Howard Kaney, Chief Executive Officer TerraVigilis
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Mechanical and regulatory engineering at Nemschoff, Inc
  • Retired Professional Engineer
  • Product/Marketing Manager for Focus Products Group, Inc
  • FAA certified private pilot, instrument rating
  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • CoChair, Experimental Aircraft Association Membership Area
  • Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship Coordinator
  • Steering Committee chair, Design curriculum, Moraine Parch Technical College
  • Adjunct professor, Computer Aided Design, Moraine Parch Technical College
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CAPT Timothy E. Tyre, PhD, USN (ret)
  • Certified flight instructor (CFI, LSA) Pilot
  • PhD Psychologist (Human Factors Research)
  • Adjunct professor Aviation Science at Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)
  • Director of Aviation Science Program at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
  • FAA Safety Team Lead Representative and Remedial Trainer
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
  • Special Deputy Sheriff and Chief Pilot, Jefferson County (WI) SO
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Lt Colonel John Palese, USAF (ret)
"We at Terra Vigilis are saddened to report the passing of our colleague and
dear friend John Palese during the fall 2021. John is missed by all of us".

  • Retired American Airlines, Captain and Line Check Airman
  • Certified flight instructor (CFI) Pilot
  • Adjunct professor Aviation Science at Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)
  • Adjunct professor Aviation Science at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
  • FAA Safety Team Lead Representative and remedial trainer
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
  • Captain, Hartford (WI) Township Police
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice Police firearms instructor
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Glen Brandt
  • President & CEO of Brandt Group of Wisconsin, Inc for the past 35 years
  • President of GLB Investments
  • President and founding member of the Kettle Moraine Experimental Aviation Association Chapter (1158) in West Bend, WI
  • Past Chairman of EAA AirVentrue
  • Private pilot with instrument privileges
  • MBS 1994, BS 1982
  • Cadet and officer in the Civil Air Patrol
  • Graduate of the Wisconsin Cadet Academy
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George Sargent
  • Professor Emeritus - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater - Computer Information Systems
  • Senior Project Manager - Electronic Data Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering at General Motors
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
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Stephen Betzler
  • Successful 40-year career in sales and marketing for both technical and industrial sectors while establishing global distribution in over 40 countries.
  • Multi engine and instrument ratings and USA and New Zealand Licenses
  • Senior Demonstration Pilot and formation qualifications
  • Flies the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) 1943 PT-26 Cornel WWII era trainer
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Chuck Howard
  • US Marine Corps Veteran
  • Retired FAA Journeyman Air Traffic Controller and Control Tower Manager - 35 years Government Service
  • Subject Matter Expert - US Domestic and OCEANIC Non-radar en route airspace, and US Domestic and Japan Civil Aviation Bureau Terminal Airspace
  • Managed FAA team of 86 volunteers specially selected to provide Air Traffic Control Services for the internationally renowned annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Fly-In convention at Oshkosh, Wisconsin - AirVenture 2016 and 2017
  • Specialized experience in all phases of technical training, FAA Safety Team member
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Charles Luebke
  • Retired Principle Engineer - R&D at Eaton Corp - 37 years
  • Subject Matter Expert - microprocessor-based controls, wireless communications, electrical signal analysis, fault detection, and protection methods
  • Global project team leader experience - systems design, concept prototyping, field trials, commercialization, and international codes and standards development
  • Extensive application knowledge - Aerospace, Vehicular, Commercial, Industrial, and Utility/Critical Infrastructure
  • UW-Milwaukee Electrical Engineer Alumnus of the Year, 2007
  • Retired Professional Engineer
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
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Michael Mortensen
  • Distinguished Lecturer - Carroll University - Graphic Design
  • Director of Aviation Science - Carroll University
  • NASA Manned Systems Division - US, Research Assistant
  • FAA Lead Safety Team Representative
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
  • Surveillance Detection Certification
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Architecture SICSA
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Sean Cox
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent: Protective Security, Counter-terrorism, Crisis Response, Risk Mitigation and Law Enforcement. 27+ years experience
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) Operator and Team Leader. Leadership, Training and Crisis Response. 13 years experience
  • Trooper with the Maryland State Police
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