Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Career Focus

Skilled UAS pilot and Business Administration graduate offering 7 years of flight experience and unblemished UAS safety record. Recently completed two years of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) graduate school studies. Strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities. Accustomed to working under pressure and seeking to bring well-rounded technical, UAS and business expertise to challenging role.

Technical Skills
  • Part 107 UAS Remote Pilot Licensed
  • Exceptional UAS flying skills
  • UAS maintenance (proficient)
  • Data input, manipulation/alteration, and export experience (proficient)
  • Drone Deploy (proficient)
  • Pix4D, Drone2Map (basic)
  • ArcGIS (proficient)
  • CAD (basic)
  • Adobe Suite (proficient)
Work Experience
Licensed Commercial UAS Pilot (Licensed 2017), 08/2014 to Current
Stotler Aerial Services - Self EmployedCity, STATE,
  • Delivered UAS-based products for numerous customers. Products included Commercial Real Estate images and videos, Farm Auction images, videos, and parcel mapping. Also, a significant job involving a college scheduled to be auctioned.
  • Completed missions leveraging Drone Deploy and various mapping and editing software to edit or input and compile data gathered.
  • Maintained UAS equipment including set up, maintenance, and updates.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations. Ensured thorough requirements and project needs were obtained for on-time quality product delivery. Also communicated project status and results.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Exercised extreme attention to detail and ensured safety procedures were followed in accordance with FAA regulations, including contacting control towers for takeoff clearances.
  • Planned and executed charter routes based on established paths or specific customer needs.
  • Conducted in-depth pre- and post-flight checks for safety and operational compliance.
  • Leveraged 8 years of RC Plane/Helicopter recreational to navigate trees, utility lines and traffic to deliver quality footage, despite difficult conditions.
GIS Trainee, 06/2020 to Current
Western Illinois University GIS CenterCity, STATE,
  • Completed GIS projects contracted by WIU with the State of Illinois. Many of which were self-directed and performed remotely due to COVID-19. Utilized various GIS software packages.
  • Planned and completed various flights and created numerous drone-based maps. Drone expertise utilized for GIS Center drone set-up for multiple drone models and brands, drone trouble-shooting and software updates, and user assistance.
  • Developed WIU GIS Center Drone Operating Procedures and Drone Disaster Video.
  • Completed two-day UAS missing person search and other activities as part of participation in McDonough County Law Consortium. Search included multi-UAS search team and multiple agency coordination. Contributed to post-search lessons-learned session.
  • Recognized by management for excelling in UAS-related activities.
GIS Graduate Assistant, 01/2021 to 05/2021
Western Illinois UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Completed technical services such as computer installations and miscellaneous equipment trouble-shooting.
  • Planned and executed aerial imagery and geo-referencing for Memorial Brick mapping project, enabling contributor brick identification.
  • Developed recommendation for WIU vendor Part 107 UAV Remote Pilot License curriculum and hands-on pilot training.
  • Completed and received certification from WIU contracted training provided by Training & Consultations International Part 107 UAV Remote Pilot classroom and Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute pilot (STCI) training. Courses enhanced personal understanding for Part 107 Renewal license, provided additional exposure to vendor training methods, and exposure to law enforcement UAS safety measures and special applications. Provided input to class participants from personal UAS experience.
Master of Science: GIScience And Geoenvironment, Expected in 05/2022
Western Illinois University 3.833 GPA - Macomb, IL
  • Multiple team projects further enhanced leadership and people skills.
  • Graduate Research Paper: Drone Utilization of Various Focal Length Lenses for Photogrammetry
  • 2020-2021 Dennis A. Lubbs Memorial Scholarship in Geography Recipient
  • 2021-2022 Richard Longwell Graduate Scholarship Recipient
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, Expected in 12/2019
Illinois State University - Normal, IL,
  • Multiple team projects developed leadership and people skills.
Associate of Science: Business, Expected in 12/2017
Heartland Community College - December 2017 - Normal, IL,
Personal and Volunteer Interests
  • Continuing Education - Attended 2018 Drones in the Heartland and 2017 Women and Drones Heartland Community College Drone Conferences.
  • RC Plane, Helicopter and Drone hobbyist for 8 years. Member of SIRs (Sentral Illinois Ratio Society). Participate in club recreational radio-controlled RC plane flying. Attend club meetings and volunteer time to assist with club activities.
  • Member of Western Illinois University Sportsman's Club
  • 2 year volunteer coach for Bloomington/Normal Boys and Girls Golf Program. Assisted with lessons/supervision and end of season tournament.
  • Parks and Rec baseball coach. Developed perseverance, and people skills.

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