Faculty & Staff
Director of Operations
B.S.—Walla Walla University—2003
Loury J. Duffy graduated from WWU with a B.S. in Aviation Technology and an A.S. in Business. After graduation he worked as Assistant Chief Flight Instructor for a flight school in Redmond, Oregon before returning to WWU to teach in the Department of Technology. He is currently the Director of Operations for the WWU Aviation Program and says his basic career goal is “to stay in the air.” Aviation is a passion for Loury and he is always excited to share this passion with flight students.
Loury enjoys spending time with his wife, April, and their two sons, Tanner and Deklan. He also loves to golf, disc golf, and snowmobile in his free time.
Director of Training
B.S.—Walla Walla University—2011
Anthony graduated from WWU with a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Technology. He has flown around the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, California, and Alaska and enjoys adventuring, discovering new places, and flying unique airplanes. Anthony has a passion for "non typical" aviation including tailwheel aircraft, off airport and special use flying, and sea plane operations. Anthony completed seaplane training with Kenmore Air Harbor and enjoys flying floats in Alaska. He returns to Walla Walla from Kotzebue, AK where he works seasonally as a pilot for Northwestern Aviation Air Taxi service, which specializes in off airport and float plane operations.
In his free time, Anthony likes remote control quad-copters and airplanes, graphic design, carpentry, and golfing.
Director of Aircraft Maintenance
B.S.—Walla Walla University —1998
Kerry Straub graduated from WWU with a B.S. in Aviation Technology, then went to Everett, Washington where he earned his Airframe and Powerplant certificates. He worked as a professional seaplane pilot and aircraft mechanic at Kenmore Air in Seattle, then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska for a few years to work for Everts Air. Following a season in Southern California, where Maximum Integrity Air employed him as a flight instructor and aircraft maintenance technician, he returned to Seattle area and opened his own flight school, First Air Flight. During the five years Kerry managed the small business, he accumulated valuable experience in a wide variety of aircraft while working with a diversity of people.
Kerry was hired March 2011 to be our new Director of Aircraft Maintenance. He is grateful for the privilege to work in the Department of Technology at Walla Walla University because he finds fulfillment in building relationships with students and helping to provide a safe, professional flight training program.
In his free time, Kerry likes dirt bikes, hiking, and gardening with his family.
Last update on August 28, 2014