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Our Team has decades of experience in the aviation and technology sectors. These diverse backgrounds provide the discriminating client with the high level of service you have come to expect. We are dedicated to providing the safest and most complete solutions for your aerial imaging and related projects.

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Dan Hendrix
Founder and CEO
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Elizabeth Hendrix
Dir. of Business Operations
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Brian Utley
Dir. of Technical Applications

Dan Hendrix

Founder and CEO

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Dan is responsible for the strategic vision, management and day to day operations for all client and UAS matters. He is a veteran of the U.S. military imagery analysis community and has received training from numerous Department of Defense agencies and military related entities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education awarded in 1989, as well as a Master of Public Administration, conferred in February 2013, graduating with a 4.0 GPA, both earned from Wayland Baptist University. Dan was recently accepted into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and will be pursuing his second Master's degree -- Master of Aeronautical Science, with a dual specialization in Unmanned Aerospace Systems and Space Studies. He is a licensed Airline Transport Pilot for a major airline, type-rated in numerous transport category aircraft with nearly 14,000 fixed-wing flight hours, all of which are accident and incident free. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge within the realm of UAS and GPS technologies. Dan was honored as a recipient of the prestigious Delta Airlines Academic and Leadership Scholarship Award in 2012.

Dan is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, holds a red belt in American Tae Kwan Do, is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Air Line Pilots Association, a Distinguished Life member of the National Rifle Association, various aviation related groups and enjoys hunting, fishing, spending as much time as possible in Alaska and with his family.
 

Elizabeth Hendrix

Director of Business Operations

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Elizabeth is responsible for business operations, sales and marketing matters. She has vast experience within the real estate and technology fields. Previous to her role within Hendrix Consulting Group, she founded WhereToLive.com, a web-based real estate technology firm, in 1999. She served as WhereToLive.com's Chief Operating Officer from its inception until its sale in April 2016. Elizabeth was responsible for daily operations including developing and managing technical operations, sales, business development, customer management, service and support, and general corporate operations. Elizabeth also founded Superstar Computing, a company that grew from a “garage” start-up into a multimillion dollar leading provider of technology tools, training and support in the real estate technology industry, in 1992. As COO, she was responsible for all daily operations including developing and managing sales, customer service, technical support and program content for tens of thousands of clients throughout the U.S. and Canada. Elizabeth was instrumental in the successful sale of Superstar Computing to Merrill Corporation (formerly NASDAQ:MRLL), a $400 million company, in 1997.

Elizabeth attended the University of Minnesota and St. Paul Technical College. She is fluent in American Sign Language, holds a red belt in American Tae Kwan Do and enjoys spending time with her family, including husband and company CEO, Dan Hendrix.

Brian Utley

Director of Technical Applications

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Brian Utley is a name that is recognized the world over in the fields of computer technology and aviation. Following his attendance at Weber College and San Francisco State College, Brian joined IBM and rose through the ranks and became part of the computer revolution. His influence within IBM impacted virtually all computer-based technologies and resulted in his appointment as Vice President and General Manager of the Personal Computer Division during his highly respected 37 year tenure. He was responsible for IBM labs both domestic and abroad, was instrumental in engineering, as well as research and development of products that would alter the course of computing as we know it. His work made such a profound impact in the high tech world that many of his products can be found at the Computer History Museum in Menlo Park, CA.

In addition to Brian’s vast knowledge of programming, his extensive expertise with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, and improvements to the software analysis resulted in the development of GPS technology used for high speed flight recording. Due to his experience in this field, Brian was invited to become a member of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Contest and Records Board. One of Brian's first special projects for NAA was the development of a secure, high-speed GPS flight recording device used in the verification of records. This work involved serving as primary NAA liaison with the manufacturer of the equipment to ensure that the resultant device would meet stringent functional requirements and international technical standards. He has since continued to improve its functionality by making extensive improvements to the analysis software originally provided by the manufacturer.

From the late Steve Fossett’s round-the-world flight to US Air Force B-1 bomber high speed record flights and most recently Felix Baumgartner’s “Edge of Space” parachute jump, the certification of these world records were made possible by Brian’s direct involvement and onsite participation utilizing GPS technologies that he was instrumental in developing and refining.

From the Computer History Museum, international recognition, and most recently induction into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, we are honored and privileged to have Brian on our Team. Brian, a licensed pilot and national soaring record holder, is married and enjoys life every day to its fullest with his wife Sharon, their children and many grandchildren.