2023 Speakers & Panelists

We thank our industry speakers and panelists for helping make the UAS Roundups a success!

Morning Keynote Address

Vic Moss – Moss Photography & Drone Service Providers Alliance

Vic is the COO and Vice-President of DSPA. A commercial photographer, he has owned Moss Photography since 1988, and has been offering drone services since 2014. Vic is a nationally recognized voice for drone safety and an advocate for reasonable drone regulation. On social media, he serves as the administrator for the largest UAS specific legal forum, the UAV Law News & Discussion Group, and one of the largest commercial UAS pilot forums.

Vic also serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs for UAS Colorado where he worked with numerous municipalities to help create reasonable drone regulations. Vic works with the FAA as one of five FAA Safety Team Drone Pros for the Denver FSDO, encompassing all of Colorado and Wyoming. Vic was also appointed to the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee in January, 2021 as a Citizen UAS Operator.

Public Acceptance Panel

Lora O’Toole – AUVSI Rocky Mountain

Lora O’Toole is the Vice President of Business Development at Arrive, formerly known as Dronedek, a company specializing in offering a unique Mailbox-as-a-Service (MAAS) solution. With a dedicated focus on enhancing delivery experiences for both users and shippers, Arrive is actively shaping the future of autonomous delivery infrastructure. Lora’s dynamic career blends a strong sales background with a profound passion for startups, and she has been an has been an integral part of Arrive’s journey since 2019.

In addition to her role at Arrive, Lora serves as the President of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Her dedication to advancing the autonomous systems industry has also earned her recognition in 2021 when she was named one of Conexus Indiana’s Rising 30 in Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics.

Greg Reverdiau – Pilot Institute

See bio under Afternoon Keynote Address

Don Ireland – Don’s Drones of Denver

Don Ireland is a journalist, drone photographer and entrepreneur based in Denver. He moved to the Mile-High City in late 1999 to get married to Lynn. While he spent more than a dozen years running big-box stores in Pennsylvania and Colorado, including the former CompUSA, Don spent most of his adulthood writing news and sports stories for several weekly newspapers around suburban Pittsburgh. For 15 years, he contributed to the region’s two largest daily newspapers, The Pittsburgh Press and the Post-Gazette. He received several statewide journalism awards from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association and was inducted into the region’s sports writing Hall of Fame. In addition, he served as the public-address announcer for 15 years at the University of Pittsburgh while also announcing hundreds of high school athletic contests for more than 25 years. His experience included cable television, radio, TV commercials and serving as the emcee for nearly countless events. Don has received dozens of professional and community-service awards during the past 40 years, including “Citizen of the Year” in his hometown of Turtle Creek, PA.

            Currently, he is a regular free-lance writer and content contributor for the Denver Business Journal, Colorado WaterWise Magazine, the Weekly Register-Call (the state’s oldest newspaper) and other clients. He writes an occasional column, “Age of Drones” for the WR-C to inform readers of the growing importance unmanned aerial systems are playing in business and industry today.

            During the COVID-19 lockdown, Don developed a heightened interest in drones and obtained his FAA Part 107 certification in July 2020. He added drone photography to his repertoire and his media clients use his aerial stills to provide readers with that unique bird’s-eye view. Don joined Mountain West UAS more than two years ago and tries to help the organization leaders “spread the word” about drones. As a sideline, he operates a very small business, “Don’s Drones of Denver” to assist clients needing his services. 

Nick Langolf – Unmanned Safety Institute

Nick’s background and experiences include serving in a variety of roles from designing, developing, delivering, selling and managing disruptive technology solutions.

As the Director of Sales, Nick Langolf cultivates and empowers internationally commercial and academic partners that are investigating, implementing or scaling UAS training and certification solutions.

Nick develops educational and training frameworks leading academic learners to career pathway opportunities and commercial learners to multiple industry certifications. Positioning learners and organizations with the implementation and/or scaling UAS operations by establishing processes and procedures to negate the risk associated with utilizing UAS technology.

Drone Security/Foreign Manufactured Drones

Ryan Carter – Multicopter Warehouse

Ryan Carter is the Enterprise Account Manager for Multicopter Warehouse, covering the Western region for Public Safety and Inspection operations. Ryan’s introduction to using drones came when he established a video production company in early 2016. After years of creating content for concert recaps, wedding videography, etc. Ryan found his way to Multicopter Warehouse as the consumer drone specialist in early 2020. After spending most of his down time throughout the pandemic learning about the different applications drones are used for, one industry stood out much further than the rest, Public Safety. In 2021 Ryan was promoted to Public Safety specialist and has spent the last 2 years assisting and supporting agencies using drones. He prides himself on being a resource for all when it comes to drones saving lives and looks forward to growing the industry to be safer and more effective on calls.

