Meet The Team
Meet our board. While these volunteers are in charge of day to day operations, we expect all members to give back by sharing what they know. As individuals grow in a skill, they pass that on by teaching others. Come in person and meet the whole crew!
CoFounder & President
Design and Fabrication lead at CTech Manufacturing. Dave has over 40 years of experience in experimental aircraft and aviation; built two airplanes from scratch (one was a national award winner), and serves as a Technical Counselor for the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Jennifer Rauscher, Ph.D.
Dr. Rauscher is the Executive Director of the Intelligent Future Foundation, which focuses on engaging and inspiring the next generation of innovators. Previously, Jennifer served in K-12 Education for over 25 years as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, principal, and director of secondary education. Her leadership role at Learn Build Fly includes engaging youth and volunteers, making community connections, creating and managing events, and building the vision for our future.
Scott is a Senior Field Engineer at Spectrum Reach. Scott has been involved with Lean Build Fly since the beginning. The unofficial historian for the group, ask Scott to tell you all about the beginnings of Learn Build Fly...
Project Lead for the MI Baby Ace replica project (N9950C) Kurt has been a pilot for over 30 years and with over 17 aircraft types. Kurt serves as a Young Eagles pilot and EAA Kermit Weeks facility volunteer, working on various aircraft including the Boeing B-17, Swallow, Bleriot XI, and Ford 4AT.
Kurt worked in Paul Poberenezy's Shop for 15+ years, his restoration projects include Fairchild 24 C8A and Fairchild PT-23 with builds including the Super Pober Jr. Ace, Acrosport I, and Project X.
Wynn O (Casey) Jones II
Casey has over 30 years of flying experience flying Cessna 172’s, Piper Warriors, Cirrus SR22’s, and most recently the Cirrus Vision Jet SF50. He is a mechanical engineer, and owner of Wynn Jones & Associates, the leading supplier of laboratory cabinets in the Midwest.
A retired utility employee, Bob brings over 35 years of operations and management experience in fossil, hydro and nuclear operations and maintenance including combustion turbines.
His hobbies include woodworking, metal working, old cars and airplanes, fabrication and machining.
Dan manages finances and legal for Learn Build Fly. He's often found in the office or behind the scenes making things happen! If you attend a Young Eagles event in Central Wisconsin, you'll probably run into Dan - he runs the show for EAA Chapter 640 Young Eagles flights.
Learn Build Fly is a non-profit organization in Wausau, WI.