Matt Ragan

An entrepreneur and visionary whose life experiences and impressive skill set has led to the creation of Birds Eye of Big Sky: an organization dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in Unmanned Aircraft System operations (popularly referred to as "drones")  for clients who demand the best results. Matt has a passion for flying in his blood; he was inspired to fly by his father and grandfather (a skilled Air Force mechanic) with whom Matt spent many hours building and flying model airplanes. Decades of flying experience with radio-controlled fixed-wing and rotorcraft has enabled him to seamlessly evolve into a drone pilot of incomparable proficiency.

 A recognized leader in the operation of UAS, Mr. Ragan is sought by leading organizations and businesses who recognize his abilities in flying, training, cinematography, orthomosaic mapping, and other applications of this new and innovative technology. Seeking to build a business and share its growth with his two sons, he now embraces this new opportunity to follow his real passion for aviation and technology.  

Danielle de Leon

Our principal manager, pilot, cinematographer, and digital editing specialist over here at Bird Eye of Big Sky in Montana. With a degree in Psychology and minor in Photography, Ms. de Leon has applied her education to enhancing our team's cunning skill. Challenging herself daily to log more flight time, she has evolved into a talented UAV pilot which inspired the creation of a UAS training program that involves Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) techniques developed by the FAA, coupled with mindfulness practices utilized by modern mental health professionals to improve Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Click here to learn more about Pilot EQ.

From her childhood in the San Francisco bay area to her adulthood in northwest Montana, Danielle has been surrounded by spectacular scenery and natural beauty, gaining a unique appreciation of visual splendors and aesthetic standard. Danielle possesses a wealth of knowledge in the areas of photographic knowledge, and training on unmanned aerial systems. An avid sportswoman, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Level I & II Teacher (CIYT). This combination of knowledge and athleticism has molded this modern outdoors woman into a mindful photographer, videographer, and coach who is eager to share her experience with others.