Contessa choose flying as a 10 year old in response to the generic question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We covered a few ideas; Firefighter, police officer, doctor, lawyer, and pilot. A false romantic picture was painted and that was it, she was hooked!
She joined the Air Cadets which became the breeding ground for a passion that continues today. Her employment path went from flight instructing, night cargo, and private corporate flying to today as a First Officer with Jazz Aviation. As well, Contessa is actively involved with both Canadian Women in Aviation and the Northern Lights Aero Foundation.
Contessa feels extremely fortunate to have chosen a career in aviation where she has been personally touched by the remarkable pioneers and outstanding leaders who have significantly contributed to her success and the success of many women in the industry.