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Meet Our Team

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

Alan Perlman

CEO & Founder

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, built 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.

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.

Tres Crow

Marketing Director

Tres Crow is an experienced marketing and design professional with extensive experience across a variety of industries. Most recently, he was the Chief Marketing Officer for the first responder drone services firm Skyfire Consulting, and the CEO of brand and web design firm DogEatCrow. Having worked successfully in a variety of industries—financial services, software development, public safety technology, and small business consulting—Tres has a unique, wide-ranging perspective of the buyer’s journey in the UAV industry and is excited to bring his perspective to the growing UAV Coach community.

Mike McGuirt

Student 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.

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.

Chase Flynn

Customer Operations Manager

With a lifelong goal of working for NASA, Chase Flynn never expected to land himself in the drone industry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with a Minor in Unmanned Aerial Systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he graduated with honors. Chase has worked in drone education for the last few years doing everything from student support, curriculum development, and working on strategic marketing initiatives. He also holds an FAA Part 107 Certification. Outside of work, he enjoys working on his aerial photography business where his passion for drones started.

Miles Perlman

Future Drone Pilot

When he’s not napping or honing his fine motor skills, Miles dreams of one day operating an unmanned aerial system. In the meantime, it’s all board books, toy trucks, and smiles for this kiddo.