LEADERSHIP TEAM

BRITNIE TURNER

Chief Executive Officer

Britnie Turner founded Aerial at the age of 21 with the mission of elevating people and places. She has since formed multiple companies under the Aerial brand including Aerial Recovery Group. Britnie saw the need for a disaster management firm after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the British Virgin Islands in 2017. Britnie was one of the first people to be boots-on-the-ground in the country after the storm to look for her friends. After realizing the media was only sharing images and videos of the destruction Britnie and her media production team Aerial Produced created the BVI Strong documentary and BVI Stronger 10 episode web-series to show the world that the BVI will come back stronger. Britnie has since deployed to over 50 natural disaster relief missions and organized over $500,000 in aid.

JEREMY LOCKE

Chief of Operations

Jeremy brings 20 plus years of U.S. Army Military experience to the Aerial Recovery Group Team. Serving his first 10 years in the Infantry and the remainder as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant and Team Sergeant, Jeremy draws on his ability to operate in austere conditions to plan and lead effective responses to the most difficult areas of the world.  

 

JOHN WITHERSPOON

Director of Training and Development

John has served in the United States Army for 25 years with 17 years in Special Forces as a Medical Sergeant, Team Sergeant, and Company Sergeant Major. He assists with managing and developing training for volunteers and staff while developing new techniques for disaster rescue and recovery.

SETH GRIFFITH

Director of Disaster Response

Seth brings over 20 years of military experience to the Aerial Recovery Group team after retiring from the United States Air Force in 2015.

While enlisted, Seth became certified as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and held positions of Unit Chief JTAC Instructor, Unit Chief of Standardizations Evaluations, Unit Chief of Training, Team Chief and Unit Operations Superintendent.

He is passionate about global disaster response and economic stabilization, as well as helping veterans with healing and finding new ways to continue serving those in need.