Rolf has had a lifelong interest in flying, but soon after getting his pilot certificate in 1995, his career as a physician changed significantly and 21 years went by before he was able to fly again. Based in Fayetteville, NC, he has flown Lynndy, his Cessna 182, for 6 years and over 700 hours. He is one of the few pilots to complete Aviation Ambassador programs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, flying and visiting all of each state’s public airports, and he will soon finish with the Ambassador program in Maryland as well. Rolf regularly flies animal rescues with Pilots N Paws, and flew from the NC Zoo with 4 Mynah birds to Disney World and an Ibis to Discovery Cove. He is also a pilot with Patient Air Lift Services (PALS)and STEM Flights.
Rolf and his wife Teri are passionate about nature and the environment. They live on 9 acres in Fayetteville and in addition to a conservation easement on some of the property, they have made multiple improvements to encourage habitats for multiple animals and birds. Several walking trails zigzag through the property so one can enjoy nature’s beauty and excitement.
Rolf retired as an anesthesiologist in November 2021 after 36 years, however he continues to be active with his Age Management Medicine practice. He has competed in multiple triathlons, ran his first marathon at age 51, his first half marathon/full marathon double at 53 and has completed the 500-600 mile Cycle NC ride four times. Rolf is a Level 2 certified lacrosse coach, and a Bronze certified bowling coach. He has a woodworking shop and a metal working/welding shop and has made art pieces for charity auctions. He is an avid fan of the TV show “Survivor” and has an extensive collection of Survivor memorabilia.