Todd Grondzki (and Rainey)
Todd founded Blue SkEye in the Summer of 2015 after serving a long and successful career as a Marketing Manager for a major outdoor lifestyle brand. His obsession with quadcopters (AKA drones) began just a few years earlier while directing a photo shoot on Lake Allatoona, in Acworth, Georgia. One of the photographers was using a DJI Phantom 1 drone to capture some aerial footage and Todd quickly became hooked. He bought his very own quadcopter just a few days later and has been a passionate 'drone' guy ever since.
Todd has been shooting aerial media for the past few years but his fascination with flying began much earlier. He grew up living alongside of a grass runway in the middle-of-nowhere (Live Oak), North Florida. His father was a flight instructor so he learned to fly airplanes at a very early age. On his 15th birthday he earned his student driver's license and pilot's license in the same day. He later earned his Private Pilot’s license and has been getting high ever since!
Terry McManus brings over 30 years of business development, management and executive experience to the company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. In Terry's former life, he was COO and co-Founter of Athena Wireless Communications, Inc. Athena Wireless designed, developed and manufactured millimeterwave high capacity radio technology for the telecommunications industry. Athena Wireless was aquired by Google in January 2015. Prior to Athena Wireless, Terry was a consultant for a wireless telecomunications company in Atlanta, Ga.
Dana McManus is a licensed private pilot and has over 30 years of experience in consulting, management, organization development, training & development, and administration in business, government and academic settings. He is a former TSA Assistant Federal Security Director for the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security where his responsibilities included the oversight and management of all airport security screening operations at three commercial airports. Before joining the DHS, Dana worked as an independent contractor for Delta Global Services and Homeland Security Corporation where he conducted a variety of training programs for the national federalization of U.S. commercial airports. He is a former Senior Vice President and Director of Training and Development for an Internet-based technology sales and marketing company, a former State Director of Aerospace Education for the Civil Air Patrol-Georgia Wing, a former College Administrator and Instructor, and a former Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.