Jeff Iskierka | A&P/IA

Technical Director

Jeff spent a decade as Director of Maintenance of Twin Cities Aviation in Minneapolis before joining Savvy full-time.

He started as its most senior account manager, subsequently promoted to the position of Technical Director. He’s a nationally known Cirrus expert, having been immersed in Cirrus maintenance since 1999. Between 1990 and 1994, Jeff served in the U.S. Air Force as Crew Chief on the F-15 fighter. In 1995, he went to work as an A&P at Cheyenne Aerotech where he earned his Inspection Authorization (IA) in 1998. Later, he became DOM for Twin Cities Aviation and then joined Savvy. Jeff is a VFR private pilot and has logged time in the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Cessna 150 and 172, and Piper Warrior and Arrow. Jeff lives in a suburb of Minneapolis, has three grown children, and has been a volunteer firefighter for nearly 20 years.

Eric Svelmoe | A&P/IA

Manager of Quality Assurance and Training

Joined Savvy in 2011. Worked as an account manager until taking on current roll in 2022. A&P/IA.

Over 30 years experience on wide range of GA aircraft. Specialized skills in engine overhaul, electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, and aircraft painting. Commercial Pilot License, Mutli-engine, Instrument Rating. CFI (not current). Most of my 6000 hrs of flight time were maintenance related. Test flights, picking up and delivering aircraft. I flew almost everything that I worked on. Born and raised in the Philippines. The mission that my parents worked for flew Helio Couriers and I fell in love with airplanes at a young age. College degree and A&P license in San Diego, where I spent most of my aviation career. Moved to the Pacific NW in 2008 and now live in Everett, north of Seattle. Divorced and available! 5 wonderful kids! Totally in love with my new home in the north where hiking has become my favorite past time.

Brandon Thompson | A&P/IA

SavvyQA Service Manager

Brandon joined Savvy in 2020, and heads up the SavvyQA consulting program. 

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He earned his A&P/IA in 2007 and his IA in 2010, and has special expertise in composite aircraft and diesel engines. Brandon is co-owner and Director of Maintenance at Absolute Aero in the San Francisco Bay Area, a Diamond and Epic Service Center. He was born in Portland, Oregon and relocated to the Bay Area in 1997. He’s married with five children.

Tony Barrell | A&P/IA

Account Manager

Tony joined Savvy in 2011 and is one of the company’s most senior account managers, with special expertise in Circus, Cessna and Piper aircraft. 

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Tony has more than 35 years experience at the maintenance facility at Ohio State University Airport, including a long stint as Director of Maintenance of that facility. He grew up and attended high school in Baltimore, Maryland, there, joined the U.S. Navy in 1979 and worked on F14A fighter jets, both airframe and hydraulics. He now lives in rural Ohio, is married with two grown children, six grandchildren and one foster son.