DPA Board Members


Jenny Hurst

Jenny Hurst - President

After earning her Bachelor's in Communications from Ohio University in 2013, Jenny immediately joined her local flight school and obtained her private pilot's license in 2014 at Fairfield County Airport in Central Ohio. Her passion for aviation led her to join several organizations. She serves as 2nd lieutenant at Civil Air Patrol, coordinator of Young Eagles (local chapter of EAA), and event committee at her local airport. She is currently works as a Community Resources Specialist at Deaf Services Center and Law Enforcement Liaison for DeafPhoenix, a crime advocacy group. She has four children and resides in central Ohio. Jenny is proud to be involved with Deaf Pilots Association to promote aviation to the next generations.  She is honored to serve on the board with her fellow members and to achieve the mission of increasing the Deaf aviation community until they truly have "no limits". 


Deneese Krumm

Deneese Krumm - Secretary/Treasurer

Her mother says Deneese was born with her "eyes to the skies". But Deneese's childhood dream to become a pilot didn't begin until 2002. Since that time she has flown over 1,000 hours and earned her Commercial and Multi-Engine. Deneese is currently working as a Line service technician in Indiana and is involved in her local EAA as the Young Eagle's Co-ordinator. Whatever your dream is, her encouragement to everyone comes from Winston Churchill: "Never, never, never give up!!"

Todd Barker

Todd Barker - Vice President

Todd was born and raised in the California Bay Area, got his Private Pilot Certificate in 2008 in Fresno, CA, and has flown about 25 different types of aircraft. He also has Commercial, Instrument, and Multi-Engine experience as well as High Performance and Complex Endorsements. Todd has experience in the aerial application industry (cropdusting), as well as extensive experience with aircraft detailing and restoration, along with airlines/line service, and aircraft fueling. He currently works as a long haul truck driver, has been to 44 out of 48 states in America, and is a resident of Colorado with two children.



Jackson Busenbark

Jackson Busenbark - Director/SM Manager

Jack grew up in Seattle drooling over freshly-built 727s through 777s. He now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two boys. A still-green pilot, he has about 120 hours in his log, all on Pipers. He works at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes at the University of Texas where his team works to support deaf individuals to be all they can be in education and training after high school.

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