Dyan, an Air Force Academy graduate, possesses a decade of technical experience leading acquisitions and aerospace program management within the Department of Defense. She is also a pilot and former member of the Air Force Parachute Team. Her skill set in unmanned systems, engineering management, and aviation logistics brings success in strategy development and execution. Dyan was selected as Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2016) for a global tour to speak on UAS safety, risk and operations.
For several years, her research and work focused on UAS integration. Her education and training include a BS in Civil Engineering emphasis on mechanical & environmental engineering (USAF Academy), an MBA (OSU), and she is a PhD candidate and Distinguished Graduate Fellow in Industrial Engineering and Management focusing on UAS integration, also from OSU. Additionally, she earned Georgetown's Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP), Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), and possesses a Top Secret clearance.
After the Air Force Academy, JR flew F-16s and earned a MS in Operations Research from SMU, and MBA from Rice University. JR served in a selective unit responsible for the development and employment of advanced unmanned aircraft systems for the defense and intelligence communities. After directing worldwide high-risk operations, JR leveraged his UAS integration and operational experience to cofound Trumbull. He served in the Texas Air National Guard flying UAVs and is serving as a member of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx). As both COO/CFO, JR helped Trumbull to be recognized as one of Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded companies in America.
Born and raised in Colorado, Charles earned a BS in electrical engineering from University of Colorado. Then, he worked for a small internet service provider startup before joining the U.S. Navy in 2006. Charles served as a SEAL with SEAL Team THREE until 2012 and has multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the Navy in December 2012, Charles worked for Cubic Corporation, a major US Department of Defense contractor. Charles completed his MBA from Rice University. He has traveled to numerous countries and generally loves international experiences. Charles transfers his high-risk, high-value, and high-stress global operations to Trumbull and serves as Trumbull’s Vice President of Operations. Charles enjoys flying and is an avid scuba diver.
Our founders met as members of the Wings of Blue Parachute Team at the USAF Academy. Airmanship and safety are core to all operations. Trumbull's technology team brings experience with software development, data mining, and creating technology to amplify human intelligence. Our current focus is developing computer vision techniques and data analysis for the oil & gas industry.
The operations team leverages experience in operations research, optimization, programming, modeling, scheduling, and UAS test. In addition to our highly experienced in-house members, we maintain extensive reach-back capabilities to many consultants and industry leaders. Each teammate is an engineer, UAV operator, and pilot and leverages commercial, defense and research experience.
With several decades of experience in aviation to include thousands of hours in aircraft ranging from US Air Force F-16s, to commercial, as well as the USAF's and Navy's most advanced unmanned assets, our operations team can address your most technical and tactical problems. Trumbull has operators in Texas, Virginia, and California.