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About Our Team

The Terra Vigilis team consists of subject matter experts with backgrounds in computer information systems, radio frequency engineering, law enforcement, military counter terror operations, and professional aviation. All of the Terra Vigilis principals are FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certified.
 

CAPT. Timothy Tyre USN (ret)

President, CEO, Terra Vigilis

Certified flight instructor (CFI, LSA) Pilot

Director Aviation Science Program at Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)

Director 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)

Lt Colonel John Palese, USAF (ret)

Vice President of Operations and Public Information Officer

Retired American Airlines, Captain & Line Check Airman

Certified flight instructor (CFII) 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)

Glen Brandt

COO, Terra Vigilis

President and 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 at EAA AirVenture

Private pilot with instrument privileges

MBA 1994, BS 1982

Cadet and officer in the Civil Air Patrol

Graduate of the Wisconsin Cadet Academy.

George Sargent, Phd

CTO

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)

Sean Cox

Director Protective Services Division

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

Patrick (PJ) Kirkpatrick

Vice President of Drone Operations

Experienced Radio Frequency Engineer at Sprint & consultant to AT&T and Verizon

Founder, Nomad Aerial Solutions, Inc.

Treasurer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advocacy Network

FAA Safety Team Representative

Assistant Organizer of Milwaukee Drone User Group

FAA certified commercial drone pilot. (Part 107) with extensive commercial experience

Drone U Elite Pilot

Michael Mortensen

CDO, Terra Vigilis

Professor – Carroll University – Graphic Communications

Founder, RAVEstudio,Inc – Digital Media Solutions

NASA Manned Systems Division – United States Research Assistant

UX/UI Designer at GE

FAA Safety Team Representative

FAA certified commercial drone pilot. (Part 107)

FEMA – NIMS baseline training

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