meet the team

who's behind the drone pals magic?

Meet the Drone Pals team, comprised of the founders, moderators, contributors & ambassadors from across the world. What does everyone have in common? A love of travel, years of drone experience, and a friendly personality! 

Kyle Hulse
Co-Founder

Kyle Hulse

Kyle has always had a passion for flight. What was at first a hobby,  quickly turned into an evolving quest to find and create mesmerizing aerial art. He expanded his aerial portfolio and began licensing work to fortune 500 companies. Kyle enjoys the excitement people have from the unseen perspectives that aerial photography provides. This led him to create the Drone Pals concept in 2015; A platform where content creators could network and grow while inspiring other individuals with their aerial media. Kyle has also spent time developing the commercial adoption of drone technology, including working at DJI to lead their North America Enterprise sales team. Aside from drones, Kyle loves to golf, swim, and surf.

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Co-Founder

Gabrielle Enos

Gabby co-founded Drone Pals in 2015 with an admiration for aerial photography and passion for connecting with people across the world. She enjoys traveling to new places and meeting new friends along the way. Aside from her role as Drone Pals co-founder, Gabby is a full time Registered Nurse. She also enjoys surfing, art, and cooking. 

Moderators

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moderator

Martin Sanchez

Martin loves shooting creative, unusual, and abstract aerial content with his various DJI drones. He has been a Drone Pals moderator for over 2 years. 

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Moderator

Ben Mackay

Ben has been an essential part of the Drone Pals team since 2018. A local celebrity in Australia, he travels the world with his creative equipment capturing inspiring content and dreamy colors. 

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moderator

Josh Welch

Josh has been a member of the Drone Pals team for 3 years. He enjoys capturing natural landscapes, especially mountains, forests, and isolated retreats.   

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Writer

Kerry Mapes

bio coming soon

Richard Caldwell
Guides Contributor

Rich Caldwell

Rich descends from Nottingham, England and now resides in Orange County, California. He has been flying drones for 5 years.
He has a keen interest in showcasing views often not seen from the angle that drones create. His shots are carefully considered and planned out – using Google Earth and other programs to find ideal conditions for the images he wants to create. His first book of his work is available on Amazon…and there are plenty more projects on the way!

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moderator

Hugo PeÑa salazar

bio coming soon

Ty Poland Drone pals
FPV Pilot

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Bio coming soon

Contributors & Ambassadors

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contributor & ambassador

charley fitzwilliam

When it comes to capturing marine life, Charley is one of the best! He rotates between his Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic Pro 2, and Typhoon H Plus on his adventures. See Charley’s work on Drone Pals!

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ambassador

sandrine hecq

Originally from South Africa, Sandrine enjoys traveling the world with her drone to create inspiring vlogs and capturing aerial footage. 

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contributor & ambassador

Paul Tavares

Local photographer turned drone hobbyist. Paul began drone photography only a few years ago but as quickly made a name for himself in the drone community. From being recognized locally in RI magazines to bring featured and highlighted on DJI’s social media accounts. Paul started his droning with creative abstract 2D topdown art using basketball and tennis courts. Now he travels the United States finding the best and most unique locations, capturing his vision and creativity from the sky!   See Paul’s work on Drone Pals!

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contributor & ambassador

jess loiterton

Aussie Aerial photographer based in Waikiki, Hawaii. See Jess’ work on Drone Pals!

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contributor

Felix von schwanewede

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contributor

Kerry Mapes

I originally started flying drones for my job as an Earth scientist, but since I have been doing photography for over 15 years the transition to using them artistically was natural. I like to experiment with new techniques and and reflect my love of the natural world in my photos.   See Kerry’s work on Drone Pals!

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contributor

Witold Ziomek

Award-winning photographer from Krakow, Poland.   See Witold’s work on Drone Pals!

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ambassador & Contributor

Seven Qi

Styles including architecture, life aesthetics, and city exploration. See Seven’s work on Drone Pals!