Vic Moss – Moss Photography & Drone Service Providers Alliance

See bio under Morning Keynote Address

Matt Dvorak – AirView Source

Navigating the ever-evolving world of UAS for nearly a decade, Matthew takes a modest approach to his wide-ranging expertise, spanning FPV, LiDAR, 3D Imaging, and leading-edge UAS innovations. His transition into the commercial UAS sector was distinctly marked by the 2018 Camp Fire response. A profound learning journey unfolded, leading him to work in varied settings, from military bases to nuclear plants. Always seeking to innovate, Matthew co-founded AirView Source the same year. This enterprise emerged as a specialized Drone Services Provider, focusing intently on LiDAR capture and processing.

Afternoon Keynote Address

Greg Reverdiau – Pilot Institute

Greg has been an aviation professional since the early 2000s. He currently holds the following FAA certificates: Certified Flight Instructor, Commercial Pilot (for single and multi engine), and UAS Remote Pilot. He has worked for two of the biggest aeronautical universities in the country (managing flight training programs of up to 500 students and 50 aircraft) and in teaching roles as an Assistant Professor and Program Chair. He now concentrates on educating the next generation of manned and unmanned pilots by creating online courses.

Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science and a Master’s Degree in Aviation Human Factors, both from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. He’s also one of the few National FAASTeam Members and UAS course author on FAASafety.gov.

When he is not teaching, you can find him running in the beautiful mountains surrounding Prescott, AZ.

Remote ID Panel

Jeff Singer – Center of Excellence for Advanced Technical Aerial Firefighting

Jeff began working for the United States Forest Service in 2000. During his seven years with the Forest Service, he worked on wildland fire engines, hotshot crews, and as a fire prevention officer. Jeff then pursued other interests, including technology and aviation, where he obtained his private pilot certificate. He then took his experience and skill set to the National Park Service, where he supervised a fuels crew and assisted in the fire and fuels management at Rocky Mountain National Park. While working at Rocky Mountain National Park, Jeff also became an active member of the community and town of Estes Park. After ten years, he transferred to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park in California. He served as the Engine Captain on a Type-3 engine and, in 2017, became involved in the Park Service’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program. Jeff’s drive for innovation, aviation background, and technical skills in the UAS industry allowed him to work for the Federal Government during emergency incidents using various types of UAS. He has flown multiple missions, including Search and Rescue, reconnaissance for illicit drug grows, incident investigations (Rapid Lesson Sharing), and aerial ignitions operations.

Jeff’s wildland fire background and passion for UAS made him a great candidate for a position with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control’s Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology for Aerial Firefighting. Jeff has been with the Center of Excellence since April 2022.

Bill Sample – Chaffee County SAR South

Bill has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management. He worked as an Avionics Systems Engineer for 38 years designing electronics for aircraft and space vehicles. He has logged more than 7,000 hours as a pilot. He holds Air Transport and Flight Instructor ratings in single and multi-engine aircraft along with a Remote Pilot certificate for sUAV.

Confirming Panelist

Photo and Bio coming soon


Zach Dougherty – 3i Law Firm

Zach is a Denver-based attorney with 3i Law and a fourth-generation Colorado native. Since being admitted to the Colorado bar in 2008, his practice has focused on commercial litigation as well as aviation law. His extensive litigation experience includes work on several high-value lawsuits involving real estate, construction, and other contractual disputes.

On the aviation side, he has been involved with reviewing a number of airport master plans, capital improvement programs and other projects on behalf of a global aviation consulting firm.

On the unmanned systems side, Zach has drafted client service agreements for drone operators, and he is actively involved with several initiatives on behalf of Mountain West UAS (MWUAS). With MWUAS, Zach has worked on grant proposals in connection with the Buena Vista Drone Park as well as for a new drone safety curriculum at Buena Vista Public High School. He has also made presentations to MWUAS members on drone law basics, and he served as moderator for the panel discussion at the MWUAS Spring 2021 (Virtual) and Fall (in-person) UAS Roundups.

Zach is a member of the Aircraft Pilots and Owners Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Air & Space Law.

He received his law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 2008 and, before law school, worked as a business journalist in Bucharest, Romania.