Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc.

Non-profit Organization 501 (C)(3)

Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial Inc.

Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial Inc.(Tbird2), is a non-profit organization 501 (C)(3) aimed at preserving the history and culture of aviation in Scottsdale; providing a tribute to veterans and educational opportunities for our children; providing scholarships for Arizona students interested in all aspects of aviation; and supporting Dogs4Vets a non-profit dedicated to helping disabled veterans live a more productive live with the use of service dogs.  The TBird2 organization is comprised of individuals from many different backgrounds who share a common passion for aviation, history, military heritage, the education of our young and support for the veteran community.

Each of our members & contributors are key to the development of this project.

Members & Board

Steve Ziomek – Chairman & President, Board of Directors; Former Commissioner & Chairman, Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission & Scottsdale Veterans Commission;  Partner, Global Mobility Solutions, an international corporate relocation company; Major & Command Pilot, U.S. Civil Air Patrol; U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduate and former Coast Guard Rescue Pilot. National Air and Space Museum’s Wall of Honor.

Gunnar Buzzard – Senior Vice President Board of Directors; Former Commissioner & Chairman, Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission; President/CEO of Systems Integration Plus (SIP.);  U.S Naval Academy graduate and former Navy and U.S. Air Force (Air National Guard) pilot; US CENTCOM combat operations.

Christopher SatterfieldBoard of Directors; Senior Manager – Senior Private Client Advisor at Charles Schwab – Private Client Investment Advisory, Inc.  Certified Financial Planner Practitioner CFP, CWS, CIMA, ChFC; former Combat Infantry Medic in the United States ArmyArizona Army National Guard.

Joell Adams – Vice President Finance Board of Directors; President CFA Consultants, LLC, a business and accounting solutions company, Masters Degree in Accounting from University of Phoenix, BSBA in Finance and a BA in Spanish from Northern Arizona University.

Scott Weber – Board of Directors; CEO Constant Concepts, a company specializing in web design & development, e commerce, mobile apps and automation & custom solutions. Veteran, US Navy.

Nolan de Graaff – Secretary & Board of Directors; Former President, IceNow LLC, a regional packaged ice manufacturer operating in Arizona, Nevada, Southern Utah and Southern California. Bachelor Science in Managerial Economics from UC Davis, former collegiate & professional football player.

Pricilla Nelson Johnson Board of Directors; a professional artist known for contemporary realism with work featured in private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad. Nelson Art Studio is in Scottsdale, AZ. Chosen for the International Guild of Realism “Masters of Realism” Museum tour. Served on numerous boards including Child Protective Services Rainbow Room, Medical Alliance Board, Symphony Guild Board, and former Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees.

Advisory Board:

Rudy R. Miller – Chairman, Advisory Board & Scholarship Committee; CEO of The Miller Group

Jim Lane – Former Mayor, City of Scottsdale 

Barry Goldwater Jr. – Former United States Representative

Gary Mascaro –  Aviation Director, City of Scottsdale

Rob Schwister – Former President, Alerus Bank, Scottsdale, AZ

Mathew Wright –  General Manager, Monterey Air Center



Laura Kluczenko – IT Adviser; Graphic and Web Designer; Owner, Half Pint Web Design

Rachael Shantz – Arizona State University scholarship recipient

Olivia Sparks – Arizona State University scholarship recipient

Lynn Burnett – Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholarship recipient

Please Support Our Military Members, Veterans, disabled Veterans, and Help Educate Our Children

Your Donation Makes the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial Possible and May Give You a Tax Deductible Donation.


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