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
FAA Certified Part 107 Drone Pilot Racing Specialist
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.
David Roberts
Sales Team
Having lived in four regions of the US and with 25 plus years of experience building companies, David brings nice leadership and collaboration skills to MultiGP. David started business life with stints at Intel, Adobe, and other tech firms while also building and flying giant scale RC aircraft as an AMA leader member and more. Currently Flying: two 5" Aliens one built by Steele, 91" Extra 300 with 70cc twin, 120" Curtis Hawk P6
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.
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