JAV Imagery LLC exists to provide EagleView Technologies with fit for purpose aircraft platforms modified to efficiently deliver aerial imagery.
While JAV Imagery LLC’s primary mission is delivery of high quality aerial imagery, general aviation is our true passion which we aspire to share with pilots and mechanics. JAV Imagery seeks to create opportunities for individuals that share our passion for aviation.
Stephanie Painter is a 4th generation Alaskan born to a flying family. Her grandfather owned a Pacer and her father took 4-week-old Steph for her first flight in that Pacer on floats. Steph’s Dad spent 42 years flying as a commercial pilot recently retiring from Alaska Airlines after 26 years in their 737s. After getting a degree in Geography Steph returned to Alaska and went to work with the Municipality of Anchorage first as a city addresser, then as a planner. She acquired her private pilot’s certification during this time. She moved into the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility in 2010 as a GIS technician and eventually became an Operations and Maintenance Superintendent in charge of the utility’s work management system. In the fall of 2016 she left her career with the city to run JAV Imagery full time. Since transitioning into running the business Steph has shepherded JAV’s rapid expansion adding 4 aircraft, two hangars and bringing on a full-time maintenance manager all while running the 172 imagery season.
Josh Morales is a born and raised Alaskan. Josh’s taste for aviation came from riding in the back of super cubs as a hunting guide in western Alaska. After college Josh returned to Alaska and ended up working in the Prudhoe Bay oil field. He and Steph met in 2010 and by the following year had purchased a Piper Pacer they used to explore Alaska. After 7 years in Prudhoe Bay, Josh landed a job in Iraq and for 6 years worked a month on / month off rotation in the south of the country. Josh’s oilfield career has spanned all Wells disciplines, but he specialized in well workovers and well integrity with his last posting as a Workover Engineering Team Lead looking after well engineering for 9 workover rigs. Josh has since left his oilfield career to take on JAV Imagery full time, helping Stephanie expand the fleet and operate the new facility in St. George. Josh Morales is a born and raised Alaskan. Josh’s taste for aviation came from riding in the back of super cubs as a hunting guide in western Alaska. After college Josh returned
Kelly Vrem hired on as JAV Imagery’s Maintenance Manager in January 2018. To say Kelly comes with a wealth of aviation experience is an epic understatement. Kelly started flying in Alaska in his early 20s and has never stopped. He was a hunting outfitter for 40 years, ran his own repair station, has been a part 135 operator, a director of maintenance, chief pilot and jack of all aviation trades. He is a mastered super cub pilot and can fly anything from small piston helicopters to DC-6s. With more than 17,000 Alaska hours in the book Kelly is the aviator you want around when things go wrong. More importantly he’s the person that keeps things from going wrong at all. Now it’s JAV’s privilege to have Kelly working to keep our fleet operating safely and efficiently. Kelly Vrem hired on as JAV Imagery’s Maintenance Manager in January 2018. To say Kelly comes with a wealth of aviation experience is an epic understatement. Kelly started flying in Alaska in his early 20s and has never stopped. He’s been a