Dean and Kim Rosenlof are both graduates of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dean graduated from the Prescott, Arizona, campus in 1995 with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering. Kim graduated from the Daytona Beach campus in 1993 with two B.S. degrees. The Embry-Riddle connection brought Dean and Kim together at EAA AirVenture in 1995 when Dean spied Kim wearing an ERAU alumni shirt and started a conversation.
The conversation turned into several months of long distance phone calls and Compuserve e-mails until Kim finally moved to Arizona in 1996. The couple bought a house in Tempe in mid-1996 and married at the EAA’s Fergus Chapel in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, just after EAA AirVenture ended in August 1997.
During those early years, Dean and Kim were involved in several aviation groups in Arizona. They were active in the Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-in for several years, and attended EAA chapter meetings. Kim also served as the Arizona Wing Public Affairs Officer for Civil Air Patrol. Dean and Kim also founded (with two other ERAU alumni) AeroInk Incorporated, which now provides technical and creative writing/marketing services to the aviation industry.
While neither Rosenlof earned their wings at ERAU, both became pilots in the years after graduation. They began adding ratings, experiences, and aircraft to their resume. At one time they owned three hot air balloons while also building a Glasair Sportsman (which remains uncompleted).
But while their shared interest in aviation brought them together, they began to explore and share other interests: running, triathlon, hiking, diving, birding, and traveling, to name a few. Dean and Kim also enjoy sharing these activities and experiences with friends and family (including their four-legged family members).
A Note about This Website
Dean and Kim purchased the rosenlof.com domain name in 1996, during the early days of the Internet, and have maintained the domain name and email addresses since. Other Rosenlofs have expressed interest in expanding the site to include their families. In previous times, the structure of the website made this impossible, but this may now be possible with newer web building tools. Rosenlofs with WordPress skills who would like to include their family on this site should contact Kim for more information.