AirCARE1™ Management Team
Denise Waye, RN, BSN
President & Co-Founder
Denise Waye has over 10 years of experience as a critical care nurse. She received her BSN degree from the University of New Mexico and has worked in a variety of patient settings including ICU, CCU, ED, and as a flight nurse. She is the published author of “Depression in the Geriatric Patient.”
Her first hand experience as a flight nurse led her to realize that patient care was not a top priority for many companies in the air ambulance industry. She knew there was a better way to give unmatched patient care in the air, along with outstanding customer service.
Her passion for this endeavor led to a partnership with Jake Jacobsen. Leveraging their complementary skills and experience, they formed AirCARE1™ to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care during their air ambulance transport. To better understand the flight process, Denise became a private pilot, which has helped her give patients added insights during their flight experience.
Vice President & Co-Founder
Jake Jacobsen has been a professional pilot for over 30 years. He received a bachelors degree in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota before entering the Air Force. He served in the United States Air Force for almost 27 years, flying in the Far East and Europe as well as various other tours including the Pentagon before retiring as a Colonel. While in the Air Force, he received his MBA with a concentration in finance. After his retirement, Jake’s passion for flying led him to the air ambulance and medevac industry.