Meet the Collective Magazine Team!
Our team of photographers, writers, and industry experts have been published in nationally and internationally recognized publications. Our team consists of some of the most well-regarded professionals in their fields within the helicopter industry. Take a moment to meet our contributors and learn what make them experts in their fields and why we selected them to pass on their knowledge to you through writing for the magazine.
Always having an affinity for writing and later photography, Ryan started out as a photographer and writer for several aviation magazines before having the opportunity to take over Collective magazine, turning his love for aviation into a dream job, that he now immerses himself in, looking for those in the industry that deserve recognition and looking for operations that do good things for good people as is his nature.
Writer and Photographer
Tim has been an aviation writer and photographer for many years with multiple publications. He also serves in the Texas State Guard and is pursuing a private pilot rating while working a full time job and traveling for the magazine throughout the year.
Jason Jorgensen is a writer and accomplished photographer located in Southern California, specializing in aviation-related content covering operations on the west coast of the United States.
Sara Hunter is a recent addition to the Collective Magazine team. Sara has been a professional photographer for over a decade, specializing in photography that captures the human element. Sara joins the Collective Magazine team drawing on her many years as an editor of educational content contributing on both web and magazine platforms.
Matt Johnson is a high time helicopter EMS pilot, FAA Gold Seal Instructor and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. Matt is a writer who specializes in articles that relate to flight training, FAA policies and procedures and other specialist topics as well as providing input as a subject matter expert on many other articles requiring expert analysis and input.
As the magazine’s resident expert in all things maintenance, Brian shares over 30 years of knowledge base with our readers every month to give you a look into the world of helicopter maintenance.
Ben is the owner of Mauna Loa Helicopters, a helicopter flight training and tourism business that has three locations based in Hawaii and one in Alabama. Ben shares his wealth of knowledge as both a DPE and flight instructor in the column “Straight and Level” that focuses on flight training and the many pitfalls that can affect both the seasoned instructor and the new student.
Damon is one of the founding members of “APSOCAL” a California based aviation photography aviation photography organization. He has had his work published in several magazines in his 10 years in the aviation photography business.
Starting his aviation photography career seven years ago, Scott has been published in both national and international aviation publications featuring his work with both jets and rotary aviation.