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The LoveDornier228 Magazine Team

Rachel Gisiger – Concept creation and publishing

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Creating new and exciting methods for connecting to customers and engaging in meaningful dialogue with them motivates Rachel Gisiger. In her strategic leadership position at RUAG MRO International, she continues to follow this passion, building upon her professional marketing degrees, and is a key driving force for marketing and communications across the company. Rachel serves in a pivotal position dedicated to serving the international Dornier 228 community and is particularly proud of creating and publishing this magazine on their behalf.
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Christine Anne Berger – Editor in chief, writer

“Telling someone’s story requires understanding the narrative from multiple perspectives.” Christine Anne has a Masters of Fine Arts from UTSA and a Masters of Education from UWS. Christine tells stories using a variety of communication techniques from visual images to the written word. When she isn’t directing and consulting, she spends time in her artist's studio and garden or goes hiking, while pondering new approaches, new questions and new challenges.

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Matthew Beattie – Writer

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Originally from Leeds, England, Matthew Beattie is a graduate of the Schule für Angewandte Linguistik in Zurich, where he studied journalism and languages. His articles have been published in the UK, the U.S.A. and in Europe. Matthew has spent much of his career in Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg. He now lives in the Yorkshire Dales, where he works as a freelance journalist and translator. When he isn’t writing or traveling, he enjoys cooking, hiking and choral singing.

Leithen Francis – Writer

Leithen is the former Asia editor of Aviation Week and the former deputy Asia editor of Flight-global. He is Australian but has been based in Singapore since 2001. He manages Francis & Low, a PR agency covering the region that specializes in aviation, defence and space. He also writes for select publications. Leithen has interviewed many airline CEOs in Asia Pacific and follows defence procurements in the region.

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Santiago Rivas – Writer

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Santiago resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with his two sons and daughter. He studied journalism at the Argentine Catholic University and has since then been published all around the world. Santiago specializes in Latin American aviation and defense matters. His genre of work includes both historic and contemporary projects. Santiago also manages one of the main defense and aviation archives in Argentina, providing material for more than 40 international magazines.

Evra Taylor – Writer

Evra Taylor is a Toronto-based journalist and copywriter whose love for writing is matched only by her passion for aviation. Over the past 15 years, she has covered a broad range of business sectors including aviation, technology, finance and healthcare. While Evra’s writing has garnered awards, what is most rewarding to her is the satisfaction of a job well done.

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Hendrik Thielemann – Writer

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Hendrik Thielemann studied communications and worked as a journalist for several years before he decided to move to the other side of the desk and became a corporate communications manager. From 2001 until 2016 he worked in the aerospace industry. At the beginning of 2017, he founded the Zurich-based communication agency E2C (www.e2c.ch). E2C focuses on corporate content and outsourced communications management, primarily in the aerospace and engineering sectors.

Lois Wachira – Writer

Lois Wachira is a long-time freelance writer and editor living in Kenya, East Africa. Her articles have been featured in USA Today, the Houston Chronicle, and the Arizona Republic. As a member of Friends of Nairobi National Park, she enjoys dedicating her free time to activities that promote the protection and conservation of Kenya’s game parks and wildlife. Lois studied fine arts, anthropol-ogy, and journalism at the University of Texas San Antonio.

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Michael Vennie

Your coverage of special mission applications for the Dornier 228 are always of great interest. An article on the 20 year history of using 228 aircraft for smoke jumper platforms would be an interesting article as the wildfire season in North American gets underway. Bighorn Airways uses these aircraft in Alaska and the lower 48.

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