MEET OUR TEAM
Brandon Ray brings over a decade of aviation expertise to CXO MX, LLC. A professional pilot, A&P Mechanic, and Master Flight Instructor, with a Bachelor’s in Aeronautical Science from LeTourneau University and an MBA with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he understands the complexities of aircraft ownership and maintenance. His work with a range of aircraft, from piston to turbine, ensures he can guide owners through maintenance decisions with clarity and confidence while understanding the needs of pilots from their unique perspectives.
His experience as a Director of Training and Factory Instructor Pilot for multiple organizations has honed his skills in delivering tailored training and technical advice. At CXO MX, we believe in the value of smart ownership and the importance of maintaining your aircraft to the highest standards. With Brandon’s guidance and our team’s dedication, we aim to provide a seamless service, removing the uncertainties of aircraft maintenance and enhancing the enjoyment of your aviation experience.
Lead Airframe and Powerplant Technician
Sam joined CXO MX, LLC in January 2023 as Lead A&P Technician with over 33 years of experience. Originally from South Texas, and moved to Conroe, TX in 1969. Sam obtained his A&P License in 1989 and has worked in all aspects of aviation maintenance. Clients often share how they appreciate his honesty and quality work.
Sam has a background in mechanics that started from servicing old muscle cars to fixing fleet trucks and utilizing his skillset in aviation mechanics. Sam enjoys spending quality time with his family and grandkids, enjoying BBQs together. As a hobby, you’ll find him working on vintage cars, or since his wife owns a bakery he often lends a helping hand to assist her.
Parts & Equipment Manager
Corbin joined the team in February 2022 as an Airframe and Powerplant Apprentice and our Parts and Equipment Manager. Corbin is a 4th generation Conroe resident and he graduated High School in the top 7% of the class. He recently completed his first year of his Airframe and Powerplant certification hours and continues to grow his experience working on a variety of aircraft types. He actively pursues acquiring more knowledge of the industry and gaining experience from assisting our A&P technicians. Corbin will go above and beyond to offer a helping hand and we are so glad to have him as part of the team.
Airframe and Powerplant Apprentice
Ashley is a Conroe High School Graduating Class of 2020 and recently graduated from A&P School at MIAT in April 2023. Ashley is exceedingly driven and will obtain her A&P License this year. Ashley’s parents are from Mexico and she has two younger siblings and she aims to be a positive role model. Ashley grew up close to an uncle who was a car mechanic that guided her to pursue a program in a wind turbine career. Upon researching the recommended program she stumbled upon an aviation program, and thought aviation seemed very intriguing. As she pursued her interest in the aviation program she attended two United events and solidified her interest in a career in aviation. Her goals are to obtain her A&P license this year and become a private pilot. Ideally, she would love the opportunity to add her own personal touch with a custom “arts and crafts” style to aircrafts. Additionally, outside of her professional development she loves to maintain a healthy fitness lifestyle with body building.
Courtney joined our team in November 2022 as the Administrative Assistant. Courtney has over 13 years of experience working in a variety of business settings working with clients from diverse backgrounds. She has proven skills in Business Administration and Operations. Her career developed in Property Management starting with Multifamily Apartments, to Luxury Mid-Rise Apartments, then Homeowner Association Property Management. In addition, she has substantial Web Design and Marketing experience. Courtney graduated with Web Page Designer program from Penn Foster University in 2017. Additionally, she is graduating in 2024 from Western Governors University obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude and multiple Excellence Awards for exemplary work. She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Sigma, a chapter of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society at WGU.
Airframe and Powerplant Apprentice
Shana, who had no background in aviation, discovered a passion for aviation and leaped into the industry. After a decade of raising her family and working as a piece-rate seamstress from home, she found herself becoming apprenticing as an aircraft mechanic for a flight school. The fleet she worked on consisted of R44 Helicopters, Cirrus SR20 airplanes, Bell 206 long rangers, Citabrias, and a couple of Beachcrafts. This gave her a range of skills in general aviation aircraft.
She simultaneously studied hard to pursue her pilot certificates while diving into her bachelor’s degree in aerospace and aviation Sciences as well! She genuinely loves aviation and feels thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of several facets of the aviation industry.