Steve Watts; Co-Founder
Steve has a passion with events and how they create natural, social engagements and positive discourse.
In 2009, he co-founded a community arts space in Gastown called Muster Studios which specialized in live music and performance. He became the resident event manager, booking talent, managing logistics, event marketing and branding.
In 2012, Steve co-founded the Eastvan Pillowfight Club, a non-profit society that raised money and awareness for the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s shelter. In this role he became the communications manager, working directly with sponsors such as Kraken Rum, Cariboo Brewing, and The Peak 102.7.
Steve’s fascination with drones, and the future they’ll help develop led him to apply his previous event-related experience to co-found Drone Fair.
Declan Sweeney; Co-Founder
Declan began working with unmanned vehicle technology in 2002 as a founding director and former CEO of Universal Wing Geophysics Corp.
Declan joined the Board of Directors of Unmanned Systems Canada 2008 for three terms and now sits as an Ex Officio board member.
Since 2010, he has been a member of Transport Canada’s Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) systems program design working group within the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC).
Declan has organized and chaired the Civil /Commercial workshop at each year’s Unmanned Systems Canada conference since 2011.
Declan now operates as an independent consultant developing pilot projects and commercial operations advisory services to companies and corporations seeking to adopt and implement unmanned vehicle technology into their particular sector.