Teena Deering is the founder and owner of TeeDeeUAS, LLC; Teena is a retired U.S. Navy pilot with 24 years of honorable service. During her time as a Naval aviator she obtained several flight hours and qualified in multiple manned aircraft including T-34C, TH-57B, SH-60B, UH-3H, and UC-12B/F/M.
Her last duty station on Active Duty was the Director of UAS Operations and Training Officer with Naval Special Warfare in Coronado, CA. During her tour there she qualified as an operator in the ScanEagle UAS and All Environment Capable Variant (AECV) Small Unmanned Aircraft system (sUAS) Puma.
After retiring from the Navy, Teena accepted the challenge to start the UAS program for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). She was the UAS Program Lead and Chief Pilot for SDG&E. Teena single-handedly organized all aspects of the program, created all procedures for UAS operations including the standard operating procedures, training standards, safety standards, maintenance standards, inspection, incident procedures, and checklists to operate the UAS safely. She worked meticulously with the FAA for airspace approval and thereby helped SDG&E to become the first utility company in the US to operate a UAS in the National Air Space. She Took their UAS program from conception, through R&D and into the operational stage and is still currently assisting them with their program.
TeeDeeUAS, LLC provides consulting services to SDG&E, Kamehameha Schools, Otay Water District, and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).