Gordon Folkes is the founder and CEO of Archer UAS. An innovative problem solver and natural leader with a passion for connecting with others, Gordon holds a bachelor's degree in economics and certificate of competency for the utilization of sUAS within emergency management from Florida State University.
Gordon has always loved sUAS and its technology—from first-person view freestyle, to automated lifesaving deployments, flying recreationally, and everything in between, Gordon has been an sUAS enthusiast for as long as he can remember. He is actively involved with local technology organization Orlando Tech and Beer, and has helped launch the organization in various cities across the country. Gordon's leadership has helped ensure that Orlando's tech community is positioned to serve and nurture the growing tech scene in Central Florida. When he's not working on Archer UAS, Gordon can be found playing piano or guitar, sailing, or surfing Florida's iconic beaches.