President / sUAS Pilot
Cheri's passion for aviation came about after an exhilarating introduction flight at Flying Cloud Airport. Her fascination with flying eventually led her to the exciting world of drones, where she's able to combine her love of flying, with her advertising background to bring a client's vision to life. In addition to being our lead sUAS pilot, Cheri is also a student pilot working toward her Private Pilot Certificate for manned aircraft.
sUAS Pilot / VFR Pilot
As the in-house, manned aircraft pilot for the Fly Girls, Ryan's passion for flying extends far beyond the use of drones. In addition to his Part 107 Certification, he holds his Private Pilot Certificate for manned aircraft. Most days he can be found reffing college hockey, or taking in the views from a Cessna 172. He's currently working on his Instrument Flight Rating (IFR), eventually working toward his Certified Flight Instructor Certificate.
Chief Marketing Guru
Ellie’s marketing experience runs deep. She is currently the CEO of Minneapolis advertising agency, Griffin Archer. Prior to that she spent 10 years at Carmichael Lynch where she created award-winning work for brands including National Geographic, Harley-Davidson, Porsche and Subaru. Her work has been recognized by the Cannes Lions, One Show, Webby Awards, Communication Arts, and Emmy Awards.