Team Steel

Whatever it takes.  That is the Team Steel attitude.  Not everyone makes it here.  We want ROCKSTARS the best in the business.  Our employees are capable, competent, and caring.  Below you will find our "hired guns".


Jaime Steel-Potter



If you are looking to sell your aircraft, look to Jaime Steel. Jaime’s knowledge of the market, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of avionics and keen business sense, provide her with the ability to price your plane appropriately, so that it sells quickly and at a price where both parties are satisfied.

Jaime is the top reseller in the world for used Cirrus aircraft. To date, she has closed over 2700 used Cirrus. NO ONE has more experience in the preowned Cirrus market. Jaime knows and understands the market for most manufacturers, but absolutely loves the Cirrus product. She owns her own Cirrus, and has created quite a niche for herself with Cirrus Aircraft.

Jaime enjoys the outdoors, animals, restoring homes, fishing, cars, and spending time in and on the water. She and her husband, Danny, have two little girls - Tenley Danielle and Miley Chevelle. They enjoy the freedom that flying provides to them and often travel. They live on a farm complete with chickens! During her off time, you can find her coaching softball or soccer with her girls, or helping young business owners grow their businesses. In 2012, she and Danny bought an airport and stopped a lawsuit to close it - saving it for future generations to enjoy.

Danny Potter

Vice President


Danny joined Steel Aviation in late 2005. Coming from the construction industry, Danny has a unique perspective on customer service. Danny is also an active Pilot. He has completed his private, instrument, multi, and commercial ratings.

He also earned his A&P license and has served as Steel Aviation's Director of Maintenance. In 2020, Danny has moved to direct our refurbishment center and our avionics department. He is an avionics nerd and happy to help with your new panel design or questions you have about the latest greatest technology.

Danny enjoys wrestling, mixed martial arts, ATV racing, and working on his muscle car collection. Danny married Jaime in 2005 in the Caribbean. The couple has two little girls - Tenley and Miley. They often spend summers at the lake, jet skiing with their parents. Danny was able to purchase and save a local airport from closing; he considers this one of his most significant accomplishments.


Lilith McCullough

Media Director


Lilith has an eye for design and marketing. She covers almost every visual aspect within the company. This includes media for aircraft sales, advertisements, website appearance, social media accounts, custom aircraft panel overlays, and all the gorgeous-looking paint schemes!

Lilith has always grown up with a love for design. She studied Graphic Design and is certified in Adobe Suite. Through her studies she has competed in multiple nationwide competitions excelling in Photography, Video Production, T-shirt Design, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.

Lilith spends her free time showing her quarter horse, Roger, and helping students as a 4-H leader. You can also find her at the lake on the houseboat with family or off-roading on the trails with friends. She has a love for her dogs, the outdoors, and new adventures!

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Megan Strader

Financial Specialist


Megan will work with you in conjunction to the loan offices to collect all required information. Her goal is simple: To get you approved for the aircraft purchase of your dreams! As your Financial Specialist, Megan will devote herself to ensure an efficient, effortless and fun process. Allow Megan to be your copilot throughout the financial process!

Megan grew up in Englewood, Ohio. She has always had a mentor to pursue her dreams, and has always had her family there for support. Megan was always taught to have values in life, and she got to where she is today due to the support system and having a leader.

In 2012, Megan moved to Troy, Ohio, where she found herself a home. She loves to travel, try new things, and taking her Frenchie, Ella, out for walks! Megan loves to stay active and to be doing something at all times. She also enjoys being outside on sunny days.


Justin Anderson

Sales Associate / Ferry Pilot


Justin brings nearly 20 years and over 8000 flying hours of aviation experience to Steel Aviation. Justin is an Airbus A220 pilot for Delta Air Lines and served as the Program Manager and Check Airman on the Citation Excel Fleet for Delta Private Jets for 6 years before that.  His roots are in flight instruction and he continues to be an active CSIP with over 4500 hours of dual given and over 2500 hours in Cirrus aircraft. He has served as a ferry and instructor pilot for Steel Aviation for over a decade and brings a strong safety culture and highly technical background into his work for us. Justin prides himself on producing value for his clients well beyond the A to B with comprehensive ferry reports and effective and efficient transition instruction.

Mark Wages

Sales Associate


Mark is a former Cirrus Factory Instructor and is a current Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor, CFI, CFII, commercial, and multi-rated pilot with over 5000 flight hours. For the last 9 years, Mark has specialized in providing Cirrus training and aircraft acquisition on three continents and 9 countries.

