We know you have your reasons for choosing to fly private over commercial and we are so glad you found us. At Camber, our team is dedicated to serving customers like you with premier aircraft charter booking and service. We all arrived at Camber from different places in our lives, but we are thrilled to be here to help revolutionize the private aviation industry. Learn more about each of our team members below. Do you want to become part of the Camber mission? We're a small team, but impactful, and growing quickly. If you're as passionate about improving private aviation as we are, join us! Check out our careers page for open positions.
Charles Denault is the founder and CEO of Camber, leading the company’s vision and product. He grew up in Seacoast, ME. Charles has always had a love for technology and learned how to code at the age of 13. Inspired by a long family history of flying, Charles earned his Pilot’s license after high school and commuted around New England in a 1969 Cessna 150. Charles attended the University of New Hampshire and studied Biology. He founded Camber in 2012 (originally called SimpleCharters), with the goal of making private aviation accessible and efficient. Charles currently lives in Kittery, ME with his wife and two rescued labs.
Steve Black is the Chief Sales Officer at Camber, leading the expansion of the company's sales efforts and developing plans and processes to continue the overall growth of the company. Prior to joining Camber, Steve worked primarily in the energy industry. Back in the early 90s, Steve led the transition of a local energy efficiency company into a nationally branded energy services company. Subsequently, he was an early member of a start-up built to capitalize on electricity deregulation. Steve was involved in some of the very first retail electricity transactions in the USA. This company was acquired by AES and ultimately by Constellation. Steve led the development and sales of Constellation's first renewable energy product line. Steve was also involved in several start-up and early stage ventures in smart building technology, energy efficiency, solar power development, as well as real estate development. Steve has enjoyed extensive travel and lived abroad at times, he's an avid outdoorsman, and loves the ocean. He lives in Marblehead, MA with his wife and two daughters.
Phil Stanhope is the Chief Technology Officer at Camber, leading the implementation of the real-time charter and flight analytics platform. Prior to joining the executive team, Phil was CTO at Zoom Telephonics and oversaw the engineering, operations, and support systems. Zoom acquired Minim (NASD: MINM) in 2020. Prior to Minim/Zoom, Phil was the VP of Technology Strategy for Oracle’s Cloud business which acquired Dyn Inc where he was CTO when Dyn was sold to Oracle. Phil currently lives in Newburyport, MA and loves to swim, garden, cook, play guitar, and follow all things related to Liverpool football club. YNWA.
Cory von Wallenstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at Camber, leading the growth strategy of the real-time charter platform. Prior to joining the executive team, Cory was an actively engaged investor in Camber, part of the vw.ventures portfolio, as well as the Chief Technology Officer at Dyn Inc. (sold to Oracle). He has shared his learnings on leading fast-growth ventures writing for Wired, HuffPost, Inc., TechCrunch, Forbes, as a guest speaker at LAUNCH, Interop, Structure, CIO Summit, and as a guest lecturer at WPI, MIT and Harvard. An avid pilot, skier, hiker and scuba diver, he divides his time between Bedford NH, Boston MA and the White Mountains with his wife and four children.
Emily Nilles is the Director of Content Marketing at Camber, managing website and blog content, social media, SEO, and email outreach. Emily has worked in the digital marketing industry for years and uses her extensive background in writing to create engaging content that is informative and valuable to our customers. She has her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Colorado State University, with focused studies on English and Creative Writing. Emily enjoys reading, writing, traveling whenever possible, spending time outdoors, and doing crafts. She lives in Fort Collins, CO with her four dogs.
Howard Song is the Director of Charter Operations at Camber, leading our team of flight advisors in providing outstanding service to our customers. Howard’s love of aviation started as a child looking through a pair of binoculars for airplanes on final descent into LAX. This passion led him to become a flight attendant with Northwest Airlines in the mid 90s and as his family grew, he realized being halfway around the world didn’t work. He decided to plant his feet back on terra ferma and tried his hand at a “civilian job,” but caught himself staring at the sky, and realized he had to go back. This time he took a more grounded approach by gaining experience at a fixed based operator and then moving into charter and logistics. He has spent the last decade working and leading charter and logistics departments. Along with his love of aviation, his family has spent the better part of a decade helping his son train and compete at a very high level in target archery. They realized one of his goals when he became a member on the 2018 USA Junior Men’s Archery Team. He is currently attending college on the east coast, but will hopefully continue after graduation. Howard currently resides in Diamond Bar, CA with his wife, son, daughter, and Border Collie.
Jocelyn Molina is a Senior Flight Advisor at Camber, working with customers to ensure a smooth experience from booking through a completed flight. Jocelyn grew up across the street from the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, clueless of the operation. Her private aviation career took off when she was hired at Jet Center Los Angeles as a CSR where she learned the phonetic alphabet, aircraft types, and all about jet fuel. Eight months later, she became the CSR Manager at Jet Center LA and began attending NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers conferences where she met hundreds of charter operators, FBO directors, fuel distributors, pilots, flight attendants, etc. Realizing there was so much about private aviation to learn, she went back extremely motivated to her bosses and asked for more. During that time, Jet Center Los Angeles had started up their own charter company, Advanced Air Charters, so once they purchased their first set of King Air 350s, she moved on up to Flight Scheduling to learn all about the Part 91 and 135 operation. A year into flight scheduling, the fleet grew and her responsibilities grew with it, so she became the Flight Scheduling Manager, and was in that position for about 5 years. More recently, Jocelyn took a break from work, traveled, moved to Dallas, got married, had a baby, and thought her aviation days were over until our Director of Charter Operations, Howard, called her and convinced her to join the team at Camber. When she is not at her desk, Jocelyn loves to travel and spend all the time in the world with her beautiful 18 month old daughter who she’s currently obsessed with...until she hits her teen years.