R. Masys

Medical Officer Dr. Daniel R. Masys is an honors graduate of Princeton University and received his M.D. degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine as a U.S. Navy scholarship recipient during the Viet Nam conflict.  He completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of California, San Diego, and the Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego. He served 12 years as a Navy Medical Officer board certified in those three specialties.  He served in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps as a research officer at the US National Institutes of Health, where he received the US Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service medal for contributions to the creation of national and international scale information systems and resources. He served at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Department of Biomedical Informatics, and on a variety of NASA medical advisory committees. He and his wife have built and flown 3 experimental aircraft, and he has more than 3200 hours of pilot-in-command time, over 1100 of which in his current IFR-equipped RV-10.

Membership Team: Colette Armao and Robert Blake

Membership Team Member Robert Blake is President and Chief Executive Officer of Achronix Semiconductor based in Santa Clara CA. He has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 30 years. He holds a MEng. in Business and Microelectronics and BSc. in Applied Physics & Electronics from the University of Durham in England.  He completed his UK PPL in 1987 at British Airways Flying Club and a glider rating at Booker Flying club at High Wycombe. He moved to California in late 1987 and completed his Instrument and multi-engine ratings.

Membership Team Member Colette Armao has been described above.