Our coaches have accumulated over 80 years experience in aviation and each has conducted interviews for major airlines

Judy Tarver

Lead  Coach

Judy helps coach pilots as they transition in their airline career paths. She has been successfully conducting interview preparation services for 17 years, including 10 years as Lead Interview Preparation Coach and Vice President, Global Strategies at

For over 40 years Judy has worked as an aviation consultant, writer and speaker specializing in the field of pilot selection and recruitment. Her career started with a American Airlines where she was responsible for facilitating the hiring of over 7,100 airline pilots. From AA, she was employed for six years as the President of a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Air Line Pilots Assn. (Universal Pilot Application Service). Since that time, she has consulted with several major air carriers along with government and industry aviation associations. She has been on two FAA Aviation Rule Making committees on pilot selection and has presented before organizations such as the NTSB, FAA, DOD and DOJ.

Author of Expert Witness: Wrongful Death and  Flight Plan to the Flight Deck:  Strategies for a Pilot Career and several magazine articles that have appeared in Aviation for Women, Flight Training, Air Line Pilot and Airline Pilot Careers.

Steve Munroe

Panel Coach and Resume Development Lead

Captain Steve Munroe has over 40 years of aviation experience in both the military and civilian sectors. He brings a passion to pilot recruitment and development, having served as a pilot mentor and contributing to the hiring of hundreds of pilots as a major airline pilot interviewer during the last two hiring cycles.

Mr. Munroe has served on accident investigation teams in both the military and civilian sectors, as well as being selected as a subject matter expert to the National Transportation Safety Board on a major international accident investigation.

He is a retired Captain for a major airline, where he served as a Check Airman, FAA Aircrew Program Designee and Standardization Coordinator. He was selected the Check Airman of the Year in 2009. As a Naval Aviator and F-14 Pilot, Mr. Munroe was promoted to Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron 202 and was ranked the number one Squadron Commander in the Airwing. He has over 18,000 Flight Hours, 430 carrier arrested landings and holds an Airline Transport Rating with Type Ratings in the FK-100, B-737, B-757, B-767 and A-310 aircraft.

He graduated from DePauw University with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in Business. He is a Graduate of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, and was an Honor Graduate of the Naval Postgraduate Aviation Safety Officers Program.

Maureen Hurbough

Interview Preparation Coach

Maureen comes to Pilot Counseling Services after a successful 32-year career at American Airlines. She was an integral member of the Pilot Recruitment team for over 12 years, including 6 years during the most recent pilot hiring period beginning in 2013. Maureen has played an essential role in the hiring of thousands of pilots. She represented American Airlines at numerous nationwide pilot hiring events including OBAP, WAI, NGPA and virtual job fairs.

In addition to her role within Pilot Recruitment, Maureen worked in Corporate Human Resources, Corporate Training & Development, and Employee Travel Administration.
Upon her recent retirement from American Airlines, Maureen and her family moved from the great State of Texas to support her husband’s career at the University of Notre Dame – go Irish. As of January 2020, she joined Judy Tarver as a member of Pilot Counseling Services.

Maureen brings to Pilot Counseling Services, her passion of the airline industry and desire to assist pilots prepare for their airline career. She has seen first-hand the importance of the interview, and the associated stress and anxiety. Her knowledge and expertise prepare each candidate in developing key skills that create a positive and lasting impression; affording them the best interview experience possible.