In 2004, the worlds of flight and photography collided for Devin Leonarduzzi. Thanks to the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, his love for aviation took off as he followed the game's flight lessons everyday after school - dreaming of becoming a pilot. That same year that he got his first digital camera and spent countless hours in the backyard trying capture the bees landing in the lupine flowers (he eventually got the perfect shot and won a blue ribbon at the local fair).
Little did he know, these two new passions would impact his education and career path. His high school media classes led him to Michigan Tech, where he graduated with a Communications and Media degree.
He made the decision to plant his roots in the Houghton/Hancock area after graduation and began working in the marketing field. Soon after accepting a full-time position as the Marketing Manager at SmartCreative, he purchased his first drone and started putting it to work.
Devin started Quincy Aerial, LLC to take his love for photography and flight to the next level while highlighting the best real estate across the Upper Peninsula. Becoming a FFA Certified Commercial Drone Pilot has placed him one step closer to his dream of becoming a pilot.
Devin has put his drone to work flying for both SmartCreative and Quincy Aerial projects. He's logged hundreds of successful flights for both commercial and personal projects. His work can be found in a variety of places, from local and national websites to SkiDoo's YouTube channel.