Meet Our Team

We’re headquartered in Nashville, TN, but our (amazing) team works remotely.

Brad Tucker


Brad Tucker is a seasoned leader in the training and e-learning industry, having held pivotal roles at Colibri Group, NPE Fitness, and Ascend Learning. He has managed sales, marketing, business development, and revenue growth, and is known for his hands-on approach to recruitment and team development. Brad graduated with an MBA from Arizona State University and a BS from Pepperdine University. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and spending quality time with his family.

Lana Axelrod

Chief Operating Officer

Lana holds an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate and has over a decade of experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, product management, marketing and customer experience. Prior to joining UAV Coach, Lana managed credit card products at American Express and spent several years on Wall Street at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. Lana has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She spends her free time with her husband/business partner Alan, their two kids and dog and enjoys travel and home improvement shows.

Antonio McDaniel

Drone Education and Enterprise Sales Lead

Antonio, is a seasoned professional helping drive sales and grow partnerships at Drone Pilot Ground School. With two decades in the game, Antonio’s journey includes impactful stints at Cintas, Northwoods, and most recently Cornell Direct in his role as Director of Business Development. A proud Marquette University alum with a BS in hand, he’s not just about business – Antonio ran track in his college days, showcasing a passion for both competition and achievement.
In his downtime, Antonio keeps the momentum going by clocking miles on a run, cruising new routes on his bike, or shooting hoops with friends. Oh, and did we mention he’s a dog lover on the lookout for a new furry friend? Life’s an adventure, and Antonio is here to embrace it all.

Judy Hintz

Director of Ops & Inbound Sales

Judy has held management and operations roles in education, transportation, and finance. Most recently, Judy was a Regional Director at International Experience, a non-profit student exchange organization, where she worked with U.S. host families and high schools to help international students fulfill their dreams of studying abroad in the U.S. She has also held roles at Schneider National and Associated Bank. Judy has a BBA in International Business from St. Norbert College. She enjoys time with her husband and two sons and spending the afternoon with a good book.

Mike McGuirt

Customer Support Manager

Mike served nearly 28 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he held various management and leadership roles in human resources, supporting personnel around the globe. Most recently, he spent 3 years as a high school Aerospace Science Instructor, where he started and grew the drone program. Mike has a BS in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University and an MA in Management and Leadership from Webster University. Mike and his wife of over 30 years raised two sons and lived in many unique places; they now reside in Jonesboro, AR.

Liz Robertson

Marketing Director

Liz is a career marketer with a focus on digital strategies, rebrands, and new programs / products and a passion for growing small to mid-size companies. Prior to joining UAV Coach, she spent her marketing career in the apparel / retail industry in roles at Abercrombie & Fitch and University Tees. Liz has a BS from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. In her free time, she enjoys cooking new recipes and hanging out on a patio with her husband and golden retriever.

Zacc Dukowitz

Contributing Writer

Zacc is a writer with professional experience in education technology and digital marketing. Zacc also holds the rank of nidan in Aikido, a Japanese martial art, and is a widely published fiction writer. Zacc has an MFA from the University of Florida and a BA from St. John’s College.

Alan Perlman


Alan founded UAV Coach in 2014 with a focus on education, safety, and commercial opportunity. He holds an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate and is the lead course instructor for Drone Pilot Ground School. Earlier in his career, he ran a boutique marketing agency in NYC, helped build HubSpot’s customer certification program, and traveled to 50+ countries as a cost-of-living research analyst. Alan has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He spends his free time with wife/business partner Lana, their two kids and dog and is always planning his next outdoor adventure.