RedFly is a fully licensed and insured, commercial unmanned aerial systems (drone / UAS) operator authorized by the FAA for commercial drone work in the United States. Utilizing 360 panoramics, virtual reality, web development and graphic design, RedFly strives to remain ahead of the technological curve, create stunning visual media and customizing projects for individual client needs.Read More
Christian Vetter is a multi-disciplined photographer, providing cutting-edge visual marketing for clients since 2011. A Northern Kentucky native and 2006 graduate of St. Xavier High School, Vetter opened RedFly Media in 2015, while working as the Marketing Director for SqFt Commercial, an up-and-coming commercial industrial real estate brokerage firm in Greater Cincinnati. Christian built the marketing department of SqFt from the ground up, and developed a strong business acumen through their experienced mentorship which led him to running RedFly full-time beginning in August of 2018.
While studying fine art photography at the University of Dayton in 2007, he knew his entrepreneurial spirit and yearning to hone his craft could not be contained by the continental United States, so he went to Chaminade University of Honolulu for a three-month exchange program, but he knew he had to stay. He ultimately stayed in Honolulu for five years – graduating from Chaminade in May 2010 – after which he took a job as the web producer for Honolulu Magazine. Vetter started the magazine’s Instagram account in 2012, which now has nearly 70,000 followers.
His journey brought him back home to Northern Kentucky where he opened his first business CVFotografie, LLC to be a Google Street View Trusted Photographer. In 2014, to further diversify his skill set, he attended an intensive web development immersive bootcamp in Hong Kong through General Assembly. Christian’s technical prowess and keen eye for the moment enable him to deliver best-in-class services in aerial drone photography, 360 panoramics, videography, virtual reality and data-driven brand growth.
Brett Jager joined RedFlyMedia as chief operating officer in January of 2019. He came to RedFly with more than nine years of experience in marketing, public relations and media relations. Brett currently oversees all sales & marketing operations for RedFly and is the glue guy.
His journey began in 2006 at the University of Louisville to study Sport Administration. Although not a stellar athlete, Jager was always fascinated by sport, and first began cutting his teeth as a media relations intern for the Louisville Bats in 2009. Following his stint with the Bats, Brett interned one more year in minor league baseball with the Iowa Cubs (2010), before his call up to the big leagues for internships with his hometown Cincinnati Reds (2011) and the Atlanta Braves (2012). He became a two-sport PR man in 2013 – the first of his two years as a media relations temp with the Cincinnati Bengals. Among other duties, Brett wrote game notes, press releases and other publications, and served as a media contact for each organization, helping to coordinate interviews with players and team personnel.
In 2015, Jager pivoted into the world of nonprofit taking a position as public relations & media strategist with United Way of Greater Cincinnati. He was promoted to digital content lead in 2017, in which he remained until his departure to RedFlyin 2019. During his tenure, his duties included leading the organization’s social media channels, media relations, blog content and e-newsletters.
Richard Menninger joined RedFly Media as lead photographer in January of 2019. An exemplary artist nearly his entire life, Rich is proficient in illustration and initially had desires on becoming a drawing or painting professor. Having not previously dug deep in the realm of photography, he became more diligent with a camera in 2018 and immediately knew it was an interest he needed to pursue. Menninger discovered the work of American photographer Walker Evans and became heavily inspired to take pictures.
Rich will graduate with a BFA in Fine Art from Northern Kentucky University in Spring of 2019. He was honored with a Jury Selection Award at NKU’s Student Exhibition in 2018 and was Best in Show in 2D at State of Fine Arts 2018 at Georgetown College. Rich interned at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati in Spring of 2018, and his work has been featured in various spaces in the region, including BLDG and The Grenwich. A jack-of-all trades, Menninger has been working as an auto body technician and a bartender while completing his degree. So, if you need some body work done to your car, or if you just need a dope cocktail, Rich is your guy.
Carl Houston officially joined RedFly Media as XXX in January of 2019 after doing a multitude of projects for RedFly as a freelancer throughout 2018. Houston specializes in video and photo editing and spent much of 2018 learning to be proficient in a variety of areas of photography, including aerial. Self-driven and self-taught, Houston was recognized by the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County in their Winter Links 2019 publication for using the Library’s MakerSpace to connect his love for the arts with social activism. Houston was a featured speaker for the Emmy Award-winning Cincy Stories in 2018.
A Cleveland, OH native, Houston made his way to Cincinnati in 2009 to study business and marketing at the University of Cincinnati. He is a founding member of Cincinnati-based artivist group and 2018 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Artist of the Year, Triiibe Worldwide. In 2018, Triiibe performed locally in venues such as Woodward Theater, Thompson House, Northside Rock ‘n Roll Carnival and MOTR Pub, and in 2019 will perform at Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival. Houston is also a DJ and music producer, curating mixes every Tuesday and Thursday for Illsonic Radio. An innovator and curator, Houston strives to create elite experiences in all pursuits, and is an inspiration to the RedFly team on a daily basis.