About Droneblog

Droneblog is a blog for any and all who are interested in drones – those just getting started,  aspiring professionals, or the merely curious. We offer inspiration and practical tips to help you on your journey with drones. 

Our Story

Husband and wife team Vali and Elizabeth started Droneblog in 2014. Drones were just starting to enter the scene, and Vali immediately saw the huge potential for them to make change in a big way. With a passion for domain names and drones, Droneblog was born. The only thing was, neither Vali nor Elizabeth had any idea how to go about developing a blog. Droneblog was built little by little relying primarily on interviews, press releases and guest posts, enough to begin building a brand and a web presence, but not enough to live up to its potential. 

Then in October 2020 they were inspired to take Droneblog in hand, do the hard work of learning how to run a blog properly, and completely overhaul the whole site, which included a lot of purging, pruning and rethinking the blog from the ground up. Vali is the brains behind the operation, running the marketing and making everything look spiffy. Elizabeth is the primary content producer, with a few guest writers continuing to collaborate. 

The Team

Elizabeth Ciobanu is a full time (homeschooling!) mom of four, and serial entrepreneur in a variety of enterprises, one of which is producing content for Droneblog. If free time existed, she would love to spend more time on hobbies such as flying a drone. 

Vali Ciobanu is the visionary and driving force behind Droneblog. He caught the bug for drones back in the early days, and started Droneblog as a way to join the revolution. 

Nicole Malczan is a content marketing writer and freelancer. She’s applied her knowledge of marketing and SEO to many clients over the years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and music. 

Peter Karanja is a freelance writer and drone enthusiast. He enjoys writing about how to fly drones safely, how drone pilots can advance their skills, and the latest news in the drone industry. Peter also enjoys reading, movies, and working out.
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Daniel Cepeda is a former musician and producer who reconverted back to the aviation industry, where he worked as a flight attendant and as a part-time check-in and boarding agent while attending university. He is a drone pilot certified by EASA to operate in the categories A1, A2, A3, STS-01, and STS-02. He has completed several drone courses, including certification for the Phantom 4 and Parrot Disco AG drones. He enjoys working with his UAS, conducting photogrammetry, aerial photography, and audiovisual projects.
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Dan Bayne

Dan Bayne is the owner/operator of an Orlando, Florida-based Media Production Company focusing on Drone Photography and Cinematography. He suffers from acute gear acquisition syndrome.

Lauren Guarneri

Lauren Guarneri is a director, writer, editor and commercial drone operator based in Montreal, Canada. Lauren is a certified advanced drone pilot with Transport Canada and has professional drone training from the CQFA (Center Quebecois De Formation Aeronautique).
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