Meet Our Team
We’re headquartered in Nashville, TN, but our (amazing) team works remotely.
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.
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.
Instructor Operations & Sales Manager
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.
Bobby spent 15 years in law enforcement and is experienced in aerial and close-range photogrammetry. He was a full-time instructor at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, where he spent nearly 6 years developing and coordinating the collision reconstruction programs for the State of South Carolina. Prior to that, he was with the Spartanburg Police Department, where he served as an instructor and a major crash investigator and also worked in traffic and impaired driving enforcement, among many other areas. Bobby has been published in the Accident Reconstruction Journal and Collision Magazine. When he’s not working, you can find him hanging out with his wife, son and dogs or flying his DJI Phantom.
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 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, University Tees and Air Waves. 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 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.
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.