Matthew is responsible for developing and managing the agricultural programming at Volatus Aerospace, and is based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba at the heart of the Canadian Prairies. After 10 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, and while teaching high school mathematics, Matthew begun operating drones in 2015, as one of the first service providers in the Ag space in Canada. He started a drone pilot training program in 2016, and travelled across North America training UAS pilots to meet both the Transport Canada and FAA regulatory requirements, while developing an international, cross-country drone pilot network. Through first-hand experience as an operator, he has witnessed the progressive developments of drone hardware and software technologies over the years in the agriculture sector, understanding that the time has finally come to turn the corner on aerial data utilization in agriculture.
Matthew specializes in developing and administering crop research programs, utilizing high resolution and multispectral imagery to deliver quantitative data analytics to his customers. In 2018, Matthew was named as one of the Top 7 Drone Visionaries in Precision Agriculture by the Commercial UAV News and was keynote speaker at the Drone Synergies Conference in Dubai.