The Omni Team


Paul Salerno co-founded Omni Air Group in 1997. He holds an ATP certificate and is an A&P mechanic. Paul has held positions as chief pilot, chief inspector, instructor and check airman under FARs 135 and 121.  Paul holds a BS degree in Aerospace Science and is Omni Air Group’s accountable executive. Paul can occasionally be found performing around Spokane as his alter-ego, Desi Finato.


Bruce Salerno co-founded Omni Air Group with Paul in 1997. He holds a commercial pilot certificate and is an A&P mechanic. Bruce has held key management positions as Director of Maintenance and Chief Inspector under FAR parts 135 and 121. He is an accredited IS-BAO auditor, and loves fishing, gourmet cooking, and ridiculously large motorcycles.


Deb Walker brings to Omni a wealth of aviation safety risk management and auditing experience. Grounded in a 20+ year career in all facets of Alaska aviation, Deb has worked with numerous part 121, 135 and 145 certificate holders to develop, implement and improve their safety management systems. Deb holds ATP and CFI certificates, as well as Bachelors and Masters degrees. Her schedule is full of fly-fishing, biking, camping and travel, when not working for Omni.


Steve Winter is senior developer of the OmniSMS web application. His vision (and ability to interpret SMS processes) has helped the Omni team create a world-class SMS web application. Steve is an avid cyclist; so avid, in fact, that he actually rode his bike from Bejing to Istanbul!


Bryan Agee develops OmniSMS web application infrastructure and mobile applications. A Spokane area native, Bryan graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BBA and a minor in music.  He has served on various neighborhood boards and committees in the past five years, including a one year term as the Chair of SE Uplift. Bryan’s many hobbies include music, biking and micro-coffee roasting, in pursuit of the best espresso ever.


Larae Stotts develops and refines hazard, threat, error and other taxonomies within OmniSMS. She is an aviation enthusiast who decided to pursue her dreams of flight after studying abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. She is currently studying in the Aeronautical Science program at Rocky Mountain College. Larae is open-minded to career opportunities, but aims to fly for Southwest Airlines or Japan Airlines while making a global impact on aviation education.