Mark started flying in 2000 at the University of North Dakota and continues to be heavily involved in the aviation industry since graduating. He also brings years of Real Estate negotiating to the table. The unique combination of aviation knowledge and extensive sales experience will ensure you have a high quality, low stress aircraft transaction.

Shane Dunlavy

Detail Specialist


Shane manages the paint shop here at Steel Aviation - Coordinating employees and ensuring the perfect finish on every aircraft that leaves our facility.

Shane grew up in Casstown, Ohio, and has always been involved with painting aircraft and aviation in general. This is due to Shane’s father and grandfather, who were both pilots that also owned an aircraft paint and upholstery shop.

Shane now lives in Troy, Ohio, with his wife, Tricia, their 5 children, and their Bernese Mountain dog, Cash. When Shane is not working on aircraft, you can find him enjoying life elsewhere. Some hobbies include working on cars, hot rods, motorcycles, drag racing, fishing, and being outdoors. He’s excited for the future and to see his family grow!


Katie Lake



Katie grew up and currently lives in Brookville, Ohio. She attended Miami Valley Career Technology Center junior and senior year of high school. Graduating in 2017 she finished with A&P. Katie learned how to fly Philipsburg achieving her private pilots license in May of 2018, and is currently working on a four year degree in Sinclairs Professional Pilot Program. She has her instrument rating, commercial license, and is in the process of obtaining her multi. Her next steps are to achieve her CFI and CFII rating.

In her time off you can find Katie flying, spending time at the lake and outdoors, fishing, hiking, and snowboarding.


Brad Helman

Engine Specialist/Mechanic


Brad graduated from Tipp City High School and attended Miami Valley Career Technology Center's aviation maintenance program. Receiving his A&P certificate in 1999. He has spent his life in aviation in one form or another since 1996. From refinishing to heavy maintenance at the airlines. He also spent some time restorying pre-war Bentley and Rolls Royce where he received an invaluable education building engines.

Brad enjoys being active with anything outdoors. From kayaking to off roading. His guilty pleasure outside of aviation would be restorying and custom building motorcycles. As well as spending quality time with his lovely wife and three great kids.


Echota Henderson



Echota grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He joined Steel Aviation in 2016 and earned his A&P license in 2018. He has been factory trained at Continental Engines specializing in the overhaul and maintenance of Cirrus aircraft. Echota also works on all interior, exterior, and cosmetic work, such as our very own Steel Editions.

In his off time Echota and his wife, Julie, enjoy Jeeping, hiking, charity work, and sports, specifically volleyball and baseball.


Jeff Pleiman

IA Inspector


Jeff joined the Steel team in 2020. He has A&P, IA, and private pilot training. As well as being Cirrus factory trained in 2018. Jeff is married with three children. He enjoys traveling with family to adventures such as camping, canoeing, hiking, whitewater rafting across America.


Jerry Grimm

Paint Shop Manager


After over 20 years of auto body and paint experience Jerry joined Team Steel as a painter and is now our paint shop manager.

Jerry and his wife, Laura, met and raised their four children in Springfield. Several years ago the family discovered a love for Great Danes and decided to expand their journey from dog owners to breeders. Jerry has always loved riding dirt bikes and ATVs. He has enjoyed passing this hobby down to his children and now grandchildren as well.

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Gabe Malott



Gabe is a new addition to Team Steel, he joined May of 2023. Gabe enjoys the maintenance shop as well as flying, that's why he's going to the CTC to obtain his A & P. He will graduate in 2025. With flying, Gabe has obtained his Private Pilot and is working towards his instrument, commercial, CFI and continued. He's excited to continue learning and accomplishing goals from the help of Team Steel!


Brett Robb

Graphic Designer


Brett brings in over 15 years of design and print industry experience. Being a seasoned business owner himself, he provides wide range of skills for the Steel Aviation media team. Brett spends most of his free time with his beautiful wife and 4 daughters. You are most likely to find him printing t-shirts, building cars and computers, or playing games with his kids.


Doug Didier



Doug has been with Steel since October of 2020. He has six years of experience prepping and painting. Doug has been married to his wife for ten years. Together they have three kids ages 13, 9, and 5. He enjoys listening to all kinds of music and spending time with his family.


Dave Satterfield



Dave grew up in Dayton Ohio, and has always been passionate about working on cars and motorcycles. We are fortunate that he brought his skills to the aviation industry in 2014. David has an uncanny ability to restore planes to a better than new condition. Dave is a true outdoorsman and family man, and you’re likely to find him on adventures with his fiancé and 2 daughters, at a concert, sporting event, or out riding his motorcycle.