Devin Hedrick was born and raised in Marin County, CA. He is a pioneer in using unmanned aerial systems for commercial applications. Devin majored in business at SMU, and while studying for a graduate degree in film-making at the Academy of Art, he realized that he could incorporate his lifetime hobby into his career. His idea was to use remote controlled helicopters to film high end real estate, and create an edited video for real estate agents. On October 24, 2009, he uploaded, what is most likely, the first real estate marketing video using a remote controlled helicopter: watch it here. His work caught on, and he was hired for many different types of aerial filming for television and films. He and his team were nominated for an Emmy Award for their work on “Polar Bears: Ice Bear” in 2013. He also worked with Oscar-winning director, Louie Psihoyos, on “Racing Extinction” and with former vice president Al Gore on “An Inconvenient Sequel.” In addition, he has done work for commercial real estate firms, architectural firms, solar companies, and many other types of businesses. Devin is also a sport pilot and was one of the first to obtain a Section 333 exemption, and a part 107 certification.