Dedicated to your project’s success.

The team at Alert 5 Media has provided insightful and creative marketing solutions including photography and video concepts for more than 25 years.

Alert 5 Media, LLC. and Alert 5 Drone Services, LLC. consist of creative talent including project managers; photographers; cinematographers; licensed private pilots; a licensed real estate professional; marketing professionals; and FAA-compliant and recurrent Part 107 commercial UAS pilots with specializations in all types of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

Put your trust in the hands of Alert 5 Media’s team just like many others.

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Rada Carfora

Founder & Director, Business Development

Rada is a mechanical engineer by trade and an aspiring entrepreneur as a founder of both Alert5Media, and a property management company.

Rada secured her real estate license in 2018 while taking networking to a whole new level in order to create interest in Alert5Media. While overseeing day to day operations, Rada also spends most of her time toward new business development for commercial and residential real estate clients, corporate accounts and construction entities in addition to supporting several charitable initiatives both professionally and personally.

Rada has secured past contracts from Miami University, the Western & Southern Open and many other locally and nationally based customers. Alert5Media is proud to be a majority woman-owned entity.

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Joseph Carfora

Co-founder & Business Consultant

Joseph is a graduate of Purdue University and has been enthused with flight since childhood.

As an avid freelance photographer and an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) pioneer, Joseph decided to petition the FAA in 2014 for a 333 exemption to operate drones commercially. He was one of the first in the United States to secure the FAA-issued exemption and has flown both nationally and internationally, logging more than 400 hours in the air. Joseph has also participated in FAA & NTSB led airplane crash investigations in the past.

Since that time, Joseph has petitioned the FAA on numerous “controlled” airspace and “daylight operations” waivers. As a co-founder of Alert5Media, Joseph is involved with the company as a consultant, while also holding a FAA Part 107 UAS certification.

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Brian Mollenkopf

Director of Photography

Brian has been a professional freelance photographer for more than 10 years, creating truly unique works of art every time he is behind the camera.

Brian has always had a passion for photography since he saved his allowance and purchased a Kodak handle instant camera as a child. Brian is formerly educated and trained as a prehistoric and historic archaeologist from The Ohio State University.

Brian now shoots full-frame digital DSLR and Matterport cameras with a strong acumen for commercial and residential real estate. Brian is among one of the best Midwest photographers in the real estate industry.

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Jason Elam

Director of Cinematography

Jason is a Dayton, Ohio-based filmmaker, and a wonderful storyteller. With a background in communication studies from Sinclair Community College, Jason uses storytelling to showcase his passions, abilities, ideas, brands and special moments of others to impact and inspire the world.

While being a skilled cinematographer, Jason is also an FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot while also being the founder of his own company, Agape Media.

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Ryan Shupert

UAS Operations Lead

Ryan is a 2019 graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with a specialization in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) otherwise known as “drones.” Ryan has his private pilot certificate (single-engine land), an airplane instrument rating, and an FAA Part 107 UAS certificate. Ryan is a Liberty University Certified UAS Instructor and Operator; a Textron Systems Certified Operator and Crew Chief for the Aerosonde Mk 4.7 Block G.

Ryan retains both fixed wing and quad UAS experience including the SenseFly eBee/eBee Plus, SenseFly Abris, Event38 E384LR, the 3DR Solo and DJI (Phantom platform, Inspire platform, and Mavic platform.

Ryan oversees Alert5 Drone Services UAS projects that include mapping, thermographic imaging, and infrastructure related projects. He also champions continuing education classes on safely integrating drones into the US airspace.


Sasha Lazic

UAS Maintenance Chief

Sasha is an aircraft and UAS maintenance supervisor. Sasha additionally has a private pilot certificate (single-engine land), and is presently working toward his airplane instrument rating.

Sasha attended FAA-orchestrated UAS training in Seattle in the autumn of 2014 and has been flying both quad and fixed wing UAS since that time.


Brandon Vastine

Video Editor

Brandon is presently enrolled as a Sophomore at Wright State University while working for Alert5Media as a video editor.

Brandon’s creativity and drive assist Alert5Media in uniquely positioning a variety of customer deliverables.