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The Company

HumBots Data & Analysis is an environmental technology company in Northern California using UAV drones, LiDAR and multispectral photometry data science to better manage our natural resources and environment.

Services We Offer

HumBots delivers high quality data at a low cost

Aerial Photography

Capture the best features and moments with high-quality aerial photos and video.


Monitor wildlife, power/gas lines, inspect roofs, solar panels, and identify fire hotspots.


Capture more data, accurately and faster with drone-based LiDAR to have a better understanding of your property/project.


Collect information on the health of vegetation, nutrition, or identify species, pest/diseases, and water-stress.

Recent Shots

Take a look at a few photos and clips we shot.

UAV Tech

UAV’s, also known as drones, are aircraft operated through remote control by a human or autonomously. Learn about the drones we use....


Read about the different sensors equipped with the drones that capture the data.


Check out past and present projects.


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Our Team

A team of foresters, students, and entrepreneurs.

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez is a young entrepreneur from San Diego, California. He moved to Arcata, California to attend school at Humboldt State University in the Fall of 2014. Daniel pursues a degree in Economics but is also interested in the fields of Physics and Astronomy. Daniel was brought into Humbots during the HSU Google startup weekend and has been a key component to the growth of the company. In the future, Daniel looks to start many new ventures for Humbots and branch out into various fields of science in hopes to be a leader in innovation to create a better world for the environment and humanity.

Danny Kelley

Danny Kelley is a passionate business coach and leader. He recently relocated to the North Coast from Seattle with his wife and 3 children. Danny owns Edge Caliber (, a public benefit corporation with a specific purpose of using its business to inspire individual, social, and environmental change that improves the human condition. His experience includes a 20 year career in software development using Agile methodologies. Danny holds a BA in Cross-Cultural Studies and an AA in Business. He holds several certifications in coaching and is affiliated with the ICF.

Benjamin Neff

Benjamin Neff is driven by an admiration and curiosity of the natural world. This feeds his passion for protecting and maintaining Earth's natural resources for future generations. Ben moved from Illinois to Northern California to pursue a degree in Forestry and Natural Resources at the College of the Redwoods where he has completed his AS in Forestry and Natural Resources along with a certificate in geomatics. Benjamin hopes to use his understanding of forestry with modern technology to promote better management of Earth's natural resources.

Joe Snipes

Joe Snipes has lived on the North Coast his entire life and has worked in a variety of forestry professions from roads and trail maintenance to wildland fire management. Joe’s interests revolve around maintaining long term forest health and the ground work in making that happen. He holds an A.S. in Forestry from College of the Redwoods and owns ForestScapes LLC, a forest management company. Joe enjoys spending time with his family and friends and being outdoors.

Tomas Jevons

Tomas Jevons is a passionate environmental awareness advocate. He currently resides in Humboldt County after moving here from his hometown in the Silicon Valley. He attends Humboldt State University pursuing a degree in Forestry with an emphasis on soils. Tomas has a life pursuit of forest restoration and protection. To pursue this goal he has worked in several different types of forest jobs, including for Redwoods State Park and forest restoration companies. He plans to continue restoring and protecting the forest through Humbots Data and Analysis.

Aaron Spurgeon

Aaron Spurgeon is currently majoring in Botany at Humboldt State University. He works as a forestry consultant conducting wildlife biology and botanical surveys. He is an experienced timber cruiser and routinely does fieldwork for timber harvest plans and long term management plans. He is also working on a two year research project for Humboldt State University, in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Weott Tribe, studying the habitat of the eelgrass beds in Humboldt Bay and monitoring the biochemical ecology of this keystone species. Aaron is passionate about collecting and analyzing accurate data in order to protect and preserve our ecological communities and maintain a healthy environment.

Alex Orozco

Alex Orozco has lived in Humboldt County for seven years. He grew up in Modesto, CA and moved up to Humboldt in the fall of 2010. He has recently finished his Associates of Science in Forestry Technology, and looks to further his education in the Spring of 2018 at Humboldt State University. Alex’s story of education has not been the easiest, most straightforward path, and all the experiences and people he has met over the years has lead him to this point in his life. Daunting yet exhilarating, the chance to be a part of HumBots DA is something Alex never dreamed of. He hope his contributions towards Humbots will help the company grow for the future.


Latest News

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Flying above the competition: The founding story of HumBots

Flying above the competition: The founding story of HumBots On April 20th, a team of students from Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods traveled to Sacramento State to pitch their business idea at the Future Four & More Competition. The company, HumBots Data & Analysis, competed against a variety of California State...

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