About Us

Vertigo Drones Leadership Team

Andrew Lake Founder/CEO
Andrew Lake

Andrew Lake served as a Marine in the United States Military for 10 years and completed tours in the middle east. Once out of the military Andrew studied electrical engineering at the University of Rochester. While attending school full time, Andrew founded Ingenious Ingenuity in January 2014 and Vertigo Drones in April of 2016. With flight diagnostics, avionics, maintenance and operations experience; Andrew was able to use his unique skill set to lay the framework for Vertigo Drones. Andrew currently serves as the company's Chief Executive Officer.

Joe Celestino Chief Operating Officer
Joe Celestino
Chief Operating Officer

Joe Celestino is a native to the Rochester area having grown up in Greece, NY. After graduating from Greece Athena High School in 2007, Joe received his BFA from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and then went on to study for his MFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Joe joined the team in March of 2016 and currently serves at the company's Chief Operating Officer overseeing all internal operations. With extensive experience in the drone industry, Joe is a valuable member of the team.

Amanda Saul Director of Customer Relations
Amanda Saul
Director of Customer Relations

Amanda Saul started her logistics career in New Jersey right out of high school in 2013 working with companies like Apple and Samsung. Her journey started at Vertigo Drones in January of 2018 as the Office Manager and was quickly promoted to Director of Customer Relations. Amanda uses her 10 years of customer service experience to build business relationships across the board. Amanda is a valuable asset to the team and works directly with our biggest customers.

You may have wondered why we adopted the slogan "We're the Professionals" and why we constantly exceed your expectations. Our team members bring much to the table with years of experience in many different fields including:

- Military aviation logistics experience
- Military rotary aviation, Flight, Diagnostics, Avionics, Maintenance and Operations experience
- NavAir (Naval FAA) compliance experience
- Private piloting experience
- Electrical Engineering Degrees
- Computer Engineering Degrees
- Graphic Design Degrees
- Part 107 Certifications

Vertigo Drones has close associations with many organizations. Our FAA certified staff provides industry leading service and support for every customer - enabling pilots to get the job efficiently.