Tony grew up in Marysville, CA then graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1989. After assignments in Texas, North Carolina, Panama, Arkansas, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and Illinois, he retired from Beale Air Force Base in 2017. He accumulated over 5,000 hours in military aircraft to include the T-37, T-38, C-130, MC-12, and RQ-4 with operational deployments to England, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, U.A.E. and Italy. He also served as an Air Force Liaison to the Civil Air Patrol, flying their various Cessna aircraft throughout the Pacific Region. He lives in Rocklin with his wife and two teenage sons. He enjoys all things aviation and sharing his world-wide experiences with pilots young & old.