Team

Chris Thomas
Founder, CEO, League Commissioner
Wizard of the 5.8 Video Channels, Master of Races and Heats, Manipulator of Cycle Times, Devoted to America, Champion of the Principles of Freedom. The pilots know me as the fastest on Gokarts. The organizers know me as the One with the Megaphone. And I am also known in the North East as the Guy on the Bike.
Joe Scully
EVP of Race Production
With 17 Years of Experience entertaining spectators as an Announcer and Sports Event Emcee for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Monster Jam and more, Scully has become the "John Madden of Drone Racing". His style of fast-paced commentary and quick-wit during staging periods enhances the viewing experience both online and in-house. Currently flying: Tiny Whoop
Shannon Broussard
EVP, Chapter Relations
Shannon lives in Louisiana and when he's not busy answering Chapter Organizer inquiries he loves to cook up big pots of gumbo and crawfish. With 4 years in the FPV industry and 14 total in RC, Shannon helps mentor and guide many new chapters. Currently flying: Who am I kidding, all I have time for is to run races.
Jefte Puente
Chief Brand Officer
Jefte is the in-house pixel monkey and graphics snob who has spent over a decade building brands and websites. In addition to maintaining the MultiGP brand assets and website he spends a great deal of time obsessing over how to keep drone racing accessible, fair and competitive. Currently flying: Atmospheric Adventures Aeolus 5"
Christopher Perry
EVP of Development
With over 10 years experience in the automation industry, Chris had his hands in everything that is a Savant System from developing the dealer web portal and iOS applications to designing the hardware and software for their video tiling product. Currently he works as the CEO of iLife Automation managing an amazing team of hardware installers, graphics designers, and software engineers. Currently flying : Astro Switch for racing quads, Defiant 28 for racing wings
Dave Swindell
EVP of Business Development
With more than 40 years of experience in the business of motorsports, Dave brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and expertise to MultiGP. Dave is also a giant drone racing pioneer and a long-time RC hobbyist with an in-depth knowledge of the technology of drone racing.
Daniel Gonell
Special Initiatives & Analytics
Daniel is a User Experience Designer and Creative Technologist with more than 10 years working in Marketing with brands around the world. He works side by side with the Marketing team to spread the word about MultiGP and Drone Racing across the Universe! Currently flying: Tiny Whoop and EMAX Babyhawk Racer
Tim Barnhart
Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Tim has been around model aviation for almost 20 years. He is an AMA Club President, AMA Leader Member, and a Tier 1 Chapter Organizer. Tim actively promotes the growth of our hobby and wants to see everyone enjoy the freedom of flight. "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things …" — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Kelara Mainade
Sales Team
With 10 + years of experience in the News Industry, Kelara has worked for two of the highest rated top 10 news stations in the country. She began her career as an intern for NBC 6 and eventually started her first job as a writer for WSVN/ FOX Miami. she quickly moved up the ladder from Writer to Associate Producer to Creative Producer, learning the entire news industry from the ground up. Today, she brings her knowledge and skills to MultiGP, writing and producing our weekly newscast “Multigp News” as well as covering some of our premier events via livestream.
Reese d’Aquin
Video Production
With over 6 years experience in the entertainment industry, Reese has worked with The Walt Disney Company, NBC Sports, Monster Energy, FOX Head Racing, ABC, and more. His superpower is being able to produce ‘Reese Edits’ with lightning fast speeds. A great match up to the fast paced action of drone sports!
Frank Mainade
Sales Team
With over 15 years of experience in sales, Frank uses his passion, experience and knowledge of drone sports to help him bring in sales and sponsorships for the league as well as mentor and guide companies/organizations who are interested in drone sports. Frank is also a sponsored drone pilot and has been flying racing quads for over two years.
Noah Furhman
Noah Furhman
Executive Vice President
A drone race organizing pioneer and veteran as well as a passionate FPV pilot, Noah has been dedicated to the development and promotion of organized drone racing since its inception. Helping to keep MultiGP moving forward with focuses on business, operations, sales, marketing and strategy, Noah is also a giant drone racing fanatic blazing new trails with Mega Class.
Andre Smith
With just under 7 years of experience in the drone racing world Andre may be a rookie in the game but he definitely made an impact in the Florida area running races as a Chapter Organizer for the last 3 years. Some of his most recent accomplishments have gotten him to be an AMA District V's Associate Vice Presidents (Florida) along with many other positions within the AMA and local AMA Chartered  Chapters, with over 10 multi-rotor builds sitting on the shelf his skills with building quads have gotten him the name KWADFATHA by his friends because he builds the Kwad then "Babies" the Kwad when he flies them.
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