DroneRacingLife.com, a sister publication of DroneLife.com, is the top online source for news and information on the fast moving drone racing industry. It delivers comprehensive coverage of drone racing products, events and people. Our editorial team reports it all from leagues and results to tips and resources, delivering information useful to all FPV racers, novice and experienced alike.
Our DroneRacingLife Team:
Dave Shevett, Senior Editor and Racer
Dave spent most of his life as a self avowed geek with a do it yourself attitude toward technology. Growing up he spent time building his own RC cars and trucks, while dabbling in programming, systems design, and microelectronics. He picked up the Drone Racing bug in late 2014 and, after building his own racing drone and competing in the Northeast, launched the USDRA website as a way to bring racers together and help promote the new sport. Have an interesting idea or startup in the drone racing space? Please contact Dave at email@example.com
Taylor Horowitz, Primary Editor and Drone Racing Enthusiast
Taylor Horowitz is an avid gamer with a focus on the professional scene. He has spent his time playing for teams, streaming, creating content, and coaching individuals and teams in his extra time. He grew up in Massachusetts and finished school in Vermont, and is excited to delve through the drone racing community Have an interesting drone racing story? Please contact Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about DroneLife.com
Things move so fast in the tech space, that the only way to be able to keep up tomorrow is to get ahead today.
The commercial drones space is projected to become a multi-billion dollar industry over the next ten years. Business Insider Intelligence published a report in January, 2014 that predicts there will be $98.2 billion in total cumulative drone spending over the next 10 years, with$11.8 billion of that spending falling into in the commercial space.
Between now and 2024, there is (if you will excuse the pun) a lot of ground to cover. The issues surrounding the relationship of drones to personal privacy/security become more complicated by the day and the FAA is going to have their hands full trying to decide who owns the air.
Until the dust settles, the commercial drones industry is the new wild west of technology; there is a lot of money to be made, unclaimed territory to be mapped, and there are hardly any rules.
DRONELIFE is here to make sure you, the consumer, are up to date on all the latest drone news, product releases, YouTube videos and legal precedents so you can stay informed about the rise of the commercial drone. DRONELIFE also helps companies to get the word out with branding, lead generation, and content.
Alan Phillips, CEO/Publisher
Alan is a serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, Nurse.com, and Homeplete.com.
Alan has a rich publishing background. At Ziff-Davis Publishing, Alan was EVP of ZDNet where he helped build and sell the technology publishing powerhouse. Have an interesting startup in the drone space? Please contact Alan at email@example.com or on LinkedIn.
Harry McNabb, Global Vice President Sales and Marketing
Harry McNabb is a principle at Spalding Barker Strategies. Harry is working with DRONELIFE as VP of Sales and Marketing with responsibility for audience and business development. Harry holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. with concentrations in finance and marketing from Boston College. He has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in industries including software (Lotus Development, IBM), real estate, and the arts. Harry’s deep business experience and wide ranging contact base augment strong negotiation, research and analytical skills.
Spalding Barker is a consulting firm that helps firms to generate effective marketing and sales strategies, providing research, and execution plans to help sales and marketing teams. They work with high tech, consumer product and service firms to increase market visibility, implement social media and online marketing programs, and develop effective sales and lead generation plans. Harry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Schroth, Editor-in-Chief
Frank has 20+ years defining, launching and maintaining information products and services. He has worked at ZDNet and Reed Business Information to establish their internet presence and worked with brands including PC Magazine, Computer Shopper, Variety, and Library Journal. AT ZD he built an editorial operations department that developed meta-tagging systems for advertising and information delivery, email broadcasting systems, and interactive services. He went on to co-found Where.com and MyTownMatters.
Frank has a B.A. from Fairfield University and an M.A. from Lesley University. He has a lifelong fascination with emerging technology and media. You can reach him anytime at email@example.com.
Miriam McNabb, CEO Jobsfordrones.com
Miriam has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, working as the VP of Sales and Marketing for financial market technology companies and consulting firms, and in a variety of roles at larger technology firms like Advent Software. She has a degree from the University of Chicago, and further education from BU and Harvard University in higher mathematics and business analysis. An enthusiastic follower of new technologies and new ideas, Miriam is excited to be helping new drone entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Miriam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew Amato, Contributing Editor
Andrew is an experienced online publisher, having written about everything from Alexander the Great to Guitar Hero. Prior to co-founding DRONELIFE, he covered tech startup news for StreetWise Media and developed mobile applications for Dreamkind Inc.
Andrew holds two B.A.s from Cornell University. He enjoys fishing, fine wines and flying his drone around the fields next to his house. He is always interested in hearing about the next wacky application of drone tech so feel free to hit him up on Twitter (@Tamato_Amato), LinkedIn, or shoot him an email at email@example.com.
Miriam McNabb, Contributing Editor
Miriam McNabb is a sales and marketing strategist at Spalding Barker Strategies and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. She writes for DRONELIFE on current news, financial trends, and FAA regulations. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies. She has worked in a variety of industries including finance, software, research, and non-profit.
Malek Murison, News Contributor
Jason Reagan, News Contributor
Jason Reagan is a freelance journalist with 18 years of combined experience in communications, news, marketing and copywriting. For more than a decade, Jason served as editor for a variety of “hometown” newspapers and has also written for the Associated Press. As a self-proclaimed Tech Evangelist, Jason especially enjoys writing posts for DRONELIFE and a variety of other blogs including the future-oriented Serious Wonder and the transhumanist publication H+ Magazine. Currently, Jason contributes blogs weekly to DRONELIFE on such issues as UAV legislation, drone crowdfunding and emerging trends in the industry. Follow Jason on Twitter @jasonpreagan.