About Us

Who we are and what we do

Our mission is to positively impact the world through innovative solutions. 

Our vision is to become the most trusted end to end solutions provider.

SkySkopes is a professional service provider with a highly qualified operations and geospatial team. We operate a wide variety of advanced sensors and aircraft for transmission and distribution line inspections, oil and gas applications, and many other innovative use cases that focus on adding value.

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What we value

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Building and maintaining trust with our customers and employees is one of our highest priorities. Acting with integrity with every decision is crucial especially in the emerging drone industry. 

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Integrity

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Retaining a positive and productive culture is at the core of diversity and inclusion. We encourage people to embrace their differences and make everyone feel welcomed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

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Innovation enables us to stay at the forefront and bring custom solutions to our customers. Solving complex problems takes ingenuity, tenacity, and a diverse team working together to bring innovative solutions to our customers. 

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Innovation

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Creating a robust team environment takes everyone working together within an organization. Everything we do as a company involves teamwork and collaboration. We are One SkySkopes!

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Teamwork

Leadership team

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Leadership team

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Matt founded SkySkopes in 2014 and secured the first FAA permission to fly UAS for business in North Dakota.  A lifelong aviation enthusiast, he oversees all corporate governance of the company, and has taught numerous UAS courses at the University of North Dakota such as UAS Business, UAS Engineering, and UAS Ethics.

Matt founded SkySkopes in 2014 and secured the first FAA permission to fly UAS for business in North Dakota.  A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Matt has taught numerous UAS courses at the University of North Dakota such as UAS Business, UAS Engineering, and UAS Ethics.

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With demonstrated experience and knowledge working in the aerospace industry, Cory oversees the internal business operations within SkySkopes. He is responsible for streamlining the process of collecting high-quality data to deliver data products to meet or exceed clients’ needs. Cory is an operations professional that holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

With demonstrated experience and knowledge working in the aerospace industry, Cory oversees the internal business operations within SkySkopes. He is responsible for streamlining the process of collecting high-quality data to deliver data products to meet or exceed clients’ needs. Cory is an operations professional that holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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Bringing his 5 years of experience in early stage venture financing and business consulting, Dan focuses on the Accounting, Finance and Human Resource functions within SkySkopes

Bringing his 5 years of experience in early stage venture financing and business consulting, Dan focuses on the Accounting, Finance and Human Resource functions within SkySkopes

Matt Dunlevy

Founder & Partner

Cory Vinger

President

Dan Daffinrud

Chief Financial Officer

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As VP of Geospatial Services, Jared oversees the post-acquisition data. This includes our GIS services, LiDAR processing, and orthophotography. With over 4 years of experience at SkySkopes, Jared brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the Geospatial team. Jared is also a ASPRS Certified LiDAR Technologist. 

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Mike oversees multiple programs within SkySkopes including quality management and safety. He focuses on ensuring the internal processes are efficient and effective in order for SkySkopes to deliver data and services that meet or exceed customer expectations. Mike holds an MBA from American Military University and a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research from the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

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Eric works with the SkySkopes executive team to coordinate and lead strategic initiatives in the company. He utilizes his extensive UAS field experience to oversee the day to day operations Eric holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Aviation Management and a Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Operations.  

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As the, VP of  Sales and Solutions, CJ develops relationships with clients to help identify where drone technology can be implemented. He has 8 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and leverages that experience to find ways to integrate new technologies that promote safety, efficiency, and cost savings.

Jared Langley

Vice President,

Geospatial Services

Mike Johnson

Vice President,

Business Operations

Eric Goetsch

Vice President,

Helicopter Operations, R&D

CJ Vinger

Vice President,

Sales and Solutions

Office Locations

Headquartered in Minot, North Dakota, with strategic locations across the United States to best serve our customers. 

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HEADQUARTERS

Minot, ND

6008 Highway 2 E

Minot, ND 58701

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Camarillo, CA

1327 Del Norte Rd

Camarillo, CA 93010

Minneapolis, MN

2841 Hedberg Drive

Minnetonka, MN 55305

Fargo, ND

1854 NDSU Research Circle North, Fargo, ND 58102

Fort Worth, TX

8813 N Tarrant Pkwy Suite 242

North Richland Hills, TX 76182