Ghost Team

The Autonomy Hub Ghost Team is our local group of creative individuals and experts. The Ghost Team is responsible for our daily operations, management, and focus.

Loren Stone, CEO of Autonomy Hub, and Murphy Company; Vice President Director of Robotics, Tesla Foundation; President, UAV Systems Association.

"I am an avid outdoor enthusiast, entrepreneur and autonomist. These are exciting times we are living in with amazing people in which to collaborate."

"These are incredible times as we bear witness to the birth of a new industrial age. I am privileged to work among such amazing entrepreneurs and innovators. The Autonomy Hub provides an opportunity for the freedom...or autonomy to pursue one's idea. In order to succeed you need a team, and our community is there to providing resources and support wherever we can. Let's do this!"

Shilo, Big Dawg "Just love those tennis balls, doesn't everyone?! I live to bring a tail wag of happiness to someone daily." You will find him at the office, daily, and can follow him on Instagram #DogNamedShilo

Shilo, Big Dawg

"Just love those tennis balls, doesn't everyone?! I live to bring a tail wag of happiness to someone daily."

You will find him at the office, daily, and can follow him on Instagram #DogNamedShilo

Wil Cashen, Chairman, Tesla Foundation Group; Strategic Partner, Autonomy Hub "I have created software and machines to improve efficiency, productivity and process. In doing so, I have helped to reduce the global automotive workforce by more than 40%. Now, I wish to create blended relationships between man and machines delivering the highest quality products and services without the loss of human involvement.

Wil Cashen, Chairman, Tesla Foundation Group; Strategic Partner, Autonomy Hub

"I have created software and machines to improve efficiency, productivity and process. In doing so, I have helped to reduce the global automotive workforce by more than 40%. Now, I wish to create blended relationships between man and machines delivering the highest quality products and services without the loss of human involvement.

Jeff Spitzner, Chief Science Officer at Signet Innovations; Founder, Amperand; Ph.D.; Advisory Board, Autonomy Hub 20+ years experience as a founder and executive of eight scientific software and biotech companies. A serial entrepreneur, mentor, consultant with a resonating optimism and 'can-do' leadership.

Jeff Spitzner, Chief Science Officer at Signet Innovations; Founder, Amperand; Ph.D.; Advisory Board, Autonomy Hub

20+ years experience as a founder and executive of eight scientific software and biotech companies. A serial entrepreneur, mentor, consultant with a resonating optimism and 'can-do' leadership.

Andy Adrion, Partner at Vrv1; Advisory Board, Autonomy Hub "I have founded, built, turned around, sold, shuttered or flamed-out companies over the last 25 years. I have worked on and off in Corporate America, but found I was better suited for a more entrepreneurial approach to business.

Andy Adrion, Partner at Vrv1; Advisory Board, Autonomy Hub

"I have founded, built, turned around, sold, shuttered or flamed-out companies over the last 25 years. I have worked on and off in Corporate America, but found I was better suited for a more entrepreneurial approach to business.

Tom Manning, Rapid Growth Expert; Columbus Startup Magazine; Advisory Board, Autonomy Hub "You know how entrepreneurs and small businesses are constantly struggling to find new customers? I solve this."

Tom Manning, Rapid Growth Expert; Columbus Startup Magazine; Advisory Board, Autonomy Hub

"You know how entrepreneurs and small businesses are constantly struggling to find new customers? I solve this."

Kevin Converse, Advisory Board and Member of the Autonomy Hub Ghost Team Overseeing the implementation of the systems engineering, architecture, information security and virtual platforms.

Kevin Converse, Advisory Board and Member of the Autonomy Hub Ghost Team

Overseeing the implementation of the systems engineering, architecture, information security and virtual platforms.

Timothy Stone, CIO, Autonomy Hub; Member of the Autonomy Hub Ghost Team Driving a competitive edge by implementing large company resources and initiatives, while maintaining the nimble advantage as a startup.

Timothy Stone, CIO, Autonomy Hub; Member of the Autonomy Hub Ghost Team

Driving a competitive edge by implementing large company resources and initiatives, while maintaining the nimble advantage as a startup.

Rob Bondurant, Director GeoRec; Member of the Ghost Team, Strategic Partner, Autonomy Hub GIS consultant that is working with defense and academic research sectors. Utilizing his depth of knowledge in GIS to drive innovation and education with Autonomy Hub.

Rob Bondurant, Director GeoRec; Member of the Ghost Team, Strategic Partner, Autonomy Hub

GIS consultant that is working with defense and academic research sectors. Utilizing his depth of knowledge in GIS to drive innovation and education with Autonomy Hub.

Michael Ewing, Virtalis, Virtual Reality and Visualisation; Strategic Partner with Autonomy Hub A self-starting, highly motivated sales professional. With extensive background in virtual reality and advanced visualization with knowledge in providing solutions in aerospace and defense, large manufacturing, agriculture, automotive , academia, and medical industries.

