The Ascend Engineering Team

Andrew is a 2018 University of Michigan computer science graduate. He has been developing software over the past nine years and has always had a passion for avionics.


Andrew is responsible for leading the Ascend mission, software, and technology development.

Zach is a 2018 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engineering physics graduate. His passion for engineering started in 2008 and has since led him down the machine learning path.


Zachary is responsible
for Autonomous Intelligence and Machine Learning development.

Austin is a 2018 University of Colorado Boulder strategic communications graduate. Working in the aerospace industry in college, Austin has a passion for engineering communications.


Austin is responsible for social media, brand identity, customer outreach, and legal relations.



Our Principal Advisor

This is an exciting opportunity for professionals in the drone software engineering startup space to join our mission and guide our company growth as Ascend Engineering's Principal Advisor.

We're looking for someone to advise our team as we work to expand our staff, contracting and technological capabilities in order to meet rapidly expanding market demand.

If this sounds like you, get in touch with us.

Andrew Wilkins

Co-founder & Engineer

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Zachary Lowell

Co-founder & Engineer

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Austin Braun

Chief Strategist & Creative

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