Volunteering for the 2019 Sioux River flood sandbagging event at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls

At Ascending Innovations, we love to fly.  That’s why I’m driven to providing the best aerial imaging and video solutions capturing unique perspectives for commercial, government and private customers.  I’ve been in aviation since 1995 and hold a commercial UAV Part 107 and private pilot’s license with endorsed training in FAA regulations, controlled airspace, aeronautics, high performance aircraft, tail-wheel, IFR, night flight and possess a strong sense for situational awareness and safety.  

 I’ve enjoyed a successful and diverse career in project management, telecom infrastructure, construction and distribution pipeline with proven success and insight in and around projects of all sizes and phases with an emphasis on OSHA and safety training.  I recently obtained my FEMA 100 & 700 NIMS Certification and became an active member of Team Rubicon.  

Being involved in our local drone community I worked with one of our city council members to defeat a city drone ordinance restricting drone ops in public airspace during special events.  I’m proud to have participated in the legislative process which gained national attention from DJIs Government Relations Team in Washington, DC.


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