Bio coming soon

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Contributor

Bruna Zappoli

I’m Bruna, a minimalist in life and in photography.  I love to capture the essence of every place looking for clean perspectives and geometrical compositions. See Bruna’s work on Drone Pals!

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Andrea Caruso

I’m Andrea Caruso, an aerial photographer and digital creator based in Sicily.  Shooting from above is an everyday routine, i always plan new trips and new spots to discover.  I like to define myself as an “air traveller” because in every place i go i’m constantly focused on the search of new air perspectives and compositions. See Andrea’s work on Drone Pals!

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contributor

Sebastian MUller

Award winning photographer who’s work extends across the planet. See Sebastian’s work on Drone Pals!

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contributor

Hugo Healy

Internationally acclaimed award winning photographer. Capturing images in a unique colour and light, inspiring others to explore our beautiful planet.  See Hugo’s work on Drone Pals!

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contributor

Eric Jon DE LEOn

I live in Los Angeles California. Photography started as a hobby then after picking up my first DSLR 2 years ago, I wanted to do more and challenge myself to take better pictures and show them to my friends and family. I always bring my camera everywhere I go and try to capture landscapes and different perspective of nature and city. I use softwares like Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom to edit my photos and try to experiment with different lights, shadows, and colors to achieve a great photo.  See Jon’s work on Drone Pals!

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contributor

Matheo Joubert

I was born and raised in the French Alps, hence my attraction to landscapes, nature and travel, and my desire to immortalize them in photos.  My passion for photography continues to grow throughout my travels.  Through my photos I try to create a colorful, very visual and graphic universe.  See Matheo’s work on Drone Pals!

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contributor

Pierce Gainey

Florida based Drone Pilot. The beach is my home and I love exploring outside and capturing images from a birds eye perspective!  See Pierce’s work on Drone Pals!

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contributor

Phil De Glanville

Bio coming soon

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ambassador

Petra Leary

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ambassador & Contributor

will cheyney

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Contributor

Shahbaz Sheikh

Epic aerial adventurer, exploring the world and capturing bangers! Famous for his unique drone boomerangs, abstract sport shots, and travel photography.  See Shahbaz’s work on Drone Pals!

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Contributor

John Huang

Drone photography and videography is a lifelong passion for Suirong, something that inspires hope, courage, and beautiful life. He fell in love with drone photography right away after flying his first mini drone two years ago. The event made him appreciate the new aerial perspectives that have not been seen before. The beauty of landscapes and cityscape was since been captured by him with a drone for storytelling to ignite memories and passion.  As a drone hobbyist, he started by doing drone-photography during holidays, this was just for fun and he had no serious ambition. But what started as a humble holiday snapshot session has led him to explore other different ways of drone photography and videography to capture images that inspire and tell a story.  See John’s work on Drone Pals!

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Contributor

Hugo CHen

Hugo Cheng is a freelance travel videographer and photographer based in Hong Kong.  With a passion for travel, chasing unique perspectives and creative direction, Hugo has travelled across the globe capturing  raw moments and  like never before. Through visual storytelling, he aspires to inspire people to seek for new adventure and have a positive impact in the world.    See Hugo’s work on Drone Pals!

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Contributor

Stefano geraci

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Contributor

Greg Adams

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Contributor

Tom Bridges

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Contributor

Ash Farman

Ash Farman, founder of High in the Sky Photography made his maiden drone voyage 5yrs ago and he has never looked back. The freedom he has found in this new medium has sparked passion and creativity in him like he’s never experienced before. Having entered into a new world of possibilities, Ash quickly found his place in it and immersed himself in learning and exploring every aspect of drone photography.

An avid explorer and endlessly creative, Ash is making leaps and strides in the world of aerial photography, carving himself a nice little spot amongst some of the best in the world.

See Ash’s work on Drone Pals!

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ambassador

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