Jill (Fifield) Koford was born and raised in Ogden Canyon, and she currently lives in Ogden City with her husband Rod. Together they have three children. Jill is an experienced graphic designer and photographer, and has owned her business Creative Design Ink (CDI) for nearly 20 years. Her design work has been published in local and national magazines, highlighted on numerous websites, and featured on billboards throughout Northern Utah.
Together, the Koford's have several business interests, and currently work together as private lenders focusing real estate and residential construction. They got their start in the the pharmaceutical industry that led to a fertility business which eventually was purchased by RiteAid. Growing up Jill's dad was an Ogden City Firefighter and her mom a social worker - she learned at a young age the importance of hard work and community involvement. Together with their kids, the Koford's strive to give back to their community through their private family foundation, where they focus on education and helping to provide opportunities for those in our community in need.
Jill has served on the Weber School District Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis Boards, currently serves on the WSU College of Social and Behavioral Science's Advisory Board, and is Secetary of the WeberGOP. Jill is an instrument rated General Aviation Pilot and is pursuing her commercial, and multi-engine ratings. A graduate of Weber State University with a BA in English, she also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California. After completing her master’s degree, Jill taught creative writing and Shakespeare at Uintah Elementary for 4 years. Jill loves flying, skiing, cycling and chasing her family around the globe.
Born and raised in southern Idaho, I started flying at 15, soloed at 16 and got my private pilots license at 17. After graduating from USU’s flight program, I flew one season flying smoke jumpers for the USFS before heading to SoCal to fly charter/corporate. From there I made the jump to the airline world, where I’m a captain on the A320/321 for a major US carrier. My wife and I moved back to Utah in 2003 when we built a home in Syracuse. In 2013 I purchased a C205 which we use to haul the family around the Utah and Idaho backcountry. In January of 2020 we purchased our hangar at at Ogden which we had previously been renting. In all, I’ve been on the Ogden airport since 1993, having worked for Great Western Aviation and the shrimping operations during college as well as being a member of the Hill Flying Club, where I served as a board member for 6 years.
Born and raised in Louisiana and enlisted in the Air Force at 17. Earned a Private Pilot certificate in 1977 followed by a Commercial and instrument rating in 1978. Retired from the Air Force in 1996 after 21 years of service and then worked for Northup Grumman (via NGCs acquisition of BDM/TRW) for 5 years before partnering in Select Engineering Services which I will retire from in 2021. Built an RV-10 which I first flew in 2008 and continue to fly. The RV-10 is housed at Ogden airport. Past president of EAA chapter58.
Ed Rich started flying in the USAF as a Fighter Pilot, F 86. Founded Thunderbird Flying Service at OGD which eventually grew into Key Airlines. Last plane for Key was a DC 10.
I was finally privileged to manage KOGD for ten years beginning in 2001. I have two hangars housing a Cessna 180 and a Piper Super Cub. Alternate airport at my house in Huntsville.
Practiced General Dentistry in South Ogden for 38 years
Past President Weber District Dental Society
Past President Utah Dental Association
American Dental Association Delegate Professional Insurance Exchange (PIE) Advisory Board Member
Personal Information and Interests
Part owner in C182S and 2 hangars at OGD
Private Pilot, Instrument Rated, Tail Wheel Endorsement
Boy Scouts of America - Youth Leader
Enjoys old car restoration, snow and water skiing, travel
Resides in North Ogden with wife Betty. Has three daughters, one son, and five grandkids.