Owner and Founder
Lydia Kuznicki is the founder and owner of Green Hippo Drone Photography. As a licensed teacher and certified early childhood education professional, Lydia is creative, energetic, and enjoys seeing how new technologies and new ways of accessing and sharing information change how children interact with the world around them. As a new business owner, she is excited about how drones will bring new perspectives to traditional industries and open the minds of children and adults to views of our planet they could never get from an airplane or from the ground. The wife of a pilot, she also sees that she can set an example for women in aviation and for women-owned businesses hoping to break into new and upcoming industries with innovative and cost-effective business models framed by social equity and a desire to open formerly-cost-prohibitive markets to everyone.
Owner and Founder
Tad Doviak is the founder and owner of Green Hippo Drone Photography. Tad has spent over 15 years in the Information Technology field. He has spent the past two years flying quadcopters recreationally and realized the potential for the commercial side of aerial photography right away. After many months of waiting for the stars to align on the regulatory side, he partnered with Lydia and Scott to found Green Hippo. His philosophy of helping people and meeting them where they are carries into the way he approaches every Green Hippo client. Analyzing the project and fulfilling the customer's needs are what he does best.
Scott O. Kuznicki is a licensed private pilot with an instrument rating and over 200 hours of time, including over 150 hours of PIC, in a variety of single-engine aircraft, including floatplanes and high-performance aircraft such as the Cirrus SR 20 and Cessna 182. He is a professional traffic operations and safety engineer, responsible for research and policy development concerning surface transportation on public roads and is a veteran of managing multi-million dollar projects. His initial experience with drones included flying the Phantom 3 Professional for freeway operations studies related to human factors. At Green Hippo, he plans and executes all aircraft operations and supervises all operations as the Chief Pilot. His goal is the safe and legal operation of the aircraft. Scott is an advocate for bicycling infrastructure and is involved in sustainable transportation initiatives in Puget Sound.