About Us


About Detroit Lakes Aviation

Mark Bergen
Mark graduated from Embry Riddle Aviation of Daytona Beach, Florida and has been in the field
for 28 years. Along with holding a commercial license, Mark is an A&P/IA and is a licensed
instructor for Multi-Engine, Instrument Land, and Seaplane.

Erik Carlson
Erik has extensive knowledge of general and commercial aviation and has worked in the field
for over 20 years. Erik Graduated from Northland Technical College of Thief River Falls, MN and
is an exceptional A&P/IA and private pilot.

Mike Krieger
Mike brings over years of experience and enthusiasm to the team as a highly skilled A&P
mechanic. Mike is also an accomplished pilot, with vast knowledge of piston to small jet
aircraft.

Joel Grant
Joel graduated from Northland Technical College of Thief River Falls, MN and is new to the
world of aviation with 2 years of experience at Detroit Lakes Aviation. Joel has a passion for
experimental aircraft and fabric covered airplanes.

Austin Eiter
Austin is a recent graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in Unmanned
Aircraft and a specialization in Business Aviation. Austin has a passion for creating and
maintaining relationships with both current and future customers, and is very distinguished
pilot with Commercial, Multi-Engine, Instrument, and CFI ratings.