board of directors

board of directors

Chris Jacobs

Chairman of the Board

Aircraft maintenance engineer, Commercial pilot with Flight training experience in the industry for over 20 years.

For the last 10 years, Chris has run a maintenance shop at CNV8, specializing in light certified aircraft.

Chris’s passion and avid interest in aviation has been the main drive in supporting the Edenvale Aerodrome and now the EAHF Organization.

Mike Kirk

President of the Board
President of the Board

“A genuine aviation nut, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to fly. A graduate of Seneca College’s Aviation Program in 1991, I have been a flying instructor, skydiver jump plane pilot, and flown air ambulances in Northern Ontario, night freighters, commuter turboprops and now Boeing 777’s for a major international airline.

I first became aware the CF-105 Avro Arrow in the 1980’s when the book “Avro Arrow” by the Arrowheads was first published. This started a fascination of both the machine and story behind it that continues to this day.

I am honoured to be one of the caretakers of the only full-scale Arrow replica and look forward to tell it’s story to Arrow fans both old and new!”

David Grainger

President

Entrepreneur David Grainger, along with wife Janice Stone started The Guild of Automotive Restorers in 1991. Also Known as Restoration Garage.

In his previous life before The Guild David could be found at Zoos and Sanctuaries helping injured birds, training large cats, interacting with reptiles inclusive of poisonous snakes like the King Cobra. He had been a professional wildlife artist with published works in the Globe and Mail, National Post and Octane magazine. David has led an eclectic life and even at age 64 shows little to no signs of slowing down.

David distinctively remembers being present as a small boy, at the Avro Arrow Roll out on March 25th, 1957. His childhood connection is the reason he has joined the EAHF organization as vice president.

Milan Kroupa

Treasurer
Treasurer

In 1977 Milan Kroupa Sr. established United Cleaning Services Limited in Toronto, Ontario. His vision was to create a service company that would always deliver on its promises and become a leader in quality and innovation in the facility maintenance industry. Forty-three years later United Cleaning Services is a leader in the industry, servicing clients across Canada with over 100 million square feet serviced daily in a wide variety of markets such as retail, commercial, multi-tenant, industrial/logistics, entertainment, financial and government.

While pursuing a personal lifetime of interest in aviation Milan happened to discover Edenvale during a weekend flight in his plane in the spring of 2003. The grandness and beauty of the location struck his interest and after learning about its military pedigree he passionately took it upon himself to purchase the facility and begin a restoration of the airfield and accompanying hangar buildings.

In 2017 Milan found out about the Avro Arrow Replica’s despair and he offered a home to save the Arrow and the artifacts.

Alejandra Duris

Executive Administrator

Alejandra is the Executive Assistant to the Edenvale Aerodrome and EAHF.

A former Keller Williams Real Estate Agent from Sunshine State, Florida where she called home for many years.

After much success in the real estate sales market she returned to her native Canada.

Alejandra is experienced in Bookkeeping and Accounting.

Alejandra is an integral part of the EAHF organization as she works alongside the Treasurer to ensure all objectives are within budget and timelines.

Aura Arias

Marketing Director
Marketing Director

Aura has been the driving force behind the tours since Family Day 2020.

She has marketing degree from George Brown College in 2013 and over 15 years experience as a Multi-chain Director in Luxury Retail in Toronto.

Aura relocated to Stayner, Ontario over two years ago and began her new career as the Social Media Marketing Consultant for the Edenvale Aerodrome and now the EAHF organization.

“ This has been the most rewarding job for me, it doesn’t really feel like a job. I absolutely enjoy seeing the faces of our visitors as they walk into our 8,000 sq feet hangar and their jaws drop! How fantastic it is to bring families, co-workers, military personnel and their kids together to share stories of their past and their connection to the Avro Arrow Project.”

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