Debbe Robinson is the president of Sierra West Airlines.
founded this company in 1992 and has worked hard to build it up to where it is today.
Growing up, Debbe
was the only daughter and oldest of three brothers.
competitive nature and thick skin later on was only expected.
As the daughter of a football coach her
eagerness to succeed only escalated.
As pioneers in the car wash industry, her
parent's passion for business and aggressive attitude quickly instilled a sink or swim mentality in her
Their influence of ethics, and encouragement to be creative fueled her
Because of the family business there was always work to do from scrubbing toilets, cleaning windows, and sweeping floors.
got older she
gained more responsibilities working with billing, deposit slips and banking.
Then later dealing with customer contracts, attorneys, city politics, and regulations.
strived to excel and gain as much knowledge as she
could about how a business works.
fell in love with the business life.
With head always tilted towards the sky and an interest in airplanes and aviation, Sierra West Airlines
and Debbe Robinson
was a match made in heaven.
life savings and a bank loan and used these funds to establish and build the business; her
first goal was to acquire the necessary documentation for an air carrier certificate.
After Debbe's application with the FAA
was approved, Pak West Airlines (DBA) Sierra West Airlines
(VPOA 665U) was born.
Debbe later on married a pilot with the same love for aviation as her.
While he was away, Debbe managed her business on her own and paved her way to the top in a predominately male dominated industry.
is now a mother of four and juggled home and work together.
While tracking flights to booking trips she
was also in the kitchen stirring the spaghetti.