The DBS Team

About our team!

Doug Sheffer
Owner / Chief Pilot 

Doug has 22 years and over 8000 hours of experience in the high-country, mountains above 8,000 feet. He has completed 10 BELL Helicopter Training Academy Initial and Refresher courses plus an Advanced Flying Skills course geared towards accident prevention. He also is a graduate of the Mountain Flying and Vertical Reference courses with Canadian Helicopter, the acknowledged leader in civilian mountain helicopter flight training, and he recently returned from Flight Safty International's 206 Recurrent traning course spending three days in a simulator practicing emergency procedures.

Paul Rinker
Director of Maintenance

Paul has been maintaining helicopter since 1980 in California, Alaska & Colorado. He is an FAA licenses Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic with Inspection Authorization and has completed numerous BELL Training Academy maintenance courses. He is an active member of the Helicopter Association International (HAI's) Technical Committee. Paul performs all of our maintenance inspections & repair in-house, which keeps him intimately in-tune with our ship.

Lisa Balcomb
FIELD Office Manager

If Paul isn't answering the phone it will be Lisa who will respond to your inquiry. She is a longtime resident of the Roaring Fork Valley with lots of state-wide travel experience. Her knowledge of helicopters and the surrounding geography will surprise you while you are scheduling your flights. Did we mention that she also accompanies us out into the field on our jobs.