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Our Story 

Based out of South Louisiana, UIS Drones combines experience in Management Consulting, US Army Drone Operations, and Land Surveying to provide quality aerial solutions. Founded in 2017, our company has focused on being at the forefront of commercial drone applications, especially in our coastal environment. Regardless of location, we take on large or specialized projects as we help push unmanned technology forward.

We work with: 

- Professional Land Surveyors

- Civil Engineers

- Government Entities

- Corporations

- Small Businesses

- Universities/ Research



Thomas Dempsey, CEO

Background: Data Processing, Management Consulting, Technology Implementation, Software Development, FAA Part 107 Pilot

Education:  Expected MS Geographic Information Systems, Univ. of Arizona; MBA, Louisiana State University; BS Marketing, Nicholls State University;


Luke Spinella,

Operations Manager

Background: Land Surveying, Field Data Collection, Project Planning, Personnel Coordination, Equipment Maintenance, FAA Part 107 Pilot

Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Samuel Gray, Chief Pilot

Background: US Army UAV Pilot, Senior Training Specialist ,General Dynamics; Tier III Instructor Pilot II -Gray Eagle, Textron; UAV Pilot III, General Atomics

Education: Military Applied Sciences- Unmanned Aviation Technology, Cochise College; Expected BS Business Administration, Arizona State University


Paxton Moreaux,


Background: Business Management, Product Development, Sales & Forecasting, Franchising & Expansion

Education: BS Business Administration, Nicholls State University; Masters Business Administration, Nicholls State University

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