Michael Ewing, Virtalis, Virtual Reality and Visualisation; Strategic Partner with Autonomy Hub

A self-starting, highly motivated sales professional. With extensive background in virtual reality and advanced visualization with knowledge in providing solutions in aerospace and defense, large manufacturing, agriculture, automotive , academia, and medical industries.

Garrett Staats, Technical Advisor; Member of the Ghost Team Garrett’s background consists of software development, GIS, photography, and of course, building and piloting sUAS. As a proficient sUAS pilot and technician, his goal is to assist other pilots with technical aspects of their craft and to facilitate technical discussions regarding maintaining and construction of sUAS. He is actively working on contributing to open source sUAS projects.  

Garrett Staats, Technical Advisor; Member of the Ghost Team

Garrett’s background consists of software development, GIS, photography, and of course, building and piloting sUAS. As a proficient sUAS pilot and technician, his goal is to assist other pilots with technical aspects of their craft and to facilitate technical discussions regarding maintaining and construction of sUAS. He is actively working on contributing to open source sUAS projects.

 

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy, Director of Operations and Sales, Murphy Company; Strategic Sales Distribution Partner, Autonomy Hub

Michael Murphy, Director of Operations and Sales, Murphy Company; Strategic Sales Distribution Partner, Autonomy Hub

Rick Keeler, Black Dawg Digital Marketing, brings to the team a wealth of experience in technology, telecommunications, operations, business development and predominantly his marketing prowess...his addition to the team is invaluable. Rick's contribution and leadership in guiding innovative solutions to help small business thrive is his focus. He provides support to the Autonomy Hub community through his services and as a mentor.

Rick Keeler, Black Dawg Digital Marketing, brings to the team a wealth of experience in technology, telecommunications, operations, business development and predominantly his marketing prowess...his addition to the team is invaluable.

Rick's contribution and leadership in guiding innovative solutions to help small business thrive is his focus. He provides support to the Autonomy Hub community through his services and as a mentor.

Dave Agler, UAS Pilot, Community Leader, Autonomy Hub; Double I Media A FAA Certified Remote Pilot, a USPA licensed skydiver, and serial entrepreneur specializing in niche media. He is also the UAS Commercial Pilot Community Leader at Autonomy Hub. As a creative professional with years of experience in communications, he helps other pilots learn both the skills of flying, and the art of producing visual media. He also supports the community at Autonomy Hub with guidance about visual communications and social media strategy.

Dave Agler, UAS Pilot, Community Leader, Autonomy Hub; Double I Media

A FAA Certified Remote Pilot, a USPA licensed skydiver, and serial entrepreneur specializing in niche media. He is also the UAS Commercial Pilot Community Leader at Autonomy Hub. As a creative professional with years of experience in communications, he helps other pilots learn both the skills of flying, and the art of producing visual media. He also supports the community at Autonomy Hub with guidance about visual communications and social media strategy.

Rick Stein, Principal Urban Decision Group; Member of the Ghost Team, Strategic Partner, Autonomy Hub A proud tech-oriented planning geek with over ten years of planning experience and over twenty years of software development and database management experience.

Rick Stein, Principal Urban Decision Group; Member of the Ghost Team, Strategic Partner, Autonomy Hub

A proud tech-oriented planning geek with over ten years of planning experience and over twenty years of software development and database management experience.

Simon Brazik, Distribution and Media Guru, Murphy Company; Member of the Autonomy Hub Ghost Team A Columbus native and Photographer. Simon is a entrepreneur and start up veteran. As well as a full time problem solver for Autonomy Hub.

Simon Brazik, Distribution and Media Guru, Murphy Company; Member of the Autonomy Hub Ghost Team

A Columbus native and Photographer. Simon is a entrepreneur and start up veteran. As well as a full time problem solver for Autonomy Hub.

Richard Graham, Principal MosaicGeo; Member of the Ghost Team, Strategic Partner, Autonomy Hub Earth Scientist specializing in Geology and Geophysics with a current focus of Marine Geophysical Exploration & Survey and Hydrographic Survey.

Richard Graham, Principal MosaicGeo; Member of the Ghost Team, Strategic Partner, Autonomy Hub

Earth Scientist specializing in Geology and Geophysics with a current focus of Marine Geophysical Exploration & Survey and Hydrographic Survey.

Mohamed Camara, Management Intern, Autonomy Hub; Student at The Ohio State University Majoring in business, specializing in Information Systems and Economics as well as pursuing a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy, with a minor in French.

Mohamed Camara, Management Intern, Autonomy Hub; Student at The Ohio State University

Majoring in business, specializing in Information Systems and Economics as well as pursuing a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy, with a minor in French.