To increase the reliability and efficiency of the national energy grid by utilizing unmanned aircraft.

I got to know the entire organization at SkySkopes and was very impressed with their equipment, their attention to details, their knowledge and their professionalism. I would recommend SkySkopes for a wide variety of aerial services.”

Gene Payson, Chief Pilot, UVU

“SkySkopes is a highly skilled professional operator that has experience in flying single and multi rotor as well as fixed wing airframes. We see them as a national leader that have many certifications. It is a company we appreciate very much working together with.”

Per Kristian, CEO, Robot Aviation


Management Team

Matt Dunlevy

President and CEO

Ryan Ach

Chief Operating Officer

Dan Daffinrud

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Johnson

Director of Flight Operations

Advisory Board Members

Bruce Gjovig

Bruce Gjovig is Entrepreneur Coach and founding director of the Center for Innovation at the University of North Dakota, a program focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and private investment.

Dr. Tim O’Keefe

Dr. Timothy P. O’Keefe, Ph.D., is currently the Director of the University of North Dakota School of Entrepreneurship. Dr. O’Keefe has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry including an University IT professor, an experienced IT consultant, and co-founder of a successful internet services company.

Dr. Dennis Elbert

Dennis J. Elbert was appointed dean of the College of Business and Public Administration (CoBPA) at UND in July, 1997. A longtime UND faculty member, Elbert served as a professor of marketing and, for many years, as director of the UND Small Business Institute (SBI), in which he worked with 20 to 25 businesses each year.

Doug Marshall, J.D

Owner, TrueNorth Consulting LLC, a UAS support and service provider since 2007. Adjunct Professor, De Paul College of Law, International Aviation Law Institute, Chicago, Illinois. Previously Division Manager, UAS Regulations & Standards Development at the Physical Science Laboratory, New Mexico State University (2010-2014), and Professor of Aviation at the University of North Dakota (1998-2010).

Terry Sando

As UAS Sector Senior Manager for the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Terry Sando facilitates regional business expansion, attraction and retention initiatives as part of a regional emphasis in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) that includes education, training, research, and business growth.