From the east Texas oilfield to the horse and cattle country of west Fort Worth, Mickea is a born and raised Texan. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management and holds single and multi-engine commercial, instrument, seaplane, and remote pilot ratings.
With over a decade of experience in aviation, Mickea loves all things aviation; especially floatplanes. She comes to jetAVIVA after a nearly six year tenure in airplane acquisitions at Van Bortel Aircraft. Prior to Van Bortel, Mickea worked in management at Republic Services and flew airplanes for fun.
Mickea's biggest passion outside of aviation is her horses. She grew up showing and is a five-time World and Reserve World champion. She currently enjoys mounted shooting, cutting, working cows, and starting colts.
Aside from aviation and horses, Mickea is also an accomplished classical pianist. She is always up for new challenges, adventures, and travelling the world.
She resides in Weatherford, TX with her barn full of horses, English bulldog, and chihuahua.