Our team of creative problem solvers are here to guide our customers in achieving their goals.

Tamarack Aerial Services is a Drone Service Provider (DSP) predominately servicing the Northeast Ohio market. With that said, we love to travel, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you are outside of Northeast Ohio. We have an active consulting business and we can always find a qualified pilot in your area to work with if coming to you doesn’t make budget sense. Below you will find the bios for our founders and their contact info.


(440) 799-1434


Chad Hankins, President

Chad earned his B.S. in Geology from Kent State University. He spent over two decades in the mining industry working all over the North America and Africa. He has extensive experience in on-site mining operations and a unique problem-solving skill set learned from the “make it work” attitude required in remote jobsite environments. Chad spent several years working for an engineering firm serving as the remote pilot in command on a variety of large-scale projects from high rise building inspections, dam repair and highway construction. He does speaking engagements on UAVs and teaches Part 107 training at Cuyahoga Community College for first responders and law enforcement. Chad is considered by many to be a leading expert on UAVs in the Northeast Ohio area.

(330) 620-2467


Christopher D. Pugh, VP Finance & Operations

Chris, who holds a remote pilot certificate, spent a decade in the Accounting and Finance industry working his way from a Cost Accountant to a CFO. He has experienced a wide variety of industries during his professional accounting career including Aerospace, Construction, Insurance, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Technology. Chris has built his career around strong ethical principles focusing on accountability and compliance. His extensive background in cost accounting, process design/improvement and procedural documentation will greatly improve the chances of success in implementing an effective UAV program within your company. Check out the Consulting section under the Services tab to find out more.