Our Amazing Team

Kerry Porter

Founder/President/Pilot

Sr. Rosalie Locati

Spiritual Advisor/Hospital Liason

Corey Walker

VP Operations/Strategist

Victoria Porter-Walker

Executive VP/Operations

Steve Dee

Executive VP/Aviation and Flight Operations

Kerry Porter

Kerry, after graduating from Washington State University, 4 years in the NFL, working in the Computer Technology industry for more than 30 years, then deciding to pursue his life-long passion for flying. Enjoying the remarkable thrill of gliding and wanting to share the soaring experience with everyone especially children receiving medical treatment inspired the formation of Soaring Heart Aviation.

Sister Rosalie Locati

Sr. Rosalie’s 60 years of service as a Catholic Sister  include teaching primary and elementary schoolchildren and leadership in Formation programs for Religious Sisters, Deacons and Young Adults.  She also spent  15 years  as Catholic Campus Minister at Washington State University.  While serving  22 years as Chief Mission Integration Officer at a Catholic Medical Center, she served on  a variety of community, health and university Boards of Directors. Soaring Heart Aviation  continues her commitment to the well-being and health of children and those with medical needs.

Corey Walker

Originally from Florida, Corey made the move west to California in 2020 to join his beautiful wife Victoria. The best word to describe Corey is: passionate! Whether it’s his real estate business, a new hobby, or his family, he is most certainly ALL IN. He was instantly hooked after his first flight with Kerry and he is eager to share the experience with others. 

Victoria Porter-Walker

Victoria is the daughter of Soaring Heart Aviation’s founder Kerry Porter. After growing up in Northern California and attending Washington State University, she decided to join the aviation industry. Victoria is a flight attendant for a major US airline and private charters based out of San Francisco. When she isn’t traveling the world, Victoria can be found reading, spending time with her family, and attending sporting events. She hopes to bring her organizational and detail-oriented skills to Soaring Heart Aviation and ensure each passenger feels safe and special. 

Steve Dee

Steve Dee has been flying since age 13 and still going strong. From gliders to fighters to heavy transports, Steve enjoys them all. Having retired from the USAF and fedEx, he now works as a Designated Pilot Examiner and volunteers as both a Trustee for the Soaring Safety Foundation and Captain on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. 

TBD

Coming Soon